Friday, January 13, 2012

TRANSPORTATION GRANT WORKSHOPS


The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is holding a Grant Application Workshop to help potentially interested applicants, such as, MPO’s, RTPA’s, cities, counties,
transit agencies, university/colleges, special interest groups, and the public, to apply for Transportation Planning Grants for the Fiscal Year 2012-2013.

DATE: Thursday, January 19, 2012
TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
LOCATION: SCAG 818 W 7th Street 12th floor Board Room, Los Angeles, Ca 90012

For additional information about the workshop and/or the grants, please contact: Wilford Melton, Senior Transporation Planner, Community Based Transporation Planning Branch, (213) 897-1344 or Melissa Joshi, Senior Transportation Planner, Regional Planning
(213) 897-1347.

Bidding is open to entities in Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside,
Imperial and Orange counties.

The Grant Workshop and presentation will discuss the following grant programs: Community-Based Transportation Planning ($3 million); Environmental Justice – Context Sensitive Planning ($3 million); Partnership Planning ($1.2 million); Transit Planning (FTA Section 5304), Statewide or Urban Transit Planning Studies ($1.5 million); Rural or Small Urban Transit Planning Studies ($1 million); and Student Internship Development ($300,000).

Funding for these grant programs is available on a statewide, competitive basis. Application deadline (to Caltrans) for CBTP/EJ grants is Monday, April 2 at 5 p.m. Deadline (to SCAG) for FHWA/FTA 5304 grants is Feb. 17 at 4 p.m.

Transportation Planning Grants are intended to promote strong and healthy communities, economic growth, and environmental protection. They support closer placement of jobs and housing, efficient movement of goods, community involvement in planning, safe and convenient pedestrian and bicycle mobility and access, smart or strategic land use, and commute alternatives. The final results of these grants should lead to the adoption, initiation, and programming of transportation improvement projects that improve mobility, access, and economic vitality.

For more information on these grants, please refer to the Transportation Planning webpage at http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp go under Quick Links and select Grants.