District 5 - Local Assistance

Local Assistance

As a service to local agencies, the Caltrans Local Assistance program is an advocate for the cities and counties who use federal and state funding to complete various street, road, and bridge projects not on the State highway system and within their local jurisdictions. Each of the 12 Caltrans Districts throughout the state has a Local Assistance office.

Local Assistance, coordinated by the Office of Local Programs in Sacramento, ensures all federal and state funds designated for use by local agencies (cities and counties) are used in a timely, cost-effective manner and for the purpose it was intended. In addition, Local Assistance staff works with local agencies to help them meet Federal and State requirements consistent with social, economic and environmental goals.

Through all 12 local offices, Office of Local Programs in Sacramento, administers over 25 different federal and state transportation funding programs and coordinates with over 600 public agencies to contribute approximately $1.2 billion annually to the transportation system.

To learn more about funding opportunities, policies, and procedures visit the Division of Local Assistance (DLA) website. The DLA website provides statewide guidelines and procedures information, as well as project monitoring and status reports such as Inactive Projects, Project End Dates and E76/Invoice/PSA Status.

District 5 Program

District 5 Local Assistance provides services to local agencies in Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz Counties. With a staff of nine, the District's Local Assistance branch works in partnership with the Regional Transportation Agencies (RTPAs) for each county. They serve as the primary point of contact for local agencies helping them with their federal- or state-funded projects from project implementation to project completion.

For additional information, please contact:

Reinie Jones, District Local Assistance Engineer
Phone: (805) 549-3111
Email: reinie.jones@dot.ca.gov


NOTE: You can report a non-emergency issue on a State Highway through the Customer Service Request portal. For information regarding road closures or current Caltrans projects please contact:  info-d5@dot.ca.gov or call (805) 549-3318.  You can find current road conditions at QuickMap.