SACOG will award mini-grants of up to $10,000 per project in support of small events and non-infrastructure programs or projects to reduce single occupancy vehicle trips and miles by encouraging biking, walking, riding transit, carpooling, vanpooling and teleworking as options for reducing car trips. Projects that focus on testing a new strategy or tactic for changing travel behavior will be prioritized.
Who Can Apply?
Local governments and special districts
Nonprofit organizations (e.g. Transportation Management Organizations, community-based organizations business improvement districts, main street associations, neighborhood associations, chambers of commerce, etc.)
Community colleges, colleges, and universities
K-12 public education institutions
Grant Details: A total of $120,000 in funding is available through the TDM mini-grant program in two phases ($60,000 for each phase) with applications considered on a rolling basis until all funds for that phase have been awarded. The first of these two phases will open for applications June 25, 2018 with applications accepted through December 31, 2018 if funds are still available. The second phase will open January 15, 2019 with applications accepted through June 30, 2019 if funds are still available.
Eligible Programs/ Projects: TDM Mini-Grants are intended for programs, events, and/or projects that reduce car trips and miles by encouraging people to walk, bicycle, ride transit, carpool, vanpool and/or telework. The proposed scope of work should adhere to the federal CMAQ Interim Program Guidance under MAP-21 (2013), however, applicants are encouraged to think outside the box and bring their most innovative ideas. If the budget items proposed are not allowable under CMAQ Guidance, SACOG may seek to identify other funding streams that could be exchanged with CMAQ funds to allow for these expenditures.