Grant Programs

Grant Programs

RTC Funding Opportunities

2019 Regional Transportation Funds

At its September 5, 2019 meeting, the RTC approved the process for programming regional shares of certain state and federal funds this year.

  • Surface Transportation Block Grant Program/Regional Surface Transportation Program Exchange (STBG/RSTPX):
    • Approximately $10 million to cities and county on a population formula basis, with a minimum of 5% to each city. Cities of Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, and the County of Santa Cruz have submitted proposals for these funds to the RTC.
    • $200,000 for Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO)  projects.
    • $350,000 available to non-city/county through a competitive process (additional information below)
  • State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), Local Partnership Program-formula (LPP-f), Highway Infrastructure Program (HIP): RTC intends to program funds to Hwy 1 Auxiliary Lanes/Bus on Shoulders and the Chanticleer Bike and Pedestrian Overcrossing regional projects.

Proposed Projects: A list of projects proposed for the funds listed above is here.

The RTC is scheduled to have a public hearing at its December 5, 2019 Meeting to solicit public input on specific projects proposed for these funds. The RTC’s Bicycle Committee, E&DTAC, and ITAC are reviewing recommendations for these funds at their November 2019 meetings.

2019 Call for Projects Up to $350,000 RSTPX Available

RTC staff is currently reviewing applications for up to $350,000 in RSTPX funds made a available for non-city, non-County of Santa Cruz, non-METRO projects. Applications were due October 21, 2019. The RTC is expected to have a public hearing and consider public input on projects proposed for these funds in early 2020.

Other Funds

In addition to funds listed above, at its September 5, 2019 meeting, the RTC approved the process for programming regional shares of other funds described below.

  • State Transit Assistance (STA): Programming $100,000 per year to Lift Line and balance to METRO for FY19/20 – FY21/22 (approximately $2.6 million/year) The RTC will considered revised Lift Line and METRO claims for FY19/20 TDA-STA funds at its December 5, 2019 meeting.
  • SB1 State of Good Repair: Program 100% to METRO for FY19/20 – FY21/22 (approximately $374,000/year). The RTC approved METRO projects for FY19/20 funds at its September 5, 2019 meeting.
  • Measure D Highway Transportation Demand Management (TDM) funds: RTC staff will work with the local TDM/RideAmigos workgroup to recommend process or uses of $100,000 for programs aimed at reducing vehicle miles traveled.

Past Funding Programs

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

Other Transportation Funding Programs

Note: California State websites are undergoing significant upgrades in 2019.

RTC Contact

Rachel Moriconi
Senior Transportation Planner
(831) 460-3200