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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caltrans' grant guidelines and application related documents can
be found at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/grants.html
Posted September 30, 2014
On Oct. 27, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., SCAG will host a Strategic Growth Council public workshop to seek input on the draft Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program guidelines. The AHSC program is a new funding opportunity created by the California Cap-and-Trade Expenditure Plan, with $130 million being allocated to this program in the State Budget for FY 2014-15. The purpose of the program is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through projects that implement land use, housing, transportation and agricultural land preservation practices to support infill and compact development, and projects that support related and coordinated public policy objectives. The Oct. 27 workshop is one of four events being held throughout the state to obtain feedback on the draft grant guidelines. The deadline for receiving comments is Oct. 31 and the complete schedule of workshops is listed below.
For more information, please visit the AHSC webpage.
Statewide AHSC Workshop Locations
Thursday, Oct. 23
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Merced City Hall
678 West 18th Street
Merced, CA 95340
Friday, Oct. 24
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elihu Harris Building Auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Monday, Oct. 27
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Southern California Association of Governments
818 West 7th Street, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Click here to register
Tuesday, Oct. 28
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Lincoln Plaza North Auditorium
400 Q Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Posted September 19, 2014
The Southern California Association of Governments is in receipt of the 2015 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Amendment #15-01 for Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura,and Various Counties. The Public Review period starts on September 19, 2014 and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on September 29, 2014.
A copy of the Project Listing is located on the SCAG FTIP website Proposed Amendment link at http://ftip.scag.ca.gov/Pages/2015/proposed.aspx.
Please note that some of the changes or project additions may be for projects funded with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 funds. This public involvement opportunity is provided to meet the public involvement requirements for the program of projects.
SCAG is relying on the public participation process for the FTIP to satisfy FTA public participation requirements for the transit program of projects.
Subject to revisions to address comments received during the public review period, the 2015 FTIP as revised by Proposed Amendment #15-01 will be the final program unless amended, and a final notice will not be published.
If you have any questions or comments concerning this amendment, contact Maria I. Lopez at (213) 236-1806 no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 29, 2014.
Posted September 12, 2014
What does a "low impact" heavy freight rail line look like?
Can the roads of the 21st century provide water supply?
How much water runs off the 6th-busiest airport in the world?
Can Los Angeles be sustainable when we have the largest port on the west coast?
As the city and county consider water management in transportation funding measures, Transportation and Heavy Industry in an Era of Low Impact Development will investigate how the transportation and goods movement industries deal with their challenges to sustainability, and how they are approaching water management in their major projects.
On September 30, join leading players in those industries to discuss green infrastructure, land use, stormwater quality compliance, and the nexus of environmental and economic health.
- Jonathan Bishop, State Water Resources Control Board
- Honorable Joe Buscaino, Los Angeles City Council invited
- Robert Freeman, Los Angeles World Airports
- Sarah Jepson, Southern California Association of Governments
- Sam Pedroza, Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority
- James Vernon, Port of Long Beach
- Katherine Lemmon, LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- High Speed Rail Authority invited
and more to come!
When: Tuesday, September 30 8:30am-12:30pm
Where: The California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Posted September 11, 2014
This month's issue of SCAG's Spotlight E-Newsletter highlights the approval of the 2015 Federal Transportation Improvement Plan, a budget amendment to fund $2.2 million in Sustainability grant projects and a recap of the Fifty Years Into the War on Poverty Summit.
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