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 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 http://valleyair.org/grants/publicbenefit.htm
The State of California offers various grants for advanced transportation technology through several agencies.
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 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 http://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/transportation.html
Federal Grants and Incentives
Federal Lands Access Program (CA FLAP) is a competitive, discretionary program for states, counties, tribes and local governments. The program provides funds for transportation facilities that provide access to, or are located on or adjacent to Federal lands, with emphasis placed on facilities that improve access to high use recreation sites or Federal economic generators. The Federal lands access transportation facility must be owned or maintained by the state, tribe or local government. Application deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017.
Various Federal Agencies offer grants and incentives for transportation technology each year, however, due to the diversity of the programs and number of agencies involved, it can be very challenging to stay informed on what funding is available. Fortunately, all the Federal grants are posted on one site used by all agencies for submitting and receiving grant applications, GRANTS.GOV http://www.grants.gov/