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Planning Grants

California Strategic Growth Council - Grant ProgramTop of Page

With the signing of SB 732, the Strategic Growth Council was given the authority to distribute Proposition 84 funds in two areas:

Urban Greening (round 3):  Urban Greening Planning Program (Program) will provide funds to assist entities in developing a master urban greening plan that will ultimately result in projects to help the State meet its environmental goals and the creation of healthy communities. The plan must be consistent with the State's planning policies and any applicable general or regional plan. The plan must outline or layout projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide multiple benefits including, but not limited to, decreasing air and water pollution, reducing the consumption of natural resources and energy, increasing the reliability of local water supplies, or increasing adaptability to climate change.

Grant funds can be awarded to a council of governments, countywide authority, a metropolitan planning organization, local government, nonprofit organization, special district, or joint powers authorities where at least one entity qualifies as an eligible applicant.

Urban Greening Solicitation Notice - Applications were due 04/05/2013

Sustainable Communities Planning:  To support the planning and development of sustainable communities, the Council shall award funds to a city or county for the preparation, adoption and implementation of city and county general plans, general plan elements, and any other plan, ordinance or policy.  In addition, council of governments, metropolitan planning organizations, regional transportation planning agencies, cities, counties, and joint powers authority are eligible to receive funds to develop, adopt, and implement a regional plan or other planning instrument consistent with a regional plan.

Planning Grants Approved Dec 2010 (Round 1)
Planning Grants Approved May 2012 (Round 2)

For more information regarding the SGC and its grant opportunities, please visit the SGC site at:

Caltrans Transportation Planning Grant ProgramTop of Page

Annually, Caltrans accepts grants for the transportation planning grant program. Transportation Planning Grant funds are available for planning projects that improve mobility and lead to the planning, programming, and implementation of transportation improvement projects.  Click here to visit the Caltrans website for more information.

2013/2014 Caltrans Grants

Application and Grant Guide  

April 2nd, 2013 applications due for the following grants:

  • Partnership Planning
  • Community-Based Transportation Planning
  • Environmental Justice
  • Statewide or Urban Transit Planning Studies
  • Rural or Small Urban Transit Planning Studies
  • Transit Planning Student Internships