As mentioned above, all grant applications must meet the state’s criteria and be submitted to Caltrans first. After the state selects and approves projects for the the Statewide Program, the remaining applications will be forwarded to regional MPOs for consideration in the Regional Programs.
SCAG is currently collaborating with the county transportation commissions to develop competitive project selection priorities for its Regional Program, including consideration of geographic equity. However, all project applications will be initially scored based on the state’s funding criteria and must be submitted to Caltrans by May 21, 2014.
The competitive process is outlined in the California Transportation Commission draft ATP Guidelines (to be adopted by March 20, 2014). To be notified of when the guidelines become available, please visit the Caltrans ATP website