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SCAG is now accepting applications for Caltrans’ Transportation Planning Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2014-15.  Caltrans plans to award approximately $5.3 million in funding for the following three grant programs:

  • Partnership Planning for Sustainable Transportation
  • Transit Planning for Sustainable Communities
  • Transit Planning for Rural Communities

On an annual basis, Caltrans solicits grant funding applications statewide from Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) and other local governments and non-profit entities engaged in regional planning activities. For the listed grant opportunities above, SCAG as the MPO for this region must be the lead applicant, with cities, counties, public agencies, non-profits, universities, Council of Governments (COG) and Native American Tribal Governments as sub-applicants.  Interested sub-applicants must submit their application(s) to SCAG by 5:00 pm Wednesday, January 15, 2014.  Please send grant package in original format along with signed signature page via email to: Alfonso Hernandez, Senior Grants Analyst at hernande@scag.ca.gov

Caltrans' grant guidelines and application related documents can be found at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/grants.html

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The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is seeking proposals for an exhibit highlighting student planning projects at its 50th Anniversary Regional Conference & General Assembly, May 7 - 8 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert. As part of the agency’s regular event programming that will highlight outstanding planning projects in the region, SCAG will host its first student project exhibit of exceptional projects in the discipline of urban and regional planning. Selected students will have the opportunity to showcase their projects on Thursday, May 7th to an audience of more than 1,000 elected officials, planning practitioners and various public, private and non-profit stakeholders.

SCAG is requesting students to submit abstracts for student-led projects that demonstrate innovative solutions to sustainability-related planning issues on a local or regional scale. Eligible submittals include any applied projects or research papers and will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Sustainability: Promotes principles relevant to one or more sustainability principles (integrated planning, green region initiative and active transportation)
  • Innovation: Introduces new concept or challenges or improves upon current planning processes
  • Transferability: Strategies/concepts that can be applied to different locations or programs
  • Feasibility: Project has potential to be realistically implemented
  • Presentation: Excellence in writing, visual content and overall organization

Submissions will be accepted from students currently enrolled at any university or college within the SCAG region (Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties). All work must be completed by students, not faculty or university staff. Eligible projects must have been completed after January 1st, 2012.

Submissions are due by Monday, March 16, 2015, at 2 pm.

To download the poster session guidelines, please visit SCAG's Regional Conference & General Assembly website: www.scag.ca.gov/ga2015. If you have further questions, please contact India Brookover at (213) 236-1919, or email brookover@scag.ca.gov.

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