TDM Innovations Grant Applications Closed
Applications were due July 27 at 5:00pm


Across the country, local governments are deploying new pilot projects to test the effectiveness and community readiness for projects and programs that encourage bicycling, walking, ride sharing, riding transit, and teleworking as options to replace car trips. Have an idea for a pilot project in your community? Apply for an Innovations Grant.

How to apply:

Applications are closed.

Who Can Apply?

  • Local governments and special districts 
  • Nonprofit organizations (e.g. Transportation Management Organizations, community-based organizations business improvement districts, main street associations, neighborhood associations, chambers of commerce, etc.)
  • Community colleges, colleges, and universities
  • K-12 public education institutions

Grant Overview:

The TDM Innovations Grants are intended to provide funding for testing new ideas and/or expanding into new markets, populations, and geographies with regards to TDM program goals. If a proposed project is an expansion of a previous project, the applicant must therefore demonstrate how the proposal is distinctly different (e.g., targeted geographic area, population, etc.).

A total of $750,000 in funding is available beginning June 25, 2018 through the TDM Innovations Grant program. SACOG will award Innovations Grants of no less than $25,000 per project and no more than $150,000 per project in support of small non-infrastructure programs, events, or projects to reduce single occupancy vehicle trips and miles by encouraging biking, walking, riding transit, carpooling, vanpooling and teleworking as options for reducing car trips. Projects that focus on testing a new strategy or tactic for changing travel behavior will be prioritized.

Eligible Programs/Projects:

The proposed scope of work should adhere to the federal CMAQ Interim Program Guidance under MAP-21 (2013), however, applicants are encouraged to think outside the box and bring their most innovative ideas. If the budget items proposed are not allowable under CMAQ Guidance, SACOG may seek to identify other funding streams that could be exchanged with CMAQ funds to allow for these expenditures.