|State or Federal?|
The Active Transportation Program (ATP) legislation defines the purpose as encouraging increased use of active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking and defines the goals as:
- Increase the proportion of trips accomplished by biking and walking.
- Increase safety and mobility of non-motorized users.
- Advance the active transportation efforts of regional agencies to achieve Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction (GHGR) goals as established pursuant to Senate Bill 375 and Senate Bill 391.
- Enhance public health, including reduction of childhood obesity through the use of programs including, but not limited to, projects eligible for Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) funding.
- Ensure that disadvantaged communities fully share in the benefits of the program.
- Provide a broad spectrum of projects to benefit many types of active transportation users.
|K-12 School Districts, Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, State Government|
Eligible applicants are local, regional or state agencies; Caltrans; transit agencies; natural resources or public land agencies; public schools or school district; tribal governments; private nonprofit organizations (Recreational Trail Program funds and park projects that benefit the general public only); and any other entity with responsibility for oversight of transportation or recreational trails that the Commission determines to be eligible.
Eligible projects are infrastructure projects, non-infrastructure projects and plans that encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking and projects that meet at least one of the program goals.
|Most Recent/Current Due Date|
|Jul 31, 2018|
|Most Recent RFP Release Date|
|May 22, 2018|
|Annual or Multi-Year?|
|Previous Guidelines and Applications Workshops' agendas and presentation materials can be found at: http://www.catc.ca.gov/programs/atp/|
|The CTC does not require a funding match for federal ATP. Large MPOs, in administering a competitive selection process, may require a funding match for projects selected through their competitive process. However, the ATP is a reimbursement program for eligible costs incurred.|
|California Transportation Commission (CTC)|
|Total Amount Available for All Grants|
The minimum request for ATP funds that will be considered is $250,000. This minimum does not apply to non-infrastructure projects, Safe Routes to Schools projects, Recreational Trail projects, and plans. Project types include plan, non-infrastructure, small infrastructure (<$1.5M), medium infrastructure ($1.5 < $7M), and large infrastructure (>$7M).
MPOs administering a competitive selection process may use a different minimum funding size.
40% of ATP funds will be distributed to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in urban areas with populations greater than 200,000. A minimum of 25% of funds distributed to each MPO must benefit disadvantaged communities.
10% of ATP funds will be distributed to small urban and rural areas with populations of 200,000 or less.
The remaining 50% will be competitively awarded by the Commission on a statewide basis. A minimum of 25% of the funds of the statewide competitive program must benefit disadvantaged communities.
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