Grants Details

Active Transportation Program (ATP) - Cycle 2
This Grant will expire on June 01, 2015

The purpose of ATP is to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation by achieving the following goals:​

  •  Increase the proportion of trips accomplished by biking and walking,​
  • Increase safety and mobility for non-motorized users,
  • Advance the active transportation efforts of regional agencies to achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals,
  • Enhance public health,
  • Ensure that disadvantaged communities fully share the benefits of the program, and
  • Provide a broad spectrum of projects to benefit many types of active transportation users. 
The applicant for Active Transportation Program funds assumes responsibility and accountability for the use and expenditure of program funds. Applicants must be able to comply with all the federal and state laws, regulations, policies and procedures required to enter into a Local Administering Agency-State Master Agreement (Master Agreement). Refer to Chapter 4, Agreements, of the Local Assistance Procedures Manual for guidance and procedures on Master Agreements. The following entities, within the State of California, are eligible to apply for Active Transportation Program funds:

  • Local, Regional or State Agencies - examples include city, county, MPO, and Regional Transportation Plannin Agency
  • Transit Agencies - any agency responsible for public transportation that is eligible for funds under the Federal Transit Administration
  • Natural Resource of Public Land Agencies - Federal, Tribal, State, or local agency responsible for natural resources or public land administration. Examples include:
    • State or local park or forest agencies
    • State or loca fish and game or wildlife agencies
    • Department of the Interior Land Management Agencies
    • U.S. Forest Service
The application consists of three parts and must be postmarked by June 1, 2015. Caltrans requires five (5) hard copies (one (1) original and four (4) copies) as well as two (2) electronic files. Applications should be mailed to the following address:

Division of Local Assistance, MS 1
Attn: Office of Active Transportation and Special Programs
P.O. Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001