Infrastructure

PeopleForBikes (PFB) Community Grant

The PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program supports bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride. Please review the following information carefully before submitting a grant application. Proposals that are incomplete or do not fall within our funding priority areas will not be considered. Visit the Get Local map and click on any state for examples of funded projects in each location.

PeopleForBikes focuses most grant funds on bicycle infrastructure projects such as:

Voluntary Airport Low Emissions Program (VALE)

VALE improves airport air quality and provides air quality credits for future airport development. Created in 2004, VALE helps airport sponsors meet their state-related air quality responsibilities under the Clean Air Act. Through VALE, airport sponsors can use Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds and Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs) to finance low emission vehicles, refueling and recharging stations, gate electrification, and other airport air quality improvements.

Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF)

The RRIF program was established by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) and amended by the Safe Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: a Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008, and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. Under this program the Department of Transportation is authorized to provide direct loans and loan guarantees up to $35.0 billion to finance development of railroad infrastructure.

FY 2020 National Infrastructure Investments

The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 provided $1 billion for National Infrastructure Investments. As with previous rounds, funds for the FY 2020 BUILD Transportation program are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 states that not less than $15,000,000 will be used for planning, preparation, or design of projects eligible for funding.

Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE)

Analogous to the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP)5, CORE provides a first-come, first-served voucher process for fleets ready to purchase cleaner off-road equipment to receive funding to offset the higher cost of such equipment. Pursuant to AB 134 and the FY 2017-18 Funding Plan, CORE is currently only applicable to freight equipment powered exclusively by zero-emission technology.

Low or No Emission Program (Low-No Program)

The main purpose of the Low-No Program is to support the transition of the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. The Low-No Program provides funding to State and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities.

Bay Area Air Quality Management District's Vehicle Trip Reduction Grant Program

The Vehicle Trip Reduction Grant Program is currently accepting applications. Eligible projects will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted.

For fiscal year ending 2020, approximately $6 million in funding is available for award to public agencies through the Vehicle Trip Reduction Grant Program, for transportation services (including first- and last-mile connection) and bicycle infrastructure projects that will reduce vehicle trips.

Y 2020-21 Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Grant

Caltrans has released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Grant Application Guide and call-for-applications for the traditional State and federal funding, as well as grant funding from Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017. A total of approximately $34 million is available for transportation planning projects statewide. The Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants include: