Other Funding Opportunities

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority is making every effort to share information on external funding opportunities. Check out available grants and funding, deadlines, and more details below.

Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI) Competitive Grant Program

Applications accepted between November 10, 2022 - February 3, 2023 | Learn more and apply here

Bloomberg Philanthropies is launching the Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI), a competitive grant program that will foster catalytic change in city cycling infrastructure around the world. Led in partnership with the Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI), BICI will:

  • Fund ambitious cycling infrastructure projects by providing grants of $400k USD to $1M USD.
  • Refine project plans by connecting winning cities with world-class technical assistance from GDCI.
  • Implement projects and track progress by training city leaders on data collection, resident engagement and other industry best practices.
  • Connect cities with a global network of peers.

Eligible applicants include cities with populations of at least 100,000. Application submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis from November 10, 2022, to February 3, 2023. Selected cities will be announced in spring of 2023. Formal technical assistance and other program supports, including opportunities to convene and connect with other winning cities, will begin in the summer of 2023, and last for up to three years.

Deadline: April 23, 2023 | Learn more and apply

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) developed the Clean California Local Grant Program through which funds will go to local communities to beautify and improve local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways, and transit centers. Through the combination of adding beautification measures and art in public spaces along with the removal of litter and debris, this effort will enhance communities and improve spaces for walking and recreation.

The goals of the Clean CA Local Grant Program are to:

  • Reduce the amount of waste and debris within public rights-of-way, pathways, parks, transit centers, and other public spaces.
  • Enhance, rehabilitate, restore, or install measures to beautify and improve public spaces and mitigate the urban heat island effect.
  • Enhance public health, cultural connection, and community placemaking by improving public spaces for walking and recreation.
  • Advance equity for underserved communities.

Cycle 2 of the program that will provide approximately $100 million in grant funding to local communities.

Notice of Funding is expected in November 2022 | Learn more here

The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, or RAISE Discretionary Grant program, is offering grants to support highways, bridges, road projects, public transportation projects, passenger and freight rail transportation projects, port infrastructure, and intermodal projects that promise to achieve national objectives.

Eligible applicants include State, local, and tribal governments including transit agencies, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations, and other political subdivisions of state or local governments. States and jurisdictions may also submit joint applications.

Anticipated next deadline will be early 2023.

Anticipated open date: January 6, 2023 | Learn more and apply

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), through the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP), received $25 million to fund the Adaptation Planning Grant Program (APGP) through the State’s 2021-2022 Budget, which funded ambitious measures to build climate adaptation and resilience through planning, research, capacity building, restoration, and sustainable infrastructure. 

The key priorities of ICARP’s APGP are the following:

  • Help communities plan for and respond to multiple climate risks by supporting an all-risk approach to adaptation planning. These grants allow communities to conduct integrated planning activities. As California experiences accelerated impacts of climate change, many communities are faced with planning for and responding to cascading and compound impacts (e.g., flooding and landslides following wildfires, or riverine flood and sea level rise).
  • Support equitable outcomes and wide geographic and economic diversity in applicants.
  • Support much-needed integrated infrastructure planning to achieve community resilience. The program provides flexible funding to meet multi-sector/issue planning needs that intersect with climate risks, including but not limited to land use, transportation, housing, natural resource management, public infrastructure, and hazard mitigation issues.
  • Build community planning and capacity by supporting peer-to-peer learning, information sharing, and publishing replicable case studies in the State Adaptation Clearinghouse. 

Cities, counties, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), Joint Powers Authorities (JPAs), Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPAs), and Councils of Governments (COGs) are eligible to apply. Public entities may also include California institutions of higher education, districts, public authorities, California Native American Tribes, Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities (DUCs) are encouraged to apply. Community-Based Organizations are also eligible.