State or Federal?
The Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants - Sustainable Communities Grants encourage local and regional planning that furthers state goals, including, but not limited to, the goals and best practices cited in the Regional Transportation Plan Guidelines adopted by the California Transportation Commission. Approximately $12 million in State Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account (RMRA) funds and $5 million in State Highway Account (SHA) funds, or a combined total of $17 million will be distributed through a competitive program to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs).

Eligible planning projects must have a transportation nexus per Article XIX Sections 2 and 3 of the California Constitution. Therefore, successful planning projects are expected to directly benefit the multi-modal transportation system. Sustainable Communities Grants will also improve public health, social equity, environmental justice, the environment, and provide other important community benefits.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes
Eligibility Notes
Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) with a sub-applicant(s), Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPAs), cities and counties, transit agencies
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Oct 11, 2019
Due Date Notes
at 5:00 P.M.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Aug 16, 2019
Min Award
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Match Required?
Match Notes
11.47 percent minimum (in cash or an in-kind contribution)
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Total Amount Available for All Grants
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