Caltrans hosts workshop for Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants

The California Department of Transportation, Caltrans District 2, will host a Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Workshop from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023 via Webex.

Caltrans Transportation Planning Grants are intended to strengthen the economy, promote equity, and protect the environment. These are the current grants available: Sustainable Communities Competitive and Formula, Climate Adaptation Planning, Strategic Partnerships, and Strategic Partnerships (Transit). The total amount of grant funding available is $53.4 million. These grants may be used for a wide range of transportation purposes that address local and regional transportation needs and issues and should ultimately lead to the adoption, initiation, and programming of transportation improvements. Past grant recipients include: Lassen County Transportation Commission – Lassen/Plumas Electric Vehicle Electrification Feasibility Study; Modoc County Transportation Commission Short Range Transit Study; and Tehama County Transportation Commission – Tehama County Climate Adaptation Response Plan.

This workshop will offer valuable information on the grant application process and how to obtain these grants. For more information please visit the Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program website.

Sustainable communities
Eligible Primary Applicants: Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Regional Transportation Planning Agencies, Transit Agencies, cities and counties, Native American tribal governments, other public transportation planning entities.

 Eligible Sub-Applicants: Primary applicants, universities and community colleges, community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, and other public entities.

Climate adaptation planning
Eligible Primary Applicants: MPOs, RTPAs, transit agencies, cities and counties, Native American tribal governments, joint exercise of powers authority and local transportation authority.

Eligible Sub-Applicants: Primary applicants, universities and community colleges, community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations and other public entities.

Strategic Partnerships and Strategic Partnerships (Transit)
Eligible Primary Applicants: MPOs and RTPAs.

Eligible Sub-Applicants: Transit agencies, universities and community colleges, Native American tribal governments, cities and counties, community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations and other public entities.

For more information, call Kathy Grah at (530) 782-3152.