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RTC Funding Opportunities

Call for Projects: 2018 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) – Over $22 Million Available

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is seeking applications for projects to receive funds from the region’s shares of State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), Surface Transportation Block Grant Program/Regional Surface Transportation Program Exchange (STBG/RSTPX), and new SB1 State Transit Assistance (STA) and Local Partnership Program (LPP) funds.

Deadline: Applications must be received at the RTC by 2:00 p.m. on October 23, 2017. Applications may be submitted electronically (hard copies are not required).

Eligible Projects: Funds are available for a variety of highway, local street/road improvements, reconstruction/rehabilitation, transit capital, transportation system management, bicycle and pedestrian, transportation demand management projects as summarized in Eligibility: 2017 Consolidated Call for Projects.  Projects must be implemented in accordance with state requirements. Specifically projects that are selected to receive STIP or STBG/RSTPX funds will be subject to requirements as set forth in Caltrans’ Local Assistance Program Guidelines (LAPG) and Caltrans Procedures Manual (LAPM), and other state or federal requirements, as may be applicable. STA-funded projects are subject to California PUC 99313 requirements. STIP and SB1-LPP projects are additionally subject to California Transportation Commission (CTC) guidelines.

Funding Request: A complete “Project Application Packet” must be submitted for each project. Word and excel versions of the packet are available here:

Background on this Funding Opportunity: See the September 7, 2017 RTC staff report (Item #23 – page 120 of PDF) regarding this call for projects.

For more information: Contact Rachel Moriconi at 831-460-3200.

Past Funding Programs

For information on past funding cycles, please visit the RTC’s Approved Projects webpage.

Other Transportation Funding Programs

RTC Contact

Rachel Moriconi
Senior Transportation Planner
(831) 460-3200

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