Local Government

FY 2017 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Program

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the 5339(b) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program (Bus and Bus Infrastructure Program). The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of approximately $226.5 million of Fiscal Year 2017 funds for buses, bus facilities, and bus equipment. Synopses and full announcement will be posted on Grants.gov as opportunity FTA-2017-004-TPM-BUS. Proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov website by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 8/25/2017.

National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center Program for Fiscal Year 2018

This program was created to ensure that the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center is responsive to the research and management needs of Federal and State agencies to provide science and technical support regarding the impacts of climate change in fish, wildlife, plants and ecological processes. National coordination of research and modeling at regional centers will ensure uniformity of downscaling and forecasting models and standardized information to support management of fish and wildlife resources and regional partnership collaborations.

Rural Housing Preservation Grant

The Rural Housing Service (RHS) announces that it is soliciting applications under its Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program. The HPG program is a grant program which provides qualified public agencies, private nonprofit organizations, which may include but not be limited to Faith-Based and Community Organizations, and other eligible entities grant funds to assist very low- and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas.

Low or No Emission (Low-No) Vehicles and/or related equipment, facilities

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the Low or No Emission Program (Low-No) Program. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $55 million of Fiscal Year 2017 funds for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles as well as related equipment or facilities. Only $31.5 million is available under the Continuing Resolution that expires on April 28, 2017. Synopses and full announcement are posted on Grants.gov site as opportunity FTA-2017-003-LowNo.

E-Mobility Project Funding

The District is currently accepting applications for the development or expansion of telecommunications services and electronic technology applications to directly replace vehicle travel by the general public. Funding is available for eligible projects such as video teleconferencing, Internet business transactions, and telework sites. For more information about the program, please review the program guidelines.

Bike Paths Projects

The District is currently accepting applications for bicycle infrastructure projects, including Class I (Bicycle Path Construction), Class II (Bicycle Lane Striping), or Class III (Bicycle Route) projects. The program provides funding to assist with the development or expansion of a comprehensive bicycle-transportation network which will provide a viable transportation option for travel to school, work and commercial sites. For more information about the program, please review the program guidelines.

Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation (EEM) Grant Program - CA Natural Resources Agency

Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation (EEM) Program, as provided by California Streets and Highways Code Section 164.56 (Article XIX, Section 1, of the State Constitution), authorizes the legislature to allocate up to $7 million each fiscal year from the Highway Users Tax Account (Motor Vehicle Revenues, Section 2100).

EEM projects must contribute to mitigation of the environmental effects of transportation facilities.

EEM Project Categories

Eligible EEM projects must fit one of the following categories:

Emergency Equipment Replacement

Emergency equipment (fire apparatus) as described in the California Vehicle Code, sections 27156.2 and 165 including, but not limited to pumpers, ladder trucks, and water tenders are eligible for funding. Eligible projects are those in which a new or used replacement vehicle with an engine meeting the current model year California emission standard replaces an older, more polluting fire apparatus. The older, replaced vehicle must be destroyed. Eligible weight class include heavy-duty diesel fire apparatus with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 pounds.