Overview
Bike racks at Rosa Parks Elementary

Introduction

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 sixty percent of the revenues is administered by the Air District through a separate process.

Resources 

Bay Area Air Quality Management District webpage

Contact  

tfca@sfcta.org

Mike Pickford, Senior Transportation Planner, mike.pickford@sfcta.org, 415-522-4822

Program delivery

MyStreetSF Project Map

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A screenshot of the MyStreetSF tool

View all projects funded by the Transportation Fund for Clean Air on the MyStreetSF project map.

2018 Funded Project Summary

Funded in 2018

Project Sponsor

Total Project Cost

TFCA Funds Allocated

Bike Cage at SF State Thornton Hall

San Francisco State University $40,069 $40,069
Bike Racks on Buses Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District $482,400

$182,140

Emergency Ride Home San Francisco Department of the Environment $50,734 $50,734
EV Chargers at Faith Institutions California Interfaith Power and Light $110,000 $110,000
Ford GoBike Memberships for SF State Students San Francisco State University $56,500 $56,500
Grace Cathedral DC Fast Chargers ABM Parking Service/Grace Cathedral $170,000 $170,000
Mixed Use Building Fast Charging EVgo/San Francisco Department of the Environment $206,910 $150,000
Off-Street Car Share Electrification EVgo/San Francisco Department of the Environment $9,300 $4,800
TOTAL $1,125,913 $764,243
Sponsors

Sponsor Resources

Reporting Procedures

Quarterly/Annual Reports

Per the TFCA funding agreement between the 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)

Close-Out Form

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 1: Ridesharing; Shuttle/Feeder Bus; Transit Information; Rail-Bus Integration; Smart Growth Projects (Word)

Form 2: Clean Air Vehicle Projects (Word)

Form 3: Bicycle Projects (Word)

Form 4: Arterial Management Projects (Word)

Cost Effectiveness Worksheets

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, at 415-522-4822 or via email, 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 ap@sfcta.org.

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)

Program Guidance

Air District's TFCA County Program Manager Fund Expenditure Plan Guidance for FYE 2020 (PDF)

Air District's TFCA County Program Manager Fund Expenditure Plan Guidance for FYE 2020 (with marked changes from last year's guidance) (PDF)

Contact

Mike Pickford, Senior Transportation Planner: mike.pickford@sfcta.org, 415-522-4822

Open call

Call for Projects - Fiscal Year 2019/20

Call for Projects is closed: Applications were due at 5 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 TFCA@sfcta.org.

Fiscal Year 2019/20 Program Guidance

Fiscal Year 2019/20 Call For Projects - Memorandum from the Transportation Authority (PDF)

Fiscal year 2019/20 Local Expenditure Criteria (PDF)

Air District's TFCA County Program Manager Fund Expenditure Plan Guidance for FYE 2020 (PDF)

Eligibility

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.

Project Selection

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 (see Attachment 4 for map) 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.

Application Materials

Each project application must include a completed Project Information Form and the Cost-Effectiveness Worksheet appropriate for the subject project.

Project Information Form 

Fiscal year 2019/20 Project Information Form (Excel)

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

Please submit applications to TFCA@sfcta.org.

Contact

Mike Pickford, Senior Transportation Planner: mike.pickford@sfcta.org, 415-522-4822