Funding Opportunities

Welcome to the Transportation Authority's funding opportunities webpage.  Here you will find information on funding opportunities offered by the Transportation Authority and other agencies. The Transportation Authority gathers information on external funding opportunities to disseminate to interested agencies.

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The following are funding opportunities managed by the Transportation Authority.


Proposition K (Prop K) is a voter-approved half-cent local sales tax for transportation and includes a 30-year Expenditure Plan identifying projects and programs to be funded by the sales tax. The Transportation Authority does the strategic planning of Prop K funds, allocates funds to eligible projects, and monitors and expedites the delivery of Prop K projects.

  • Our Prop K pages provide links to all of the crucial documents associated with the planning and programming of the Prop K funds.
  • Our Sponsor Resources page provides the materials needed to apply for Prop K funds.


Proposition AA (Prop AA) is a voter-approved $10 countywide vehicle registration fee that generates about $5 million in revenues each year. Prop AA is used to fund smaller, high-impact street repair and reconstruction, pedestrian safety, and transit reliability and mobility improvement projects throughout the city.

  • Our Prop AA pages provide links to all of the crucial documents associated with the planning and programming of Prop AA funds.
  • Our Sponsor Resources page provides materials needed to apply for Prop AA funds.


The Transportation Authority is the designated Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) Program Manager for San Francisco. In that capacity, it programs approximately $800,000 every year to bicycle, pedestrian and other transportation projects that help improve air quality by reducing motor vehicle emissions. The Transportation Authority also provides assistance to project sponsors in applying for regional TFCA funds, programmed directly by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

  • TFCA main page: lists Transportation Authority projects funded and completed, with sponsors and funds allocated.
  • Regional TFCA: provides details on the Air District's Regional TFCA Fund Program.

The Transportation Authority is accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2018/19 Call for Projects. Applications are due to the Transportation Authority by April 20 at 5 p.m. Please visit the 2018/19 TFCA Call for Projects for the latest updates.


OBAG Cycle 2: In November 2015, MTC adopted OBAG 2 funding and policy framework for five years of funding from FY 2017/18 to FY 2021/22, including the OBAG County Program formula.  In July 2016, MTC Commission approved the OBAG 2 program funding amount, including $385.512 million for the County Program, and detailed guidance for the County Program.  As a Congestion Management Agency (CMA) for San Francisco, the Transportation Authority is responsible for administering San Francisco’s County Program share of $48.183 million, which includes a guaranteed minimum of $1.797 million for Safe Routes to School (based on K-12 total school enrollment).  MTC’s County Programming Policies (Resolution 4202) provide guidance on eligible project types, funding limitations, project selection process, and other requirements, such as the Priority Development Area (PDA) target (link to PDA map).

OBAG 2 Call For Project is now closed.  Please visit the OBAG 2 page for the latest updates. 


The Transportation Authority is pleased to announce a call for projects for $2.6 million in Lifeline Transportation Program (LTP) funds. $1.8 million from STA and 800K from FTA Section 5307 is available. The LTP supports projects that improve mobility for low-income residents by addressing gaps or barriers identified through collaborative and inclusive community-based planning processes and by improving the range of transportation choices. Examples of eligible projects include: new, enhanced, or restored transit service, including late-night and weekend services; transit stop enhancements; purchase of vehicles or technologies; shuttle service; and various elements of mobility management.

For this call, the Transportation Authority will prioritize transit operating projects that support Communities of Concern since LTP is one of the few sources that the Authority can direct to operating projects. In addition, for the scale of funding available for this LTP call for projects, operating projects will provide more opportunity for a broader geographic distribution of benefits to Communities of Concern.

Due to fund source restrictions, only transit operators are eligible recipients for Cycle 5 LTP funds. Non-profit organizations and public agencies are only eligible if they partner with a transit operator that is willing to serve as the direct recipient of the funds and pass them through to the sub recipient. The LTP requires a minimum local match of 20% of the total project cost except for auto-related projects, which require a 50% match. The MTC Commission approval of program of projects is currently anticipated in July 2018, with funds available in that fiscal year (2018/19).

Applications are due to the Transportation Authority by March 23 at 5 p.m.

For more information on LTP and the Cycle 5 call for projects, please visit our LTP page.



The following are funding opportunities that are not managed by the Transportation Authority.


Carl Moyer Program


Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP)


Vehicle Buy Back Program


Bicycle Facilities Grant Program

March 19, 2018

Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) 

March 30, 2018

Urban Greening Grant Program

April 11, 2018


 Carl Moyer Program

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is accepting applications for the Carl Moyer Program. This program funds equipment or vehicle replacement, engine replacement, power system conversion and battery charging or fueling infrastructure. It aims to reduce emissions in the communities most impacted by air pollution. Eligible equipment includes:

  • Trucks and buses
  • Public school buses
  • Off-road equipment
  • Agricultral equipment
  • Marine vessels and equipment
  • Locomotives 

$16 million was made available on a first-come, first-served basis when the Program opened in October 2017. Funding amounts depend on the type of project. Projects required by law or contract are ineligible.

Zero-emission and alternative fuel or battery charging infrastructure projects are highly encouraged. Public or private entities that will operate the equipment within the Bay Area may apply.

For more information, visit

Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP)

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is accepting applications for the Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP), which provides vouchers to California purchasers and lessees of eligible zero-emission, hybrid and low NOx medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses. The program is meant to accelerate the adoption of clean vehicle technology.

Voucher amounts range between $20,000 and $110,000, depending on the vehicle's weight. Increased voucher amounts are available for buses purchased by school districts. Any purchaser of an eligible vehicle may apply for funding, with a limit of 200 vouchers per fleet. Vouchers are applied at the point of sale.

After funding was exhausted in 2017, an additional $140 million was added in January 2018. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit

Vehicle Buy Back Program

To reduce air pollution, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's (Air District) Vehicle Buy Back Program (VBB) will pay $1,000 for an operating and registered 1994 and older vehicle. Vehicle dismantlers contracted by the Air District will scrap the vehicles. The VBB Program is a voluntary program that takes older vehicles off the road. The VBB Program is funded through the Air District's Carl Moyer, Mobile Source Incentive Fund and Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) programs. 

The program is available until funds are exhausted. For more information, visit

Bicycle Facilities Grant Program

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced its 2018 Bicycle Facilities Grant Program, which offers funding for the construction of new bikeways and secure parking. As part of the Regional Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) grant program, all projects must improve air quality by encouraging residents and commuters to mode shift to cycling and walking as alternatives to driving for short and first-and last-mile trips. Up to $5 million in fiscal year ending 2018 funds is available for this competitive Program.

Eligible project types are:
1. Construction of one or more segments new Class-I, II, III, or IV bikeways (bikeway upgrades, such as adding protection to an existing bike lane, are only eligible for county administered TFCA funding, not this regional funding).
2. Installation of new bicycle parking, i.e., racks and/or e-lockers (projects that propose other from of bicycle parking, such as cages, are not eligible for this regional funding).

Projects must have completed all applicable reviews and permitting, be described in an adopted bicycle/transportation plan, and be located within half a mile of public transportation or major event centers.

All public agencies with projects located within the boundaries of the Air District’s jurisdiction (including all San Francisco agencies) are eligible to apply for funding. Applicants must attend at least one pre-application webinar. Webinars are currently scheduled for February 8th at 2 PM and February 20th at 10 AM. Registration is required for attendance, and more webinars may be added based on demand.

For the full list of eligibility requirements, please see the Bicycle Facilities Grant Program Application Guidance at Applications are due by March 19th at 4PM.

For more information, please contact Mike Pickford at or 415-522-4822 or Ken Mak, Acting Supervising Staff Specialist at BAAQMD, at or (415) 749-8660.

Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP)

LCTOP is a program administered by Caltrans that provides operating and capital assistance to transit agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility. Five percent of annual cap-and-trade auction proceeds go to LCTOP. In FY 2017-18, $75 million in LCTOP funds will be allocated. The program emphasizes making investments in disadvantaged communities.

Transportation planning agencies and transit operators that are eligible for State Transit Assistance Funds may receive LCTOP funding. LCTOP funds must enhance or expand transit service, increase transit mode share or support the purchase of zero emission vehicles or infrastructure.

Final guidelines will be posted in December 2017. Eligible agencies must submit allocation requests to Caltrans by March 2018. For further information, visit

Urban Greening Grant Program

The California Natural Resources Agency has announced the open solicitation period for the Urban Greening Grant Program. Approximately $24.7 million is available for projects that convert an existing built environment into green space while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Funds are for construction and non-construction costs. Cities, counties, special districts, nonprofits and agencies may apply.

To be eligible, projects must reduce greenhouse gases by either planting trees, reducing building energy use by strategically planting trees to shade buildings or reducing commute vehicle miles by constructing bicycle or pedestrian facilities. Projects must also do at least one of the following:

  • Acquire, create, enhance or expand community parks and green spaces
  • Use natural systems or systems that mimic natural systems to achieve multiple benefits

Preference is given to projects in disadvantaged areas. In addition, projects that accomplish at least two of the following will be most competitive:

  1. Provide park or recreational benefits to a critically underserved community or disadvantaged community 
  2. Proposed by a critically underserved community or disadvantaged community 
  3. Develop partnerships with local community organizations and businesses in order to strengthen outreach to disadvantaged communities, provide access to quality jobs for residents of disadvantaged communities or provide access to workforce education and training 
  4. Use interagency cooperation and integration 
  5. Use existing public lands and facilitates the use of public resources and investments, including schools

There is no minimum or maximum grant amount or local match requirement. Applications are due by April 11, 2018 at 5 PM. For more information, visit



For an overview of transportation funding sources and apportionments, please view Caltrans' 2017 Guide to Transportation Funding in California.

For an overview of transportation funding for the San Francisco Bay Area, please view MTC's guide Moving Costs.

For more information or assistance with Prop K or other federal, state, or regional funding opportunities, please contact Anna LaForte, Deputy Director for Policy & Programming with the Authority, at 415.522.4805 or via email.