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Alameda CTC Grant Opportunities

Sustainable Communities Technical Assistance Program Call for Projects

Jun 11, 2013 at 6:25pm

Federal Surface Transportation Program funding is available to Alameda County jurisdictions for on-call consultant expertise through the Sustainable Communities Technical Assistance Program call for projects.

The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) is pleased to announce a Call for Projects for the Sustainable Communities Technical Assistance Program (SC-TAP). The Alameda CTC has created an expanded technical assistance program for Alameda County jurisdictions that will provide significant support in the form of on-call consultant expertise for Priority Development Area (PDA) planning and implementation, complete streets policy implementation and bicycle and pedestrian planning and engineering technical support.

The SC-TAP has been designed to be consistent with One Bay Area Grant Program requirements per the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Resolution 4035 as well as with MTC’s PDA Planning Program and the Association of Bay Area Government’s FOCUS Technical Assistance Program. The primary fund source is the federal Surface Transportation Program, which requires a transportation nexus (see the Program Guidelines for further details).

Application Workshop and Deadline

An application workshop is scheduled for July 16, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Alameda CTC offices. Applications are due to the Alameda CTC no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.


  • Local governments (cities and counties) should partner with transit providers serving the PDA or Growth Opportunity Area for any project that potentially affects transit service or facilities. Partnerships with local, nonprofit groups and community-based organizations are also encouraged.
  • Multiple jurisdictions, transit agencies or the Alameda CTC may also submit project applications.

Eligible project locations:

Eligible planning areas for PDA Planning and Implementation projects include:

  • Areas approved as planned or potential PDAs as part of the ABAG FOCUS program.
  • MTC Resolution 3434 station areas.
  • Alameda County PDA Investment and Growth Strategy PDAs and GOAs and locations that provide proximate access to PDAs and GOAs.

For bicycle and pedestrian planning and engineering projects, eligible locations include:

  • Any project that is identified in countywide or local bicycle or pedestrian plans.

Application materials:


Contact Kara Vuicich, Senior Transportation Planner, (510) 208-7410,

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