June 22, 2015 Leave a comment
The Fresno Council of Governments (COG) has released its call for Regional Active Transportation Program (ATP) projects.
The Fresno COG Regional ATP Call for Projects will begin on June 26, 2015 and close on August 7, 2015. The guidelines, application instructions, and full application are available here.
ATP funds from the State of California provide an important funding source for active transportation and Safe Routes to School projects. Forty percent of ATP funds must be distributed to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) in urban areas with populations greater than 200,000. An estimated $3.9 million will be available in this second cycle for the Fresno COG Regional Competitive ATP.
ATP requirements include a process to ensure that no less than 25 % of overall program funds shall benefit disadvantaged communities. Regional ATP funds must be selected through a competitive process by MPOs in accordance with the state California Transportation Commission (CTC) guidelines. Projects selected by MPOs may be in either large urban, small urban or rural areas.
As discussed on our resources pages, projects that address Safe Routes to School, work with public health departments and include outreach to community members and community-based organizations have an improved chance of success!