Funding Opportunities

The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) is responsible for the planning, programming and allocation of federal, state, regional, and local funding for transportation improvements throughout Alameda County. The investments approved by Alameda CTC result in a wide range of transportation improvements and services that facilitate safe, efficient and accessible travel for all types of transportation in all areas of Alameda County. The Comprehensive Investment Plan (CIP) brings the vision and goals established through the Alameda CTC’s long-range countywide plans into the near term by focusing funding investments over a five-year programming and allocation period. The purpose of the CIP is to facilitate strategic programming and allocation of all federal, state, regional and local fund sources under the Alameda CTC’s purview. This includes, but is not limited to, federal Surface Transportation Program (STP)/Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ), State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), County Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA), and local sales tax measures and vehicle registration fee programs.

The latest CIP document can be found here: Comprehensive Investment Plan

Safe Routes to School Mini-Grant Program Call for Projects

Alameda CTC’s Safe Routes to Schools Mini-Grant Program (Program) aims to support capital improvements that enhance the conditions for pedestrians and cyclists and transit riders traveling to and from school in Alameda County.  $1.7M in Measure B/CMATIP funds are available to eligible jurisdiction on a non-competitive, formula distribution as further described in the Program Guidelines.

Guidelines and Application Form

Resources

SR2S Mini-Grant Applications Due By: March 15, 2021

Refer to Program Guidelines for Staff Contacts and submittal instructions.

2022 Comprehensive Investment Plan (2022 CIP) Call for Projects

CIP Guidelines and Application Form

(Note the application site may experience slow periods during peak hours.)

2022 CIP Application Workshop (December 16, 2020 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm)

CIP Reference Materials

The CIP streamlines the programming of these fund sources by considering all available fund sources through a consolidated process that prioritizes, evaluates, and recommends funding to critical transportation infrastructure and operations needs that build and maintain the county’s transportation system. The expenditure and revenue assumptions included in the CIP are updated annually and proposals for new projects and programs are considered every two years as part of a full CIP update cycle.

The CIP also serves to satisfy the strategic plan requirements for the 1986 Measure B, 2000 Measure B, 2010 Vehicle Registration Fee and the 2014 Measure BB programs, each of which generates a local fund source directly administered by Alameda CTC. In addition, the CIP serves as the Capital Improvement Program required of Alameda CTC as the congestion management agency for Alameda County.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Bicycle and Pedestrian Grant Program CLOSED 10/31/20

Call for Projects Applications Due: October 31, 2020

The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) is announcing availability $1.125M in local Bicycle and Pedestrian Measure B sales tax funds to deploy 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 offers eligible recipients a single, maximum grant award of up to $75,000 for bicycle and pedestrian transportation improvements that achieve these program goals.  This program has been established as a non-competitive funding opportunity.  All eligible jurisdictions that propose an eligible project with the required matching funds (50 percent) will receive program funding. Refer to the program guidelines for additional information. Alameda CTC is accepting applications through October 31, 2020.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Bicycle and Pedestrian Grant Program Materials

Submission Instructions / Questions

Submit the Funding Application or questions  to  John Nguyen, Principal Transportation Planner at: jnguyen@alamedactc.org.  

Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) CLOSED 6/30/20

Fiscal Year 2020-21 Call for Projects Applications Due: June 30, 2020 (Updated April 29, 2020)

Due to the continuing impacts of COVID-19, the application period is extended to June 30, 2020. The Alameda CTC has released a call for projects for the FY 2020-21 TFCA County Program Manager Fund. An estimated $2.9 million of TFCA funding is available this cycle. TFCA is a local fund source of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District). As the TFCA program manager for Alameda County, the Alameda CTC is responsible for programming 40 percent of the $4 vehicle registration fee collected within Alameda County for this program.

Application Deadline

Applications are due to the Alameda CTC by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Eligibility

  • Eligible applicants are limited to public agencies, including cities, the County and transit operators.
  • Projects are to result in a reduction of motor vehicle emissions within the Air District’s jurisdiction. In general, eligible projects are those that conform to the provisions of the Air District's TFCA County Program Manager Fund Policies.
  • Proposed programs are to be ready to start operations by July 1, 2021. Capital projects are to be ready to start the construction phase by December 31, 2021 and be completed by fall 2022, unless a longer time period is requested at the time of the application.
  • All funded projects are required to submit annual and final project reports and certain project types will be required to collect data for the purposes of documenting project cost-effectiveness. The data collection requirements vary by project type (see the sample TFCA report forms below).

Application Materials

Questions

Contact Jacki Taylor with questions, by phone: (510) 208-7413 or email: jtaylor@alamedactc.org  

Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) - CLOSED 4/19/19

Fiscal Year 2019-20 Call for Projects

Applications Due: April 12, 2019

The Alameda CTC has released a FY 2019-20 TFCA call for projects. An estimated $2.4 million in funding is available this cycle. TFCA is a local fund source of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District). As the TFCA program manager for Alameda County, the Alameda CTC is responsible for programming 40 percent of the $4 vehicle registration fee collected in Alameda County for this program.

Application Deadline

Applications are due to the Alameda CTC by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2019

Eligibility

  • Projects are to result in the reduction of motor vehicle emissions within the Air District’s jurisdiction. In general, eligible projects are those that conform to the provisions of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) TFCA County Program Manager Fund Policies.
  • Proposed projects are evaluated by Alameda CTC for estimated reductions in total reactive organic gases (ROG), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and weighted particulate matter 10 microns in diameter and smaller (PM10) emissions (TFCA cost effectiveness, $TFCA/ton emissions reduced) and must meet minimum thresholds to receive funding.
  • Proposed projects need to be able to start by December 31, 2020 and generally be completed within 2 years.
  • All funded projects are required to submit annual and final project reports and certain project types will be required to collect data for the purposes of documenting project cost-effectiveness. The data collection requirements vary by project type (see the sample TFCA reporting forms below).

Application Materials

Questions

Contact Jacki Taylor, via phone: 510-208-7413 or email: jtaylor@alamedactc.org  

2020 Paratransit Discretionary Grant Program Call for Projects - CLOSED 12/14/18

The Alameda CTC is initiating a call for projects for its 2020 Paratransit Discretionary Grant Program (Paratransit Program) for eligible transportation projects and programs targeted towards seniors and people with disabilities. Through the 2020 Paratransit Program an estimated $9 million of funding is available for a five-year funding period, fiscal years 2019-2020 through 2023-2024. The 2020 Paratransit Program’s application period will open Tuesday, November 6, 2018 and close Friday, December 14, 2018. Eligible applicants with projects/programs that are implementation ready during fiscal years 2019-2020 through 2023-2024 should apply during this time. Alameda CTC’s 2020 Paratransit Program funding recommendations will be considered by the Commission in late spring 2019.

2020 Paratransit Program Call for Projects Material

Application

Application Workshop

Program Guidelines and Resources

Program Contacts

Krystle Pasco, Assistant Program Analyst 510.208.7467 kpasco@alamedactc.org Kate Lefkowitz, Associate Transportation Planner 510.208.7471 klefkowitz@alamedactc.org  

2018 Comprehensive Investment Plan (2018 CIP) Call for Projects - CLOSED 10/31/16

Application

2018 CIP Application Workshop

Program Guidelines and Resources