RTC Funding Opportunities
Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG)
The RTC is scheduled to select projects to receive $7 million from the region’s share of Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG) funds at its September 1, 2016 meeting. Note – this program was formerly known as the Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP).
Public Hearing: – September 1, 2016: The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) will hold a public hearing to solicit public comments regarding projects proposed for funds from the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG) at its September 1, 2016 meeting (the agenda packet and staff report will be posted by Friday August 26, 2016). The hearing will begin no sooner than 9:15 a.m. and will be preceded by a staff report on the program and recommendations. The public is encouraged to attend the hearing or submit written comments by 12:00 p.m. on August 31, 2016 on the proposed projects. Written comments submitted to the RTC by email to email@example.com, delivered to 152 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, or by fax to 460-3215 by 12:00 p.m. on August 31, 2016 will be provided to the RTC board.
Eligible Projects: Funds are available for a variety of highway, local street/road improvements, reconstruction/rehabilitation, transit capital, transportation system management, bicycle and pedestrian, and transportation demand management projects as summarized in Eligibility: STBG. Projects are subject to California and Federal requirements for this funding source, including Caltrans’ Local Assistance Program Guidelines (LAPG), Caltrans Procedures Manual (LAPM), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) guidelines, and other state or federal requirements, as may be applicable.
Applications Received: The RTC received applications requesting $13.7 million for 22 projects. Applications were due on July 14, 2016.
- City of Santa Cruz: Highway 1/9 Intersection Improvements, Pacific Avenue Sidewalk, River Street Pavement Rehabilitation, Water Street Pavement Rehabilitation
- City of Scotts Valley: Glen Canyon Road/Green Hills Road/S. Navarra Drive Bike Corridor and Roadway Preservation
- City of Watsonville: Freedom Boulevard Plan Line, Green Valley Road Reconstruction
- County of Santa Cruz: Aptos Village Phase 2, Branciforte Drive Chip Seal, Casserly Road at Spring Hills Creek Bridge Replacement, Empire Grade Chip Seal, Glen Arnor Road Recycle, Overlay, and Chip Seal, Granite Creek Road Recycle and Overlay, Seacliff Village Streetscape, Upper East Zayante Road Chip Seal
- Ecology Action: Safe Routes To School
- Open Streets: Open Streets Events
- Regional Projects: Cruz 511, Freeway Service Patrol, Highway 1 Corridor Environmental Review, Monterery Bay Sanctuary Scenic Traul North Coast
- Santa Cruz METRO: Replacement Buses
For more information: Contact the RTC at 831-460-3200
Past Funding Programs
For more information on past funding cycles, please visit the RTC’s Approved Projects.
Other Transportation Funding Programs
- Caltrans’ Planning Grant opportunities
- Regional Air District Grants for Reducing Mobile Emissions from Transportation and other sources
- Other Funding programs administered by Caltrans Local Assistance
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