Community Design

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SACOG Approves 2016 Funding Round

On December 10, 2015, the SACOG Board of Directors approved the recommended funding awards for Community Design Program projects in Round 7 (2016). Eleven projects were funded in the Tier 1 competitive category totaling almost $15.3 million. Approximately $2.95 million was also approved in the Tier 2 competitive category. Tier 1 funds are available for programming with this Board action, and Tier 2 funds become available in the event of legislative action and/or identified delivery strategies that yield new funding in advance of the next competitive SACOG call for projects.

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2016 Funded Projects

The competitive category for the Community Design Program followed a selection process. The Community Design Funding Program and Application Guidelines were released on April 21, 2015. Applications were due on June 29, 2015. Two independent panels reviewed the applications. One reviewed for eligibility and interviewed each applicant for feasibility. The other body reviewed the applications for consistency with the program’s evaluation criteria. Each project applicant was also interviewed.

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Better Ways to Grow

Quality of life concerns are driving communities throughout the State of California and the nation to make growing smarter a top priority. Nowhere is this mission more important than in the six-county Sacramento Region, which is experiencing some of the fastest growth in the state. The region’s political leaders—from Colfax to Isleton and Winters to Placerville—are working together under the umbrella of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments to address these concerns through the Sacramento Region Blueprint: Transportation/Land Use Study.

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Use It Or Lose It policy

This policy establishes responsibility for timely obligation of these funds by project sponsors, the process for proposing and processing project changes, substitute projects and the exchange of funds. It also specifies the authority of the SACOG Board to redirect funds to other projects when necessary to keep the region from losing funds to reprogramming by the California Transportation Commission (CTC), or as a last resort to exchange the funds with Caltrans for non-federal funds at a discount per CTC Guidelines for Traffic Congestion Relief Act Exchange Program.