Environment, Transportation
State or Federal?
The Active Transportation Program (ATP) was created to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking. The ATP consolidates various transportation programs - including the federal Transportation Alternatives Program, state Bicycle Transportation Account, and federal and state Safe Routes to School programs - into a single program to: Increase the proportion of biking and walking trips; Increase mobility and safety for non-motorized users; Advance the efforts of regional agencies to achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals; Enhance public health, including the reduction of childhood obesity through the use of projects eligible for Safe Routes to Schools Program funding; Ensure disadvantaged communities fully share in program benefits (25% of program); Provide a broad spectrum of projects to benefit many types of active transportation users

Eligible Entities
K-12 School Districts, K-12 Schools, Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations
Eligibility Notes
Projects are only eligible for this funding if:
They were adopted for funding through ATP but can be delivered earlier than currently scheduled to receive funds
Were submitted for funding for the 2017 ATP Program, but were not selected
Were placed on the 2017 ATP metropolitan planning organization contingency list.

Eligible entities for ATP funding include local, regional, and state agencies; transit agencies; federal, tribal, state, and local agencies responsible for natural resources or public land; public schools and school districts;
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Aug 01, 2017
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Jun 30, 2017
Annual or Multi-Year?
Match Required?
Match Notes
No match is required, but applicants must list all sources of funds for the proposed project. Projects must be fully funded.
California Department of Transportation, California Transportation Commission
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Program funding is segregated into three components and is distributed as follows:
 50% to the state for a statewide competitive program
 10% to small urban and rural regions with populations of 200,000 or less for the small urban and rural area competitive program, and
 40% to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) in urban areas with populations greater than 200,000 for the large urbanized area competitive program.
Further Information
Laurie Waters
(916) 651-6145
Link to Further Information
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