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Caltrans Announces Application Period for $40 Million in Transportation Planning Grants

November 1, 2018
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is accepting applications for $40 million in transportation planning grants for FY 2019–20 to support local agencies’ efforts to plan more sustainable communities, reduce transportation-related greenhouse gases and adapt to the effects of climate change.
A significant portion of these grant funds is available because of SB 1 — the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
The available transportation planning grants include:
  • Sustainable Communities Grants ($29.5 million) to encourage local and regional planning that furthers state goals and help achieve California's greenhouse gas reduction targets. 
  • Strategic Partnerships Grants ($4.5 million) to identify and address statewide, interregional, or regional transportation deficiencies on the state highway system in partnership with Caltrans. The transit component will fund planning projects that address multimodal transportation deficiencies with a focus on transit. 
  • Adaptation Planning Grants ($6 million) to support planning actions at local and regional levels that advance efforts to ensure the transportation system is resilient in the face of climate change and extreme weather events. 
The FY 2019–20 Grant Application Guides, application forms, and required templates are available online. Grant announcements are anticipated in spring 2019.
Applications are due by Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.
Grant applicants are encouraged to contact Caltrans district staff to ask questions and receive help developing applications.
SB 1 invests approximately $54 billion over the next decade to fix roads, freeways and bridges and puts more dollars toward transit and safety. Caltrans is committed to conducting its business in a fully transparent manner and detailing its progress to the public. For complete details on SB 1 visit http://www.rebuildingca.ca.gov/.

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