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The San Francisco Transportation Authority is announcing a call for projects for the One Bay Area Grant Program

What is the One Bay Area Grant Program?

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission directs federal funding to projects and programs that implement Plan Bay Area, with a particular focus on projects that support Priority Development Areas — places near public transit planned for new homes, jobs, and community amenities.   

Who can apply?

Bay Area cities, counties, transit agencies, federally-recognized Tribal governments, and congestion management agencies are eligible to apply.

How much funding is available? 

We are soliciting proposals for Cycle 3 of the One Bay Area Grant program which includes $52,855,600 over the next four years (Fiscal Year 2022/23 to 2025/26). 

We are also using this call for projects to reprogram $1,021,021 in Fiscal Year 2021/22 Prop AA vehicle registration fee funds from the Transit Reliability and Mobility Improvements category. 

What kinds of projects are eligible?

Eligible project types include but are not limited to:

  • Transit expansion, reliability, and access improvements
  • Safety, streetscape, complete streets improvements
  • Transportation demand management programs including education and outreach, and mobility hub planning and implementation
  • Safe Routes to School capital and non-infrastructure programs
  • Priority Development Area planning and implementation.

The Prop AA funds that are available for reprogramming are from the Transit Reliability and Mobility Improvements category and can fund the design or implementation of transit stop improvements, transit signal priority, travel information improvements, parking management pilots, and transportation demand management. 

See here for projects we’ve funded in past cycles.

When is the deadline to apply?

5 pm on July 1, 2022 

How do I apply?

Submit an electronic version of the OBAG 3 application form and associated attachments in the original format (e.g. MS Word or Excel), as well as one PDF of the entire application, and a completed MTC Complete Streets Checklist via email to See below for relevant materials. 

Every project must have its own application. If a sponsor submits more than one application, please indicate project priority order in the project applications. See MTC's Complete Streets website for more information on the checklist.

How are projects selected?

As the Congestion Management Agency for San Francisco, the Transportation Authority is responsible for identifying San Francisco’s One Bay Area Grant county priorities and submitting them to MTC by September 30th. MTC staff will evaluate the CMA project nominations using regional criteria and recommend a subset of projects from the regionwide candidate pool to their Commission in January 2023.

What are next steps after applications are submitted?

  • July 1, 2022 by 5 p.m. Applications due to the Transportation Authority
  • August 18, 2022: Transportation Authority Technical Working Group Meeting — Review draft OBAG 3 staff recommendations 
  • September 7, 2022: Transportation Authority Community Advisory Committee — ACTION 
  • September 13, 2022: Transportation Authority Board — PRELIMINARY ACTION
  • September 27, 2022: Transportation Authority Board — FINAL ACTION
  • September 30, 2022: Transportation Authority submits OBAG 3 San Francisco Project Nominations to MTC for evaluation 
  • January 2023: MTC approves OBAG 3 projects and programs OBAG 3 funds 

Relevant materials

Learn more

Learn more about the One Bay Area Grant Program on our funding page