Call for Projects & Transit Funding Information
This webpage is dedicated to providing member agencies and potential applicants with information regarding any Call for Projects for federal transit funding currently being administered by StanCOG. Information on the webpage is subject to change depending on the particular funding program and cycle being implemented. All updates will be posted on the webpage as they become available.
Measure L Community Connections & Rail Services Call for Projects
Measure L is a 25-year, ½ cent sales tax that was approved by Stanislaus County voters in November of 2016. Over the course of the 25-year plan according to the Measure L Expenditure Plan, it is estimated that $960 million dollars will be generated for local transportation investments. Measure L funding will serve as an investment that will leverage future local, State, and Federal grant opportunities.
Measure L includes an allocation for Other Transportation Programs and Services which includes:
- Point-to-Point Services for Seniors, Veterans, and Persons with Disabilities - funds are allocated to the MOVE program;
- Transit Services -funds are allocated directly to the public transit providers, Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority and Turlock Transit;
- Community Connections; and
- Rail Services
The Community Connections and Rail Services categories do not have a direct allocation. Funds will be awarded on a competitive pre-project basis as described in Measure L Community Connections and Rail Services Guidance. Eligible applicants for the Community Connections and Rail Services funds include StanCOG, the ten local jurisdictions (Ceres, Hughson, Modesto, Newman, Oakdale, Patterson, Riverbank, Turlock, Waterford, and Stanislaus County), and the transit agencies in the region. For more information, please see the Measure L Community Connections and Rail Services Guidance and application packet at Measure L Community Connections and Rail Services Guidance (PDF).
Below are the available funds for each category and the schedule for the Call for Projects:
Table 1: Supplemental Measure L Community Connection & Rail Services Funds Available
|Community Connections||Rail Service|
Funds from this category will be allocated as follows:
$78,634 off the top for regional projects as determined by the StanCOG Policy Board
$538,786 was awarded to eligible applicants through a competitive call for projects process
|All funds will be awarded to eligible applicants through a competitive call for projects process.|
Table 2: Supplemental Measure L Community Connection & Rail Services Timeline
|Call for Projects Announcement||March 10th, 2022|
|Project Submittal||March 24th, 2022 at 10 am|
|Project Scoring and Selection||March 25 to 29th, 2022|
|Presentations to StanCOG Committees||April 2022|
|Amend/Update Federal, and State Planning Documents||May 2022|
|Executed agreements submitted to StanCOG||April to May 2022|
|Project Begins (after executed agreements have been submitted)||April to May 2022|
If you have any questions, please contact Edith Robles, Associate Planner, at 209-525-4891, or via email Edith Robles
Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities Program Grant Funds Call for Projects
Pursuant to the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), the Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) is working with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Division of Rail and Mass Transportation to administer Federal Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 (FFYs 20-21) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program grant funds.
The FTA Section 5310 grant program is intended to enhance mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities beyond traditional public transportation services and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complementary paratransit services. For Federal Fiscal Year 2020 to 2021, the State of California is receiving approximately $20 Million in Federal Grant funds for Large Urbanized Areas and $15 Million for Small Urban and Rural communities.
Eligible applicants include state or local government agencies, private non-profit organizations, and operators of public transportation. StanCOG is responsible for scoring applications and completing a prioritized project list for the Stanislaus region in accordance with FTA Circular C9070.1G. The project(s) selected will be submitted to Caltrans for further statewide competition.
FTA mandates that at least 55% of funding be used for Capital (Traditional) Projects and no more than 45% of funding be used for Expanded (Operations) Projects. Below are the funding amounts made available to the Stanislaus region.
|FTA Section 5310 Call for Projects for FFY 2022 (FFY 2020 and 2021 Allocations)||Allocation Amount|
|Traditional / Capital Minimum of 55%||$358,199|
|Expanded/ Operations Maximum of 45%||$260,508|
Materials and information on future workshops for the FTA Section 5310 Call for Projects can be accessed via the links below.
Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Federal Transit Administration and Section 5310 Grant Application and Supporting Materials
- Caltrans website Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (FTA 5310)
- 5310 Program Fact Sheet and Timeline (PDF)
- Application Workshop
- To be determined, please visit the Caltrans website for updates
- BlackCat Grant Management System
- Please visit the Resources Tab > Global Resources > FTA Programs > 5310 > 2022 Application Resources.
Complete grant applications are due to StanCOG by 9 am on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, via BlackCat Electronic Grant Management System.
If you need access to BlackCat or need assistance, please email Joel Rodriguez
If you have any questions regarding this funding program or the application materials, please contact Edith Robles, Associate Planner, at 209-525-4891, or email Edith Robles.