Call for Projects - Funding Opportunities

Through various Calls for Projects, SJCOG makes federal, state or regional funds available to member agencies and potential applicants and other public agencies through a competitve funding process. Some Calls for Project are open to nonprofit organizations. Businesses, nonprofits and community groups often may apply for funding opportunities geared toward public agencies — as long as they team with a public agency willing to serve as the project sponsor.  In these cases, the public agency would be the grant recipient, and could then subcontract with the private business or nonprofit.

Check this page regularly to learn about funding opportunities as they become available. 

Current Opportunities: 

  1. Measure K Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Safe Routes to School Competitive Program & Smart Growth Incentive Program

As part of the adoption of the 2017 Measure K Strategic plan, the Board approved the concept of a combinedCall for Projects for the Measure K Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Safe Routes to School Competitive Program and the Smart Growth Incentive Program in fall 2017.

A total of $19.8 million will be available, with $3.85 million will be available for the Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Safe Routes to School Competitive Program, $7.78 million for the Smart Growth Incentive Program, and $8.17 million from the former debt service reserve fund that will be available for either program. Funding will be available for Fiscal Years 2017/18 through 2020/21.

SJCOG staff has been preparing the draft guidelines and application form for this Call for Projects, which contain scoring criteria adapted from previously approved documents and funding programs, including the 2012 Regional Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Safe Routes to School Master Plan, the 2012 Regional Smart Growth | Transit Oriented Development Plan, and the 2017 Active Transportation Program. The application will have two parts, with the first part completed by all projects, and the second only for projects seeking to fund through the Smart Growth Incentive Program.

Measure K Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Safe Routes to School/Smart Growth Workshop FlyerA public workshop has been scheduled to provide information and solicit comments on the draft guidelines, application, and scoring rubrics for Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 a.m., in the SJCOG Board Room. Staff will additionally be seeking any comments via email before the adoption of the final guidelines and the start of the Call for Projects in September.

Measure K Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Safe Routes to School/Smart Growth 
Incentive Program Cycle 1 - DRAFT Documents:
Guidelines (pending) | Application | Scoring Rubric

SCHEDULE

  • August 10, 2017 – Draft Guidelines and Application Released for Public Comment
  • August 22, 2017 – Public Workshop on Draft Guidelines and Application 
  • September 14, 2017  – TAC Adoption of Final Guidelines and Application
  • September 28, 2017 – SJCOG Board Adoption of Final Guidelines and Application
  • September 29, 2017  – Call for Projects Begins
  • November 30, 2017  – Applications Due
  • December 2017 – Scoring Committee Review of Applications
  • January 11, 2018  – TAC Approval of Project Recommendations
  • January 25, 2018 – SJCOG Board Approval of Project Recommendations