Local/Regional Grants and Incentives
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District offers various grants and incentive programs for Public Agencies, Residents, Businesses, and Technology. Incentives are typically available on a first-come first-serve basis, so interested parties should apply early. A complete list of their current incentive programs is available at the San Joaquin Valley Air District Website at the following link: http://valleyair.org/grants/
Community Improvement Projects that Reduce Vehicle Use and Emissions Component This component is intended to fund land use and community development projects that reduce vehicle use and emissions through enhanced walkability and increased use of zero and near-zero transportation options. The purpose of this component is to help provide match assistance funding to Valley public agencies to help enhance their applications for local, state, and federal funds for these types of projects. Eligible applicants are public agencies such as cities, counties, special districts (i.e. water districts, irrigation districts, etc.) and public educational institutions (i.e. school districts, community colleges, state universities, etc.) located within the geographic boundaries of the District. Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Application and Guidelines for the Community Improvement Projects that Reduce Vehicle Use and Emissions Component are available on the District’s website at the following link: http://valleyair.org/grants/publicbenefit.htm
California Climate Investments is a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities.
The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution.
California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are made in disadvantaged and low-income communities.
For more information regarding funding opportunities please see the following link: http://www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov/
The California Air Resources Board administers grant programs funded through various State sources including the Cap and Trade program. A complete list of the various funding programs is available at the California Air Resources Board Website at the following link: http://www.arb.ca.gov/ba/fininfo.htm
The California Energy Commission also administers grant programs for transportation technology. A list of their grant programs can be found at the California Energy Commission Website at the following link: http://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/transportation.html
Caltrans: Active Transportation Program (ATP) Grant Statewide Cycle 4 Caltrans anticipates the CTC will announce the 2019 (Cycle 4) call-for-projects in or around March 2018. In preparation for this call, CTC will be holding several ATP stakeholder workshops to discuss possible changes to the Guidelines and Application. These workshops will be spread geographically across the state during the last quarter of 2017. Cycle 4 Call for Projects is expected to include about $440M in ATP funding made up of Federal funding and State SB1 and SHA funding. The funding/programming years are expected to include 19/20, 20/21, 21/22 and 22/23 funding years.
The Active Transportation Program was created to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking. Funding from the Active Transportation Program may be used to fund the development of community wide bike, pedestrian, safe routes to schools, or active transportation plans in predominantly disadvantaged communities. The goals of the Active Transportation Program are to:
- Increase the proportion of trips accomplished by biking and walking or Increase the safety and mobility of non-motorized users.
- Advance the active transportation efforts of regional agencies to achieve greenhouse gas reduction
- Enhance public health, including reduction of childhood obesity using programs including, but not limited to, projects eligible for Safe Routes to School Program funding.
- Ensure that disadvantaged communities fully share in the benefits of the program.
- Provide a broad spectrum of projects to benefit many types of active transportation users.
For more information and future updates, please refer to the following link: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/atp/.
Caltrans: Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Cycle 9 The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST) was signed into law on December 4, 2015. Under the FAST Act, the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is a core federal-aid program to States for the purpose of achieving a significant reduction in fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. The Division of Local Assistance (DLA) manages California’s local agency share of HSIP funds. California’s Local HSIP focuses on infrastructure projects with nationally recognized crash reduction factors (CRFs). Local HSIP projects must be identified on the basis of crash experience, crash potential, crash rate, or other data-supported means. The HSIP Cycle 9 Call for Projects applications are due August 31, 2018.
BUILD Transportation Grant The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 appropriated $1.5 billion, available for obligation through September 30, 2020, for National Infrastructure Investments previously known as TIGER grants, and now renamed BUILD Transportation grants. As with previous rounds of TIGER, funds for the FY 2018 BUILD Transportation program are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact.
BUILD applications will be based on the following merit criteria:
- State of Good Repair
- Economic Competitiveness
- Environmental Protection
- Quality of Life
- Non-Federal Revenue for Transportation Infrastructure Investment
Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov by 8:00 pm EDT on July 19, 2018. For more information please refer to the following link: https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/dot3218
Low or No Emission Program (Low-No Program) 2018 Notice of Funding 5339(c) The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $84.45 million of Fiscal Year 2018 funds for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities. The main purpose of the Low-No Program is to support the transition of the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. The Low-No Program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities.
Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov by 11:59 PM EDT on June 18, 2018. For more information please refer to the following link: https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/applying/notices-funding/low-or-no-emission-program-low-no-program-2018-notice-funding