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.

Archived Call for Projects: 
View archived Call for Projects here

Current Opportunities:

  1. ATP Cycle 4 

The Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 4 Call for Projects is now open. Please review the California Transportation Commission’s ATP Guidelines and visit the Caltrans ATP Cycle 4 website for more detailed information, including the application, instructions, and documents you must have in order to prepare and submit an application. Applications are due July 31, 2018. 

The purpose of ATP is to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation by achieving the following goals:
– Increase the proportion of trips accomplished by biking and walking,
– Increase safety and mobility for non-motorized users,
– Advance the active transportation efforts of regional agencies to achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals, pursuant to SB 375 (of 2008) and SB 341 (of 2009),
– Enhance public health,
– Ensure that disadvantaged communities fully share in the benefits of the program, and
– Provide a broad spectrum of projects to benefit many types of active transportation users.

Senate Bill 1 directs $100 million annually from the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account to the ATP. When combined with other state and federal funds in the ATP, $446 million will be available in ATP Cycle 4. Of this total, $223 million will be available in the statewide component, and $3,514,000 will be available to SJCOG via the regional component of the program.  (Note: For an application to be considered by SJCOG in the regional component, it must also have been submitted for the statewide portion of the program. This change reduces administrative burden by ensuring that all funded projects have applications that fit the state format.)

The ATP application now includes five project types. The questions in the application form will change depending on which project type is selected. The project types are:

  • Large Project, Infrastructure only or Infrastructure/Non-Infrastructure (Total project cost greater than $7M)
  • Medium Project, Infrastructure only or Infrastructure/Non-Infrastructure (Total project cost from $1.5M to $7M)
  • Small Project, Infrastructure only or Infrastructure/Non-Infrastructure (Total project cost under $1.5)
  • Non-Infrastructure – Education, encouragement, and enforcement activities that further the goals of the ATP
  • Plan – The development of a community-wide bicycle, pedestrian, safe routes to school, or active transportation plan

NOTE: Please make sure you are using the new application (shows v1.1 in the upper left hand corner) as changes have been made to the form.

Questions about the ATP call for projects should be directed to David Ripperda, SJCOG Associate Regional Planner, at 209-235-0600 or