The Transportation Fund for Clean Air supports bicycle, pedestrian, and other transportation projects that help clean the air by reducing motor vehicle emissions.
The Transportation Authority is the designated Transportation Fund for Clean Air Program Manager for San Francisco. In this capacity, we dedicate approximately $750,000 annually to projects across the city. We also provide assistance to project sponsors in applying regional Transportation Fund for Clean Air funds, programmed directly by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Transportation Fund for Clean Air revenue comes from a $4 per vehicle surcharge collected by the California DMV on motor vehicle registrations in the nine-county Bay Area region. Program funds are distributed by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Forty percent of the revenues collected are available to each county. The remaining 60 percent of the revenues is administered by the Air District through a separate process.
MyStreetSF Project Map
2019 Funded Project Summary
Funded in 2019
Total Project Cost
TFCA Funds Allocated
Mixed Use Building Fast Charging in San Francisco
|Early Bird Express||Bay Area Rapid Transit District||$700,000||
|Short Term Bike Parking||San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency||$1,042,573||$358,414|
Per the Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) funding agreement between the Transportation Authority and project sponsors, quarterly progress reports must be submitted by January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15. Quarterly progress reports should be entered via each TFCA project's page at the the Transportation Authority's Portal. For the October 15 report, sponsors must also complete the below form and upload it to the respective TFCA project page on the Portal.
Interim Project Report Form (Word) for all projects that are not complete.
Project sponsors must submit this form when closing out a project, in addition to a Final Report Form (see below). This form is required whether or not all funds have been expended or if funds are to be deobligated for the project. Project close-out forms should be completed over the Portal.
See the Portal Guide for Sponsors (PDF) for additional detail on the above reports and forms.
Final Report Form
This form is not available through the Portal and must be submitted through the Portal as part of the project Close-Out Request. Any additional project information (e.g., final report, evaluation, photos) should also be attached to the Close-Out Request through the Portal. Please note that a Cost-Effectiveness Worksheet must also be submitted along with a Final Report Form. The Final Report Form and Cost-Effectiveness Worksheet, which should be updated to reflect actual project and TFCA costs as well as any revised input data based on project evaluation, are to be uploaded as attachments to the close-out form on the Portal.
Form 2: Clean Air Vehicle Projects (Word)
Form 3: Bicycle Projects (Word)
Form 4: Arterial Management Projects (Word)
Cost Effectiveness Worksheets
- Arterial Management FYE 2020 (Excel)
- Heavy-Duty Vehicle FYE 2020 (Excel)
- Light-Duty Vehicle FYE 2020 (Excel)
- Trip Reduction FYE 2020 (Excel)
If you have problems downloading the forms, please try a right click, select "Save Target As," and save the downloaded file to your computer. Please contact Mike Pickford, Transportation Planner if you have any questions.
Reimbursement Request Form
A Reimbursement Request Form for the entire grant can be submitted when the project is complete. Partial payment can be requested during any stage of the project. Full documentation of all expenses must be provided with the request, including receipts for all purchases, employee timesheets, etc. No expenses incurred prior to the date of the fully executed Funding Agreement will be reimbursed without prior written approval by the Transportation Authority. Please submit reimbursement requests via email to email@example.com.
Final Reimbursement Requests must be accompanied by a Final Report Form, a Project Closeout form (via the Portal), and any deliverables included in the Funding Agreement.
Reimbursement Request Form (Excel)
Air District's TFCA County Program Manager Fund Expenditure Plan Guidance for FYE 2020 (PDF) with marked changes from last year's guidance
Call for Projects - Fiscal Year 2019/20
Call for Projects is closed: Applications were due at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019
The Transportation Authority is pleased to announce a call for projects for $733,414 in Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) County Program Manager Fund programming for the Fiscal Year 2019/20 cycle. Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fiscal Year 2019/20 Program Guidance
Consistent with the legislation governing the TFCA program and the Air District's adopted policies for the Fiscal Year 2019/20 TFCA County Program Manager Fund, we will accept applications for the types of projects listed below:
- Bicycle projects
- Smart growth/traffic calming
- Ridesharing services
- Bike share
- Shuttle/feeder bus service
- Arterial management
- Alternative fuel light-duty vehicles
- Alternative fuel heavy-duty vehicles and buses
- Alternative fuel infrastructure
All projects must meet Air District cost effectiveness and eligibility requirements or have a policy waiver pre-approved by the Transportation Authority and Air District staff before funds are programmed to the project.
Who Can Apply
Public agencies are eligible to apply for all project categories. Non-public entities may only be awarded TFCA grants for certain clean air vehicle projects (new alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure projects and some advanced technology demonstrations) but they may partner with public agencies for other project types.
Projects are selected based on the Transportation Authority's local prioritization criteria for the expenditure of TFCA funds, which were adopted by the Transportation Authority Board on February 26, 2019. The intent of the criteria is to maximize the air quality benefits to San Francisco while allowing room to test a variety of new and innovative strategies for achieving motor vehicle emission reductions.
As in prior years, the Transportation Authority’s Local Expenditure Criteria include project type, cost effectiveness of emissions reduced, project readiness (e.g. ability to meet TFCA timely-use-of-funds), project delivery track record (including implementing, monitoring and reporting for prior TFCA projects), and program diversity.
This year, we have added three new criteria:
Community Support: Priority will be given to projects with demonstrated community support (e.g. recommended in a community-based transportation plan, outreach conducted to identify locations and/or interested neighborhoods, or a letter of recommendation provided by the district Supervisor.)
Benefits Communities of Concern: Priority will be given to projects that directly benefit Communities of Concern, whether the project is directly located in a Community of Concern or can demonstrate benefits to disadvantaged populations.
Investment from Non-Public Project Sponsors or Partners: Non-public entities may apply for and directly receive TFCA grants for alternative-fuel vehicle and infrastructure projects and may partner with public agency applicants for any other project type. For projects where a non-public entity is the applicant or partner, priority will be given to projects that include an investment from the non-public entity that is commensurate with the TFCA funds requested.
Each project application must include a completed Project Information Form and the Cost-Effectiveness Worksheet appropriate for the subject project.
Project Information Form
Please note that San Francisco's TFCA Project Information Form requires some project scope, schedule, budget, and funding details that are not referenced in the Air District's Program Guidance document.
Cost Effectiveness Worksheets
- Instructions for Cost Effectiveness Worksheets FYE 2020 (PDF) (Please do not use forms from previous years)
- Light-Duty/Light heavy-Duty Alternative Fuels Vehicles FYE 2020 (Excel)
- Ridesharing, Shuttles, Bicycle, Smart Growth, Traffic Calming, and Transit Priority Projects FYE 2020 (Excel)
- Arterial Management/Signal Timing FYE 2020 (Excel)
- Heavy-Duty Vehicle Projects, Reducing Emissions from Existing Diesel Projects FYE 2020 (Excel)
- Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Projects FYE 2020 (Excel)
Please submit applications to email@example.com.