California Active Transportation Program—Preparing Successful Proposals and Effective Projects throughout Southern California
February 6, 2014 1 Comment
The Active Transportation Program makes $360 million in state funds available across the state for safe routes to school and active transportation infrastructure, planning, and education programs. The next opportunity to fund a Safe Routes to School or active transportation project is fast approaching! For our partners in the SCAG region, please RSVP today to attend a important grant preparation workshop to ensure your community submits a great project for this funding round.
- Funding Workshop – Register Today: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- SCAG Main Office 818 West 7th Street, 12th Floor, LA 90017
The California Active Transportation Program (ATP) was created by Senate Bill 99 (Chapter 359, Statutes 2013) and Assembly Bill 101 (Chapter 354, Statutes 2013), to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking, as well as to ensure compliance with the federal transportation authorization Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). The new ATP program will award approximately $124.2 million statewide per year for active transportation projects to improve mobility, address public health issues, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To ensure equal access to the benefits of the ATP, at least twenty-five percent of the funds awarded must benefit disadvantaged communities. With a Call for Projects quickly approaching at the end of March, now is the time for planners to engage the public and develop proposals that will implement Southern California’s regional plan for more active, livable and sustainable communities. RSVP here