The Clean California Local Grant Program, administered by the California Department of Transportation, will provide approximately $100 million to beautify and improve streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways and transit centers to restore pride in public spaces. The Clean California Local Grant Program deadline is 5 p.m. April 28. Eligible applicants must be a local or regional public agency, transit agency or federally recognized tribal government. Nonprofit organizations may partner with eligible applicants, as sub-applicants.
Eligible projects should
- Reduce the amount of waste and debris within public rights-of-way, pathways, parks, transit centers, and other public spaces.
- Enhance, rehabilitate, restore, or install measures to beautify and improve public spaces and mitigate the urban heat island effect1.
- Enhance public health, cultural connections, and community placemaking by improving public spaces for walking and recreation.
- Advance equity for underserved communities.
All projects must be completed and all implementation funds must be expended by June 30, 2026.
Each grant award shall not exceed $5 million. There is no minimum award. Applications that request $3 million or less are more competitive, because there is a higher likelihood that these projects will be completed by June 30, 2026. Agencies can submit multiple applications and may receive multiple awards (each award not to exceed $5 million if more than one of their applications is competitive.
If you have any questions about the Clean California Local Grant program, email CleanCA.LocalGrant@dot.ca.gov.