ATP Cycle 2 Call for Projects is Open!

2015 ATP Simple BannerThe California Transportation Commission (CTC) met in Irvine this afternoon and adopted the 2015 Active Transportation Program (ATP) Guidelines.  During the meeting the Commission requested one significant change to the Guidelines before adoption, related to the funding available for planning in disadvantaged communities.  Following a strong appeal by Commissioner Carl Guardino to put more funding toward projects in lieu of plans, the Commission voted to reduce the cap on planning funds to a maximum of 3 percent of ATP funds in Cycle 2, and to only 2 percent in Cycle 3.

This action to reduce funding available for plans was taken despite public comments by all five speakers (including National Partnership staff) that spoke in strong support of planning funds and the need statewide for pedestrian and bicycle plans, especially in disadvantaged communities that have not had capacity or resources to undertake planning in past years.

With the adoption of the ATP Guidelines, the ATP Cycle 2 Call-for-Projects is now officially open and the application is available on Caltrans ATP website. Project applications must be postmarked by June 1, 2015 to meet the deadline for Cycle 2.

As you prepare your application, be sure to attend one or both of the Caltrans workshops in your region to receive guidance on applying and get your questions answered, and for help developing your project if you are a small agency or applying on behalf of a disadvantaged community.  You can also check the resources on our ATP page, which we’ve been updating with the latest information on Cycle 2.  If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, feel free to email us!

Best of luck with your application!

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