Comprehensive Land Use and Regional Growth Projects
TransNet Smart Growth and TransNet Active Transportation Grant Programs
The TransNet Extension Ordinance provides funding for two competitive grant programs that support local efforts to increase walking, biking, and transit usage throughout the region: the Smart Growth Incentive Program (SGIP) and the Active Transportation Grant Program (ATGP). The ATGP also is funded with Transit Development Act (TDA) funds. A summary of all projects awarded funds through these programs is available.
Project managers can refer to the Grant Resources page for information regarding baseline data collection, communications, signage, logos, grant agreements, agency staff and project managers’ contact information, as well as other general information.
An interactive map of all projects previously awarded through both programs is available at KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/grants.
Anticipated Dates for Next Cycle of Funding (Cycle 4) for the SGIP and ATGP
It is anticipated that the call for projects for the fourth cycle of the Smart Growth Incentive Program and Active Transportation Grant Program will be held in fall/winter of 2017/2018, with grant awards made in the summer of 2018. Prior to the call for projects, SANDAG will review the grant evaluation criteria, Smart Growth Concept Map, and update the Regional Housing Progress Report associated with Board Policy No. 033.
Smart Growth Incentive Program
The SGIP provides funding for transportation-related infrastructure improvements and planning efforts that support smart growth development in Smart Growth Opportunity Areas as shown on the Smart Growth Concept Map (updated May 2016). The goal is to fund comprehensive public infrastructure projects and planning activities that will facilitate compact, mixed use development focused around public transit, and that will increase housing and transportation choices.
The projects funded under this program will serve as models for how investments in infrastructure and planning can make smart growth an asset to communities around the region.
Information about awarded SGIP projects, including applications and evaluation criteria, is available here:
It is anticipated that the next SGIP call for projects will be held in the fall/winter of 2017/2018.
Active Transportation Grant Program
The goal of the ATGP is to encourage local jurisdictions to plan and build facilities that promote multiple travel choices for residents and connectivity to transit, schools, retail centers, parks, work, and other community gathering places. The grant program also encourages local jurisdictions to provide bicycle parking, education, encouragement, and awareness programs that support pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.
Information about awarded ATGP projects, including applications and evaluation criteria, is available here:
It is anticipated that the next ATGP call for projects will be held in the fall/winter of 2017/2018.
Reference Documents for Both Programs
For information regarding all SANDAG competitive grant programs visit sandag.org/grants
Carolina Ilic , Senior Regional Planner
Phone: (619) 699-1989, Email: email@example.com
Tracy Ferchaw, Associate Grant Analyst
Phone: (619) 699-1977, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For media inquiries, please contact Helen Gao at (619) 699-1950 or email@example.com.