SACOG provides technical assistance for a variety of programs funded with Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds, as well as other grants and state funding opportunities. California’s Cap-and-Trade Program took effect in early 2012.
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 a one-time 2019 funding round to complete the 2018/2019 funding cycle. The SACOG board has adopted a policy framework for the 2019 funding round. Eligible applicants can apply to one of three 2019 funding programs. Streamlined applications will be released on May 7, 2019, and due on June 10, 2019.
The Legislature passed and the Governor signed SB 1 (Beall, 2017), also known as the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. This legislative package invests $54 billion over the next decade to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and puts more dollars toward transit and safety.
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.