Public Transportation

Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities FY2020

The purpose of the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program is to assist in the financing of buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing or leasing bus-related facilities.

The Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program provides funds to designated recipients that allocate funds to fixed route bus operators, states, or local governmental authorities that operate fixed route bus service, and Indian tribes.

Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP)

The Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) is one of several programs that are part of the Transit, Affordable Housing, and Sustainable Communities Program established by the California Legislature in 2014 by Senate Bill 862. For more information on the Transit, Affordable Housing, and Sustainable Communities Program (and associated programs) please visit California Climate Investments.

This site serves as a central hub for information about California Climate Investments.

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.

VW Mitigation Trust: Zero-Emission Transit, School, and Shuttle Bus

The VW Mitigation Trust has $130 million in funds to replace older, high-polluting transit, school, and shuttle buses with new battery-electric or fuel-cell buses. Replacing an older bus with a zero-emission bus eliminates particulate matter and other pollutants that impact children and residents riding the buses, as well as residents throughout California communities. During the project’s 10-year period, approximately 425 vehicles will be replaced with an incentive amount of up to $400,000 per vehicle.

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program Round 5 Technical Assistance

As SGC's Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC) prepares to launch funding Round 5 next month, California Strategic Growth Council is offering free technical assistance to select prospective applicants. With approximately $550 million available in Round 5, they encourage those interested in technical assistance to complete this survey by October 31, 2019 in order to qualify.

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: