Active Transportation

ATP Grant Funding and Implementation

SCAG Sustainability Planning Grants

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Sustainability Planning Grants Program (SPG). Since 2005, the SPG (formerly known as Compass Blueprint) has strengthened partnerships with cities and local municipalities by providing consultant services as well as financial and technical resources to selected projects.

The 2016 SPG will fund the following types of active transportation projects: active transportation plans, Go Human events, demonstration projects, programs that promote safety and encourage people to walk and bicycle, and capacity building resources.

Interested applicants are encouraged to participate in a webinar on October 13th from 1pm-3pm. For more details visit SCAG’s Sustainability website for guidelines, project examples, applications forms.

California AT Program

The California Active Transportation Program (ATP) was created by Senate Bill 99 (Chapter 359, Statutes 2013) and Assembly Bill 101 (Chapter 354, Statutes 2013), to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking, as well as to ensure compliance with the federal transportation authorization Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21).

On March 16th, 2016 the CTC approved the Cycle 3 CTC ATP Guidelines. The CTC hosted Cycle 3 Call for Projects closed June 15, 2016. Approximately $240M will be programmed through the 2017 ATP in state fiscal years 2019-20 and 2020-21. Click for more info.

SCAG administers the regional portion of the ATP and relies on the CTC Call for Proposals process, mentioned above, to select the capital (infrastructure) projects to be funded through the regional program. SCAG will be releasing a supplemental call for projects for Planning and Non-infrastructure projects to be funded through the ATP as part of SCAG’s Sustainability Planning Grants Call for Proposals.

The Regional Guidelines for the 2017 ATP were approved by the Regional Council on June 2, 2016 (ITEM: 2017 Active Transportation Program Regional Guidelines). Additional information on coordination with the Sustainability Planning Grant Program was provided to the Regional Council on July 7, 2016 (ITEM: 2017 Active Transportation Program (ATP) Update).

Other Funding Opportunities

Caltrans Planning Grant

The Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program was created to support the California Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans) current mission: “ Provide a safe, sustainable, integrated, and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability”. More Info