Active Transportation

SCAG Sustainability Planning Grants: 2017 Active Transportation Call for Proposals

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is accepting applications through August 31, 2017 for the Sustainability Planning Grants: 2017 Active Transportation Call for Proposals (AT CFP). The AT CFP provides a unique opportunity for agencies that have not yet received funding through the first three cycles of the California Active Transportation Program to develop plans and programs that will position them to be successful for future infrastructure funding solicitations. The AT CFP will be administered through SCAG’s Sustainability Planning Grants Program (SPG). Application materials and resources can be found on the SPG website. Selected projects and programs will receive state funding from the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account as part of SCAG’s 2017 Regional ATP Augmentation Program.

California Active Transportation 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). Funds are awarded through call for proposals issued by the California Transportation Commission and SCAG.

2017 ATP Augmentation Call for Projects

The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, Senate Bill (SB) 1 provides the first on-going increase in state transportation funding in more than two decades. SB1 adds an additional $100m a year to the ATP program starting in fiscal year 2017-18. As a result of the available SB1 funding, the CTC is hosting the 2017 Active Transportation Program Augmentation, an interim ATP call for projects.

Eligible projects must have been submitted through the previous ATP cycle (2017 ATP). Projects awarded through the 2017 ATP can apply to advance funding. Projects that were submitted but did not receive awards in the 2017 ATP are also eligible to receive funding through the 2017 ATP Augmentation. Applications are due on August 1, 2017. Click for more info.

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