Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program – Strategic Growth Council
Local governments, transportation and transit agencies, nonprofit and for-profit housing developers, JPAs, K-12 schools, college and university districts, and federally-recognized Native American tribes.
Affordable housing and transportation infrastructure, including active transportation and transit projects and programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Proposals are currently being accepted, with applications due February 11, 2019.
$395 million (2018/2019).
Medium to Large
Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grant Program – U.S. Department of Transportation
State and local government entities, Native American tribal governments, transit agencies, port authorities, and MPOs.
Roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, or intermodal transportation projects.
The most recent application period closed in July 2018.
$150 million/annually for the State of California through 2020. Grant award amounts between $5 million and $25 million, and may be greater amounts for proposed projects in communities that meet DOT rural areas criteria.
Medium to Large
Infrastructure State Revolving Fund (ISRF) Program – California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank
Cities, counties, special districts, assessment districts, JPAs, and nonprofits.
Local streets, highways, drainage, water, sewer, waste, transit, parks, and other public utilities and facilities.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. The ISRF Board considers applications at monthly meetings.
$50,000 – $25 million in loans, with terms for the useful life of the project up to a maximum of 30 years.
Small, Medium, and Large
Medium to High
Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) – California Department of Transportation
Public transit agencies including cities, counties, MPOs, and regional transportation planning authorities that operate transit service, that are designated Transportation Development Act (TDA) recipients, and that have been included in the State Controllers Office list of approved agencies.
Transit agency operating and capital expenditures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility, with a priority of serving disadvantaged communities.
Annual allocation request forms are submitted by a lead agency, typically due in March.
$96.9 million (fiscal year 2017/2018). It is anticipated that $140 million will be available for fiscal year 2018/2019 (amount will be verified by December 2018). Eligible agencies receive 50% of funding as a proportion of population size and 50% based on fare revenue.
Small to Medium
Low or No Emission Vehicle Program – Federal Transit Administration
States, local government entities, Native American tribes, and designated recipients.
Purchase or lease of low or no emission buses and related equipment, facilities, workforce development and training.
Applications are accepted on an annual basis. The most recent application period closed in June 2018.
$84 million nationwide, with approximately $6.14 million to the State of California (2018).
Small to Medium
Specialized Transportation Grant Program – San Diego Association of Governments
Local government agencies, private or public operator of public transportation, nonprofits, and tribal governments.
Projects and programs that expand mobility options for seniors and individuals with disabilities such as the purchase of accessible vans and buses, passenger facilities and support equipment, coordinated volunteer driver programs, shopping shuttle services, non-emergency medical trips, and transit travel training classes in San Diego County.
The most recent application period closed in October 2018 for the 2019-2021 cycle.
$7 million total funding. Grants range $30,000-$200,000 per year with a total grant amount equal to or less than $500,000.
Sustainable Communities Grant – California Department of Transportation
MPOs, RTPAs, transit agencies, cities, counties, Native American tribal governments, and public transportation entities. Nonprofits, universities and community colleges may apply as sub-applicants.
Plans for walking, bicycling, and safe routes to school.
Applications are accepted on an annual basis. Typically, a call for proposals is announced in late summer, followed by an application deadline in fall. Applications for the current funding cycle were due in November 2018.
$29.5 Million (2019/2020).
Transit and Intercity Rail Program – California Department of Transportation
Construction authorities, transportation authorities, and JPAs.
Rail, bus, and ferry transit systems that reduce vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions.
Applications are due on an annual basis, typically in January. The next funding cycle (Cycle 4) will open October 18, 2019, with an application deadline of January 16, 2020.
$323 Million (2017-2018). Then about $3 billion over the next 10 years.
Medium to Large