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 competitive 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, & Safe Routes to School and Smart Growth Incentive Programs

As part of the adoption of the 2017 Measure K Strategic plan, the Board approved a combined Call 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 $19.63 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 million will be available for either program. Funding will be available for Fiscal Years 2017/18 through 2020/21.

SJCOG staff have prepared the 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. 

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


  • August 21, 2017 – Draft Guidelines and Application Released for Public Comment
  • August 22, 2017 – Public Workshop on Draft Guidelines and Application 
  • September 28, 2017 – SJCOG Board Adoption of Final Guidelines and Application
  • September 29, 2017  – Call for Projects Begins
  • December 15, 2017  – Applications Due
  • January 2018 – Scoring Committee Review of Applications
  • February 22, 2018 – SJCOG Board Approval of Project Recommendations 

Questions? Please contact David Ripperda at 209-235-0450 or