Section 190 Grade Separation Program

Portal ID:
5293
Status:
Closed
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
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Details

Purpose:

The Section 190 Grade Separation Program is a Department of Transportation competitive grant program that provides $15 million each year to local agencies for the construction of grade separation projects.

The intent of the Grade Separation Program is to improve safety and expedite the movement of vehicles by eliminating highway-rail crossing at grade with a grade separation.

 

 

 

Description:

April 1st of each fiscal year is the last date on which applications for allocation of grade separation funds in that fiscal year can be filed.

Contents of Application Submission:

The complete application must include a written request for an allocation in a specified monetary amount along with copies of each of the following attached to it:

(1) All necessary orders of the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California.

(a) An order authorizing construction of the project;

(2) A statement of the applicant's position on the annual priority list established by the Public Utilities Commission.

(3) In case the applicant and affected railroad or railroads cannot agree as to the apportionment of the cost of the project between them, an order apportioning such cost, but in no case shall an allocation be made unless the railroad or railroads contribute no less than the amount required.

(4) All necessary agreements with the affected railroad or railroads fully executed by railroad or railroads and applicant. The necessary agreements with the railroad include:

(a) Permission to enter upon railroad right of way for construction, or, in lieu thereof, an order of the Public Utilities Commission or of a court of competent jurisdiction authorizing such entry for construction purposes;

(b) A description of the project on a plan setting forth the area and items of the project and the particular area and items of the project to which the railroad or railroads agree to contribute;

(c) The percentage of railroad's or railroads' contribution to the cost of the area and items to which railroad or railroads agree to contribute;

(d) Identification and estimated cost of the area and items to which railroad or railroads do not contribute;

(e) Agreement that railroad or railroads shall contribute a minimum of 10 percent of the cost of the project without a maximum dollar limitation on the railroad's contribution, except that the contribution may be less than 10 percent of the cost of the project.

(f) When two or more railroads are affected by a project, their combined contribution must be a minimum of 10 percent of the cost of the project without a maximum dollar limitation on the combined contribution.

(5) A certified resolution by the applicant's governing body authorizing the filing of an application.

(6) Certified resolution by the applicant's governing body stating that all matters prerequisite to the awarding of the construction contract can be accomplished within two years after the allocation of the funds.

(7) A certified resolution by applicant's governing body stating that sufficient local funds will be made available as the work of the project progresses.

(8) Copies of all necessary Environmental Impact Reports or Negative Declarations, with a certified Notice of Determination and approval or acceptance of these documents by the Lead Agency.

(9) General plan of the project, including profiles and typical sections.

(10) Project cost estimate, which includes construction, preliminary and construction engineering, work by railroad forces, right of way costs, and utility relocation

 

 

 

 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Public agency that are eligible includes a city, a county, a separation-of-grade district, and any public and/or local entity that provides rail passenger transportation services.

Eligible Geographies:

State of California

Matching Funding Requirement:

An allocation of 80 percent of the estimated cost of the project shall be made; except that whenever contributions from other sources exceed 20 percent of the estimated cost, the allocation shall be reduced by the amount in excess of 20 percent of the estimated cost.

On projects that eliminate an existing crossing, or alter or reconstruct an existing grade separation, 11the railroad agrees to contribute 10 percent of the cost of the project.

 

 

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
June/July
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
31 days

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$15,000,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$5,000,000 – $15,000,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
20%
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

The Section 190 of the Streets and Highway Code requires the State's annual budget to include $15 million for funding qualified projects on the Section 190 Grade Separation Priority list. The Department of Transportation is responsible to be the funding agency of the Section 190 Grade Separation program.

 

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Reimbursement from actual prior work activity.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Carlos Ruiz, 1-916-654-3894, carlos.ruiz@dot.ca.gov