State or Federal?
$12.5 million will be distributed to the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) on a formula basis. $5,170,390 is available to the Southern California Association of Governments. The purpose of the formula grants is to make formula allocations available for transportation projects that further each region's Sustainable Communities Strategies (SCS). Applicants should demonstrate how the proposed effort would: advance transportation related greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions; identify and address deficiencies in the multimodal transportation system, including the needs of disadvantaged communities; and coordinate transportation, housing, and land use planning. Potential projects include: studies, plans or planning mechanisms that assist transportation agencies in creating sustainable communities and transit oriented SCS development; community to school studies or safe routes to school plans; studies that promote greater access between affordable housing and job centers; active transportation plans; corridor enhancement studies; and identification of policies, strategies, and programs to preserve transit facilities and optimize transit infrastructure. Funds may be used for data gathering and analysis, community surveys, meetings, and focus groups; planning consultants; and project administration.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants are metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs).
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Oct 20, 2017
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
# of Awards
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
Optional workshops are scheduled for:
September 1, 2017 from noon to 2:00 p.m., Caltrans, Sacramento
September 6, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Caltrans, Los Angeles
Additional information about these workshops are posted at
Match Required?
Match Notes
Applicants must contribute at least 11.47 percent of costs via cash or in-kind donations. Any source of funds may be used for the match. All 11.47 percent of the required match can be provided through in-kind donations, including the time of the project staff.
California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Applicants are encouraged to apply for projects that address transportation needs and deficiencies of disadvantaged communities.
Further Information
Rosie Flores
(916) 653-3957

Priscilla Martinez-Velez
Link to Further Information
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