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Comprehensive Land Use and Regional Growth Projects

Cycle 4 Call for Projects – TransNet Smart Growth Incentive Program and Active Transportation Grant Program

On December 15, 2017, the SANDAG Board of Directors released the call for projects for the Smart Growth Incentive Program (SGIP) and Active Transportation Grant Program (ATGP) to distribute $27 million in SGIP funds and $3.6 million in ATGP funds. Funds are also available through the SGIP for jurisdictions to develop a Climate Action Plan (CAP) and Complete Streets Policy if they do not currently have these documents adopted.

The call for projects is open for a 90-day period. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Only local jurisdictions in the San Diego region (the 18 cities and the County of San Diego) are eligible to apply for grant funds under these programs. Non-profit and community based organizations may collaborate with cities or the County of San Diego on grant projects, but cannot apply directly for these funds.

Grant documents are available below and organized by grant program.


SGIP – Capital and Planning 

SGIP – CAPs and Complete Streets 

ATGP – Capital and Non-Capital

SGIP – Capital and Planning

SGIP Capital – Eligible Projects (PDF)

SGIP Capital – Scoring Matrix (PDF)

SGIP Capital – Application Form (Fillable PDF)

SGIP Capital – Scoring Instructions – Reference Document (PDF)

SGIP Capital – Criteria B2, C1, and C2 (Excel)


SGIP Planning – Eligible Projects (PDF)

SGIP Planning – Scoring Matrix (PDF)

SGIP Planning – Application Form (Fillable PDF)

SGIP Planning – Scoring Instructions – Reference Document (PDF)

SGIP Climate Action Plans

SGIP – CAP Scoring Matrix 

SGIP – CAP Application Form (Fillable PDF)

Complete Streets

SGIP – Complete Streets Scoring Matrix 

SGIP – Complete Streets Application Form (Fillable PDF)

ATGP – Capital and Non-Capital

ATGP Capital – Eligible Projects (PDF)

ATGP Capital – Scoring Matrix (PDF)

ATGP Capital – Application Form (Fillable PDF)

ATGP Capital – Scoring Instructions – Reference Document (PDF)


ATGP Non-Capital – Eligible Projects (PDF)

ATGP Non-Capital – Scoring Matrix (PDF)

ATGP Non-Capital – Application Form (Fillable PDF)

ATGP Non-Capital – Scoring Instructions – Reference Document (PDF)

Documents Common to All Applications

All applicants must submit an Applicant Statement Form with their application(s). Only one statement form is required per applicant regardless of the number of applications being submitted. Applicants also must submit a signed copy of a Resolution with their application(s). Similarly, only one Resolution is required per applicant regardless of the number of applications being submitted. Applicants must attach the Grant Agreement Template to their staff report when seeking approval of the required Resolution. Each individual project application must contain a Scope, Schedule, and Budget.

Applicant Statement Form (PDF) 

Sample Resolution (Word)

Grant Agreement Template (PDF) 

Scope, Schedule, and Budget (Excel)

Pre-Application Workshop

A pre-application workshop is scheduled on Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 7th Floor Board Room at the SANDAG offices. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop. A 'Donuts and Displays' open house also will be held January 11, 2018, from 8:45-9:45 a.m. to showcase completed TransNet Smart Growth Incentive Program and Active Transportation Grant projects.

National City PPT


General Timeline for Cycle 4 Call for Projects

Policy 033 Incentive Points

Summary of SGIP-ATGP

Electronic Submittal Process

Applications must be received electronically by SANDAG no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The electronic submittal period is from March 1 to March 15, 2018. Specific submittal instructions regarding the electronic submittal process will be posted on the SANDAG website in mid-February 2018, approximately two weeks before the electronic submittal process opens.

Protest Procedures Policies

Grant Program Protest Procedures

For information regarding all SANDAG competitive grant programs visit

Project Manager

Carolina Ilic, Senior Regional Planner
Phone: (619) 699-1989, Email:

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