District 3 - First Round of SB 1-Funded Grants Awarded

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District: District 3
Contact: Steve Nelson, Distirct 3
Phone: (530) 741-4566
Contact: Tamie McGowen, Headquarters
Phone: (916) 657-5060

MARYSVILLE — Caltrans announced today that the first planning grants funded through the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 have been awarded to local agencies to support their efforts to plan more sustainable communities, reduce transportation-related greenhouse gases and adapt for the effects of climate change. During this week's California Transportation Commission (CTC) meeting, nearly $32 million in grants were awarded. In total, SB 1 will provide more than $270 million in planning grants for local communities over the next decade.

"These grants will provide much needed funding to support the efforts to improve transportation in local communities and plan for a future impacted by climate change. In addition to the many projects already accelerated thanks to SB 1, this is just one more example of how we're committed to rebuilding California."

Malcolm Dougherty, Director, Caltrans

Among the grants awarded were nearly $25 million in Sustainable Community Grants to 43 local and regional multimodal transportation and land use planning projects. These planning grants will provide funding to support regional sustainable community strategies and ultimately achieve the state's greenhouse gas reductions targets of 40 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 2050 respectively. SB 1 provides $25 million annually to this grant program which is awarded both competitively and by formula to eligible projects.

Among projects awarded funding are:

District 3 Sustainable Community Grants December 2017

  • City of Citrus Heights Old Auburn Road Complete Streets Plan, $190,000;
  • City of Davis Amtrak Station Access and Connections Study, $250,000;
  • City of Rancho Cordova Corridor Enhancement and Circulation Study for Olson Drive, $155,000;
  • City of Yuba City Safe Routes to School Plan, $221,325;
  • El Dorado County Transportation Commission El Dorado County and City of Placerville Active Transportation Plans, $100,003;
  • El Dorado County Transportation Commission Coloma Sustainable Community Mobility Plan, $130,000;
  • Sacramento Area Council of Governments Optimizing Transit and Transit-oriented Development (TOD) in the Sacramento Area, $492,500.

Additionally, $7 million in Adaptation Planning Grants were awarded to 21 projects throughout California. These grants will help local and regional agencies conduct adaptation planning in a way to ensure transportation assets are resilient in the face of climate change and extreme weather events. SB 1 will provide a total of $20 million over three years for this grant program.

Among projects awarded funding are:

District 3 Adaptation Planning Grants December 2017

  • Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality District Capital Regional Transportation Sector Urban Heat Island Mitigation, $487,775;
  • Sacramento Area Council of Governments Transportation Project Level Climate Adaptation Strategies for the Sacramento Region, $150,000;
  • California Tahoe Conservancy Climate Adaptation Strategy for the Lake Tahoe Basin, $359,756.

Caltrans received 127 applications seeking more than $34 million in grant funds for the Sustainable Communities competitive grant program and 30 applications seeking $10.5 million in grants funds for the Adaptation Planning grant program.