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$40 Million Available in Adaptation Planning Grants

January 11, 2018

The Department of Transportation DOT has announced a second call for adaptation planning grants with $40.8 million available for transportation planning projects statewide. The application deadline is February 23,  at 5:00 p.m..

Available grant funds include:

Sustainable Communities Grants ($29.5 million) to encourage local and regional planning that furthers state goals, including, but not limited to, the goals and best practices cited in the Regional Transportation Plan guidelines adopted by the California Transportation Commission.

Strategic Partnerships Grants ($4.3 million) to identify and address statewide, interregional, or regional transportation deficiencies on the State highway system in partnership with Caltrans. New for FY 2018-19 is a transit component that will fund planning projects that address multimodal transportation deficiencies with a focus on transit.

Adaptation Planning Grants ($7 million) to support planning actions at local and regional levels that advance climate change efforts on the transportation system.

Please contact Erin Thompson, Erin.Thompson@dot.ca.gov, or Priscilla Martinez-Velez, Priscilla.Martinez-Velez@dot.ca.gov if you have questions on the Sustainable Communities & Strategic Partnerships Grant Guide and Application. For the Adaptation Planning Grant Guide and Application, please contact Julia Biggar, Julia.Biggar@dot.ca.gov, or Brigitte Driller, Brigette.Driller@dot.ca.gov.

Application Guides, application forms, and required templates are now posted on the Division of Transportation Planning Grants Website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/grants.html. The grants website will also contain grant presentations, a grant brochure, and a listing of district grant marketing events.

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