Friday, September 5, 2014

Can We Interest You in a Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant?

Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants can be used for a wide range of purposes, including studying agritourism mobility. This goat is not eligible for a grant, but he can encourage his local transportation commission to apply.

It’s grant time! The Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program was created to support our mission: provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability. There are currently two grants available: Strategic Partnerships and Sustainable Communities.

These grants may be used for a wide range of transportation planning purposes that address local and regional transportation needs and issues and should ultimately lead to the adoption, initiation, and programming of transportation improvements. Recent grants funded projects such as an agritourism mobility study in El Dorado County, an online transit resource guide in Santa Barbara County, and a master parking plan for Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

Who’s eligible? Transit agencies, cities, counties, Native American tribal governments, universities, community colleges, non-profits and more. Important dates:

September 2, 2014: Release Call for Applications
October 16 at 5 pm: Applications due to SCAG
October 31 at 5 pm: Applications due to Caltrans

Questions? Check out the grants website or come to a workshop on Monday, September 8:

When: September 8, 2014, 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: 818 West Seventh St,. 12th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017
Host: Southern California Association of Governments

For more information, contact Melanie Bradford at Melanie.Bradford@dot.ca.gov.