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.
Safe Streets and Roads for All (Federal Funding)
Deadline: July 10, 2023 | Learn more and apply
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program with $5 billion in appropriated funds over 5 years. The SS4A program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.
The SS4A program supports Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg’s National Roadway Safety Strategy and the Department’s goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on our nation’s roadways.
The following groups of applicants are eligible for the SS4A grant program:
- A political subdivision of a State or territory, defined in the FY23 Notice of Funding Opportunity as a unit of government created under the authority of State law. This includes cities, towns, counties, special districts, certain transit agencies, and similar units of local government.
- A federally recognized Tribal government.
- Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs).
- A multijurisdictional group of entities from the ones described above (select one lead applicant from group).
The following activities are eligible for the SS4A program:
- Develop or update a comprehensive safety action plan (Action Plan).
- Conducting planning, design, and development activities for projects and strategies identified in an Action Plan.
- Carry out projects and strategies identified in an Action Plan.
Local Transportation Climate Adaptation Program (State Funding)
Call for Projects available in mid-May | Learn more
The primary objective of the Local Transportation Climate Adaptation Program (LTCAP) is to provide competitive grants to local agencies for the development and implementation of capital projects adapting local transportation infrastructure to climate changes.
The California Transportation Commission is required to develop program guidelines for the selection of projects that meet all of the following criteria:
- Increase climate resiliency and protect at-risk transportation infrastructure using California’s climate projections, as specified in Planning and Investing for a Resilient California: A Guidebook for State Agencies;
- Are consistent with state, regional, or local climate adaptation reports, plans, and the Adaptation Planning Guide, including meeting the climate resiliency goals of the region where the project is located;
- Include outreach conducted by the local agency to under-resourced and vulnerable communities related to the proposed project, consistent with the California State Adaptation Strategy; and
- Incorporate environmental equity, protects vulnerable and under-resourced communities, and provide meaningful benefits to underserved communities, consistent with the California State Adaptation Strategy.
In addition, the Commission is required to prioritize projects based on the following criteria:
- Degree of risk for reoccurring damage or infrastructure failure due to climate threats.
- Benefits to preserving or enhancing regional or statewide mobility, economy, goods movement, and safety and other benefits associated with protecting the infrastructure.
- Benefits to preserving or protecting adjacent communities, the environment, and other critical infrastructure.
- Degree to which the project incorporates environmental equity, protects vulnerable and under-resourced communities, and provides benefits to underserved communities, consistent with the California Adaptation.