California Department of Transportation

Caltrans Transportation Planning Grant Program

FY 2019-20 Senate Bill 1 Final Draft Grant Application Guides

Caltrans is finalizing the next round of grant guides for the Senate Bill (SB) 1 planning grant funds:

  • $25 million for Sustainable Communities Grants to encourage local and regional planning that further state goals, including, but not limited to, the goals and best practices cited in the regional transportation plan guidelines adopted by the California Transportation Commission.
  • $6 million for Adaptation Planning Grants to local and regional agencies for climate change adaptation planning.

It is envisioned that these planning grants will provide much needed funding to support regional sustainable communities strategies and ultimately achieve the State's greenhouse gas reductions targets of 40 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 2050, respectively.

The Final Draft Grant Application Guides (below) were developed with input from two public workshops on June 7 and 13, 2018, consultation with California State Transportation Agency and other State agencies, and approximately 21 comments received from 9 organizations for the Discussion Draft Grant Application Guides. Two final public workshops will be held on September 25 and 26, 2018, for final input into the guides (see schedule below). Final Grant Application Guides are anticipated for release in early October, and applications will be due in November 2018. Provided below are the two final draft documents, draft application forms, and draft required templates for Sustainable Communities, Strategic Partnerships, and Adaptation Planning grants.

Grant applicants are encouraged to begin considering possible applications based on the final drafts below.


Anticipated Schedule for FY 2019-20 Transportation Planning Grants (i.e., Sustainable Communities, Strategic Partnerships, and Adaptation Planning)


Caltrans Announces the FY 2018-19 Transportation Planning Grants

Caltrans is pleased to announce the release of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 Caltrans Transportation Planning Grant awards. A statewide total of 180 grant applications were received that requested approximately $51 million for: Sustainable Communities Competitive, Strategic Partnerships (including transit), and Adaptation Planning. Of these applications, 99 transportation planning projects were selected for grant awards, totaling approximately $28.87 million. Award and Non-Award lists for each grant are provided below. In addition, Metropolitan Planning Organizations will receive $12.5 million in Sustainable Communities Formula grants to further their Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy. Grant applicants are encouraged to contact Caltrans district staff to request feedback for unsuccessful applications and receive technical assistance with application development.

Sustainable Communities and Strategic Partnerships Summary

Sustainable Communities Award List

Sustainable Communities Non-Award List

Strategic Partnerships Award List

Strategic Partnerships Non-Award List

Adaptation Planning Summary

Adaptation Planning Award List

Adaptation Planning Non-Award List


FY 2018-19 Sustainable Transportation and Adaptation Planning Grant Materials

Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Application Guide

Adaptation Planning Grant Application Guide

Grants Presentation

Grants Brochure


Grant Program Information

More information about each grant's purpose and goal, eligibility, and grant funding cap can be found in the Office of Regional Planning's grants website.


Archived Grants Information


Contact Us

Priscilla Martinez-Velez
Senior Transportation Planner
Grant Management
Office of Regional Planning
(916) 651-8196


1120 N Street, MS-32
Sacramento, CA 95814

PO Box 942874, MS-32
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001

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