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.
The Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) grant program has been a series of one-time state funding to support efforts that accelerate housing production in regions across California. There have been two cycles of REAP funding. The SACOG region and its local governments received over $14 million through the first cycle of REAP (REAP 1) for efforts that address our region’s housing priorities and planning needs.
Regional Flexible Funding Programs
SACOG board approves awards in 2021 Regional, Community Design and Active Transportation Program
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.
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 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (also referred to as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, or IIJA) provides an unprecedented level of funding opportunities for local public agencies to gain access to Federal-aid funds to address transportation needs. Funding from this bill focuses on investing in infrastructure such as better roads and bridges, public transit, passenger rail, and much more.