2017 Bicycle Facilities Grant Program (Bay Area only) - BAAQMD

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) is pleased to announce the 2017 Bicycle Facilities Grant Program, which offers funding to support the construction of new bicycle facilities, including bikeways and secure parking, in the Bay Area. The goal of this Program is to reduce air emissions from on-road motor vehicles and to improve air quality by helping residents and commuters to mode shift to cycling and walking as alternatives to driving for short and first- & last-mile trips.

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Application must be submitted by 4pm on June 26, 2017.
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To be eligible for funding, projects must meet all Program and Eligibility Requirements contained in the Bicycle Facilities Grant Program Application Guidance(1 Mb PDF, 16 pgs, posted 04/25/17). Below is a summary of key program requirements: Only public agencies, including municipalities and government agencies, are eligible to apply for funding from the program. Projects must be located within the boundaries of the Air District’s jurisdiction. Projects must propose one or more of the following types of bicycle facilities: - Construction of one or more segments of new Class-I, II, III, or IV bikeways. - Installation of new bicycle parking (i.e., racks and/or e-lockers). The locations of the segment(s) and parking spot(s) must be described in an adopted countywide bicycle plan, Congestion Management Plan (CMP), countywide transportation plan (CTP), city general plan or area-specific plan, or Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Regional Bicycle Plan. Award amounts range from $10,000 (minimum) up to $1,500,000 (maximum).