Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP) – Implementation Grant - CA State Grants Portal

Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP) – Implementation Grant

Portal ID:
1581
Status:
Closed (14 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

STEP aims to address community residents’ transportation needs, increase residents’ access to key destinations (e.g., schools, grocery stores, workplaces, daycare facilities, community centers, medical facilities), and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Description:

Through the Implementation Grant Solicitation, STEP currently has up to $20 million available from Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020 Low Carbon Transportation Investments to fund clean transportation and supporting projects in disadvantaged communities. Funded projects will work together to increase community residents’ ability to access key destinations without a personal vehicle. 

Based on environmental justice principles, STEP funds projects that are priorities for historically under-served and over-burdened residents by requiring that projects center the knowledge and expertise of residents through all phases of project design, implementation, and evaluation. STEP has the flexibility to fund many different types of projects to ensure that STEP funds can help meet the needs of each community within that community’s context.

Awards will be selected competitively based on proposals submitted by August 31, 2020. Lead Applicants may include community-based organizations, federally recognized tribes, and local governments. This grant requires that applicants supply a resource contribution of at least 20 percent of the values of the funds requested from STEP.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible Lead Applicants include community-based organizations, federally recognized tribes, and local governments. Refer to the STEP solicitation Appendix A for definitions of each applicant type.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Applicants will be required to provide a minimum resource contribution of 20 percent of the total proposal budget. Resource contributions may include cash match, in-kind services, and leveraged funding from other public or private sources including other California Climate Investments programs.

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.
October 2020
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
4 years

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$20,000,000
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.
1 – 3
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.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
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:

AB 74, Ting. Budget Act of 2019. Low Carbon Transportation Investments is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars at work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities.

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).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

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