The federally required Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is known as the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) in the Sacramento Region. It is a short-term listing of surface transportation projects that receive federal funds, are subject to a federally required action, or are regionally significant. Apart from some improvements to the region’s airports and the Port of Sacramento, all regionally significant transportation projects and federally funded capital projects are part of the MTIP.
SACOG conducts funding rounds to allocate funds to transportation projects based on available apportionments of regional Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ), Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP), State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), Active Transportation Program (ATP), and SACOG managed funds. The funds get distributed through individual funding programs that together make up a funding round. SACOG will conduct the next regional funding round in 2020. Staff presented an opening framing item on the funding round in May 2020. The SACOG board is now deliberating next steps to lead to a fund estimate and policy framework action in August 2020.
State housing and transportation funding opportunities present an important opportunity to further the objectives, activities, and projects laid out in the 2020 Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy. SACOG staff are available to help local governments, transportation providers, and affordable housing developers understand grant requirements, identify the best fit between projects and various funding programs, and provide technical assistance, data, application review, and letters of support for projects that further our shared regional goals.
The Transportation Development Act (TDA) is administered by Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPA) such as the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). It provides two major sources of public transportation funding in California.
- Local Transportation Fund (LTF), enacted in 1972
- State Transit Assistance (STA) fund, enacted in 1980
Explanations of both of these funds and annual apportionments for each jurisdiction are provided below and published annually.
Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) Funding
SACOG is eligible for $6,762,880 in REAP funds to address our region’s unique housing priorities and planning needs.
Assembly Bill 101 established the Local Government Planning Support Grants Program to provide regions and jurisdictions with one-time funding to establish priorities that increase housing planning and accelerate housing production. Together, the State’s Local Government Planning Support Grants Program will bring almost $14 million to the region for housing planning related activities.