State of California Grants Awarded for Active Transportation, Sustainable Communities

Caltrans just awarded $40.5 million in Sustainable Communities grants for projects “that reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions and the impacts of climate change.” Also last week, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved the last part of the current Active Transportation Program (ATP) cycle, awarding $175 million for 59 projects in ten regions.

The Sustainable Communities grants receive money from S.B. 1, the gas tax increase passed last year and a combination of other state and federal funds. They are aimed at helping cities, counties, and transit agencies plan for climate change adaptation, active transportation, forming strategic partnerships, and position themselves for receiving future infrastructure grants.