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18 Jan

Strategic Partnerships Transit

  Grant Amount: $100,000 - $500,000



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

Grant Maximum:$500,000

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.

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