TDM Mini-Grant Program Phase II Applications Now Live
Up to $10,000 available per project

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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 our Mini-Grant program.

How to apply:

Fill out an online application here (https://sacog.forms.fm/tdm-mini-grant-program). Grant guidelines and scoring criteria are available here.

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:

SACOG will award mini-grants of up to $10,000 per project in support of small events and non-infrastructure programs 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. 

Grant Details:

The TDM Mini-Grants are intended to provide a nimble funding source for innovative programs, events, and/or projects that encourage travel behavior change.

A total of $120,000 in funding is available beginning June 25, 2018 to June 30, 2019 through the TDM mini-grant program in two phases ($60,000 for each phase) with applications considered on a rolling basis until all funds for that phase have been awarded. SACOG will award mini-grants of up to $10,000 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.

Recently Funded Projects:

$1,500 – McClellan Park TMA: Uber from Light Rail to Business Park (first/last mile connection)

$3,000 – WalkSacramento: Community Wayfinding for active modes in West Sacramento (web tool & signage)

$3,000 – UpCycle (ReImagine Mack Road): Bikes & Bike Safety Courses for Disadvantaged Youth

$3,000 – Midtown Association:  Walk Alhambra (Wayfinding using chalk paint in Alhambra area)

$10,000 – Yuba Sutter Regional Arts Council: Mini Murals of Live Oak (artwork along trails and near schools with gamification through app)

$9,500 – City of Sacramento:  Phantom Auto R&D Partnership (testing shared use of automated vehicle around Golden One)