Regional Funding Programs

Overview

Regional Flexible Funding Programs
Open Call for Projects in Regional and Community Design programs, apps due Jan 15, 2021

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 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. 

Project applications are solicited from public agencies and their partners located in the SACOG region. All funding programs except Regional ATP are only available to projects located within Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties. Jurisdictions in El Dorado and Placer counties apply through the El Dorado County Transportation Commission and the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency, respectively. Please see the program links to the left to learn more about each program and to see previously selected projects.

The Regional ATP funding program is available for all six counties in the region. The Regional Active Transportation Program is separate from the Statewide Active Transportation Program. SACOG jurisdictions may apply to both programs, but the State—not SACOG—selects projects for the Statewide program.

 

Announcement

Statewide Competitive Programs Information
September updates on funding programs and new opportunities

Several grant programs have application deadlines early in 2020, some of which have already passed. The 2020 State Funding Opportunities table shows the latest information about upcoming grant programs identified by SACOG staff as available to agencies in the region in 2020. It includes known deadline changes stemming from COVID-19 impacts. (see table)

Announcement Victoria Cacciatore

Regional ATP application available
applications due December 3, 4 p.m.

SACOG will competitively distribute $11,773,000 of Active Transportation Program funding to projects and programs in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties to increase biking and walking. The Regional ATP application and the scoring rubric for evaluating competing projects are now available. Electronic-only applications are due Thursday, December 3, by 4 p.m.

2021 Regional ATP application

2021 Regional ATP scoring rubric

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2020 PPA Tool Materials
Updated tool and documentation

SACOG has released an updated version of the agency’s Project Performance Assessment tool. The updates follow an open beta period for users to comment and test the tool’s new changes. SACOG thanks the beta participants for their valuable feedback and comments.

2020 PPA Tool

The associated documentation (under related links) gives more detail on the updated tool and its indicators (note that step-by-step instructions for how to run the PPA are included in the web-based tool itself at the link above).

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SACOG approves Regional ATP Policy Framework
Call for projects will be September 1, 2020

The Transportation Committee, with delegated authority from the SACOG Board of Directors, unanimously approved the Final Regional Active Transportation Program Policy Framework (download here) on May 7. The California Transportation Commission adopted the policy framework at the June 24 CTC meeting. The call for Regional ATP projects will be announced September 1 (see full ATP calendar).

Announcement

Webinar: 2021 ATP competitive funding programs
Learn about the statewide and regional 2021 ATP

Staff will share the proposed evaluation criteria, process, and calendar, and highlight input provided by the SACOG Board of Directors for the Regional Active Transportation Program (view webinar slides). Staff will also review what is expected for the statewide Active Transportation Program. To provide feedback on the Draft 2021 Regional ATP Policy Framework and evaluation process, contact Victoria Cacciatore.

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SACOG APPROVES 2019 FUNDING ROUND

On August 15, the SACOG board unanimously approved $60 million in funding for transportation projects and programs as part of the 2019 SACOG four-county regional funding round. The 2019 SACOG funding round consisted of approximately $56.2 million in awards in three competitive program categories—(1) 2018 Partial Projects, (2) State of Good Repair, and (3) Planning/Project Development—as well as $3.85 million in smaller funding commitments including the Transportation Demand Management and Spare the Air programs.

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SACOG approves 2018 Funding Round

December 6, 2018

The SACOG Transportation Committee, acting on the authority delegated from the SACOG board, approved today $132 million in competitive funding awards for the Regional, Community Design, and Green Region programs of the 2018 SACOG funding round. The SACOG board has already acted to award funding in Transportation Demand Management, the other standalone competitive program of the 2018 funding round.

The 2018 Funding Round Summary table lists the board-approved funding totals of the 2018 round.

Announcement

Green Region Program Now Accepting Applications
Deadline: August 24, 2018

Apply now for SACOG’s newest competitive program, aimed at helping our region’s transportation system emit fewer emissions while continuing to function effectively and efficiently.  The SACOG Board of Directors approved a funding target of $11,760,000 for the Green Region Program at the June 21 meeting.

Applications will be accepted through 4:00 p.m. on August 24, 2018. 

For the application, guidelines, and more information, visit the Green Region program page.

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

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.

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

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. 

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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.