Transportation Funding Programs


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.



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:


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.


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.


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

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

Attachment: Caltrans 2020 PPR

Attachment: Caltrans Engineer's Estimate


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).


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).


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.