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.
Eligible Entities
K-12 School Districts, Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
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
Min Award
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
Previous Guidelines and Applications Workshops' agendas and presentation materials can be found at:
Match Required?
Match Notes
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
Competition Notes
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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