Identify and address statewide, interregional, or regional multimodal transportation or public transit deficiencies in partnership with Caltrans.
Strategic Partnerships Grants are available on an annual basis and through a competitive application process. Grants are for multimodal transportation planning activities such as planning for regional and interregional public transit. The annual call-for-applications is posted on the grants website, which is advertised by Caltrans through various grant workshops for interested applicants. Grant applicants receive an award or non-award email notification in late spring/early summer. A list of award and non-awarded grants is posted to the Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program website.
Grant Budget: Federal funds, approximately $3 million total
Grant Minimum:$75,000 for rural RTPAs; $100,000 for MPOs
Who May Apply:The following are eligible to apply as a primary applicant: MPOs and RTPAs
The following are eligible to apply as a sub-applicant: MPOs/RTPAs; Transit Agencies; Universities and Community Colleges; Native American Tribal Governments; Cities and Counties ; Community-Based Organizations; Non-Profit Organizations (501.C.3); Other Public Entities
Local Match:11.47% minimum (in cash or an in-kind* contribution). The entire minimum 11.47% local match may be in the form of an eligible in-kind contribution. Staff time from the primary applicant counts as cash match
- Public Agency
Only Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Regional Transportation Planning Agencies may apply as primary grant recipients.
Matching Funding Requirement:
The local match is actually 11.47% and is calculated as a percentage of the total project cost, which equals the grant amount plus the local match amount.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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