TDM Traditional Grant Applications Now Live
Applications due July 27 at 5:00pm

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The purpose of SACOG’s Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program is to encourage people to drive alone less often by developing and implementing TDM programs, policies, services and/or information that promote bicycling, walking, riding transit, carpooling, vanpooling, and/or teleworking. The Traditional Grants are intended to provide funding for projects, programs, and events that have been tried, tested, and proven to be effective in changing travel behavior. 

How to apply:

Fill out an online application here (https://sacog.forms.fm/tdm-traditional-grants) by July 27, 2018 at 5:00pm. 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:

The Traditional Grants are intended to provide funding for projects, programs, and events that have been tried, tested, and proven to be effective in changing travel behavior. 

A total of $250,000 in funding is available beginning June 25, 2018 through the TDM Traditional Grant program. SACOG will award TDM Traditional Grants of no less than $20,000 per project and no more than $100,000 per project in support of small non-infrastructure projects, programs, or events 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 receive a small number of additional points, however, the majority of the weighting is on showing the potential of the project to reduce trips and/or miles, and having a plan for measuring the behavior change resulting from the project.  

Eligible Programs/Projects:

The proposed scope of work should adhere to the federal CMAQ Interim Program Guidance under MAP-21 (2013). However, if there is a strong vehicle trip or vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reduction argument made in an application but expenses fall outside of CMAQ guidelines, SACOG may seek to identify other funding streams that could be exchanged with CMAQ funds to allow for these expenditures.