State or Federal?
The overarching goal of this grant program is to support planning and assessment actions at local and regional levels that advance climate change adaptation efforts, especially efforts that serve the communities most vulnerable to climate change impacts. Applicants must demonstrate on-going collaboration and partnerships between sectors and jurisdictions; and identify benefits of adaptation work, such as benefits to public health, natural ecosystems, air quality, social equity, or the economy. Applicants should demonstrate how the proposed effort will: identify system-wide climate change impact risks to multimodal transportation infrastructure; identify specific transportation vulnerabilities to climate change impacts; identify adaptation strategies and specific actions to remedy identified climate related vulnerabilities; advance the planning of specific climate adaptation projects, such as developing a cost estimate or conceptual design; include the evaluation and/or incorporation of natural and green infrastructure adaptation solutions; and include economic analysis and/or cost-benefit analysis of identified adaptation strategy or strategies.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants are Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPAs), transit agencies, cities and counties, Native American tribal governments, and special districts. MPOs must apply with subapplicants including: other MPOs/RTPAs, transit agencies, universities and community colleges, cities and counties, community based organizations and nonprofits, and other public agencies.

Eligible activities must have a transportation nexus per Article XIX Section 2 and 3. Please consult with Caltrans District staff for more information on whether costs are eligible for funding.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Oct 20, 2017
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Aug 15, 2017
Min Award
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
Information from workshops held in early September will be available at
Match Required?
Match Notes
Applicants must contribute 11.47 percent of project costs. Any source of funds may be used for matching contributions, including staff time provided by primary applicant.
California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Competitive applications will include one or more of the following: identification of and benefit to disadvantaged communities, including transit-dependent populations; identification of vulnerable populations and their mobility needs and demonstration of how the proposed project responds to these needs; and demonstration of collaboration and partnerships with diverse external stakeholders such as businesses, non-governmental agencies, community-based organizations, and community residents.
Additional Notes
Some examples of eligible project types include:
Climate vulnerability assessments
Extreme weather event evacuation planning
Resilience planning
Transportation infrastructure adaptation plans
Natural and green infrastructure planning
Survey to determine number and location of transit dependent residents
Roadway warning systems for extreme weather events
Providing transit shelters with shade, water, or cooling in locations expected to see temperature increases
Further Information
Julia Biggar
(916) 654-6344

Brigitte Dillar
(916) 653-0426
Link to Further Information
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