A Funding Opportunity: COVID-19 Rapid Response Bicycle and Pedestrian Grant Program

Alameda CTC is pleased to announce the availability of $1.125 million in local Bicycle and Pedestrian Measure B sales tax funds for the deployment of a COVID-19 Rapid Response Bicycle and Pedestrian Grant Program (Program) to support Alameda County’s economic recovery and regrowth from the impacts of COVID-19.

Program funds are designated for quick-build transportation improvement projects that support improved bicycle and pedestrian accessibility to local businesses.

The Program goals are to:

  • Create, expand and improve bicycle/pedestrian access to local business, restaurants and employment centers
  • Restore local economic activity
  • Promote physical social distancing, enhanced mobility and open spacing along transportation corridors to business districts and employment centers
  • Enhance public health through transportation improvements that mitigates the risk and spread of COVID-19

This non-competitive funding opportunity offers eligible recipients a single, maximum grant award of up to $75,000 for bicycle and pedestrian transportation improvements that achieve the aforementioned program goals. All eligible jurisdictions that propose an eligible project with the required matching funds (50 percent) will receive program funding.

Alameda CTC will accept applications through October 31, 2020. Applications and program questions may be submitted electronically to John Nguyen, Principal Transportation Planner, jnguyen@alamedactc.org prior to the application deadline.

The funding application, along with additional information on Program guidelines, can be found on Alameda CTC’s Funding web page under the Call for Projects tab.

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