Transportation Funding Programs

Overview

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. 

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

Staff recommendations for funding programs released

SACOG has released the staff recommendations for the 2021 Regional Program, the 2021 Community Design funding program, and the 2021 Regional Active Transportation Program. More information can be found on the funding program announcements:

Announcement

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

The 2021 State Funding Opportunities table shows the latest information about upcoming grant programs identified by SACOG staff as available to agencies in the region in 2021. It includes known deadline changes stemming from COVID-19 impacts. (see funding table)

This table provides basic information about each program, including total funding available, maximum award amount, application deadline, eligible activities, and contact information for staff that are available to assist project sponsors.

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Open Call for Projects in SACOG’s competitive transportation funding round
Over $180 million in funding available for transportation projects in four-county region

SACOG has released a call for projects in the core Regional and Community Design funding programs. Offering over $180 million in transportation funding between them, these two programs are the largest components of SACOG’s 2021 Regional Funding Round.

The flexible Regional Program funds cost-effective transportation projects that realize the performance benefits of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy. The SACOG board has adopted a program target of roughly $164 million for the 2021 Regional Program.

Announcement

Call for Projects in 2021 Regional and Community Design programs
Applications due Jan 15-to Feb 1, 2021, depending on program

SACOG has released a call for projects in the competitive Regional and Community Design programs of the 2021 regional funding round. Applications for Community Design and the Maintenance & Modernization category of the Regional Program are due January 15, 2021. Applications to the Transformative category of the Regional Program are due February 1, 2021.

Click here for guidelines and application material in the 2021 Regional Program

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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.

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Webinar: PPA Tool Demo

SACOG hosted a webinar on May 30, 2018 to provide funding round updates and demonstrate the Project Performance Assessment Tool. Watch the recording here.

Be sure to visit the PPA Tool page for additional resources.

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PPA Tool Now Available

SACOG has launched the Project Performance Assessment tool to analyze transportation investments at the project level. The tool stems from a 2017 working group and its technical review of performance assessment methodologies. SACOG will use the Project Performance Assessment (PPA) tool in support of the 2018 agency funding round. Individual programs within the overarching 2018 funding round will use the PPA tool differently.