Explore these upcoming funding opportunities and resources from the US DOT, Caltrans, and more!

April 10, 2024

Looking for funding opportunities for active transportation projects? Look below for the latest funding opportunities!

Active Transportation Program (Cycle 7)Caltrans logo

Caltrans has officially launched the seventh cycle of their Active Transportation Program (ATP) and are accepting proposals! The Program consists of both federal and state transportation funding that powers programs including the Bicycle Transportation Program (BTA), Safe Routes to School (SR2S), and Transportation Alternatives Programs (TAP). The program encourages increased modes of active transportation such as walking and biking in communities across the state of California. Learn more about the program in the 2025 Program Guidelines

Applications for Cycle 7 close on June 17, 2024. You can find out more and apply through the online portal.

Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment ProgramUS Department of Transportation Logo

The US DOT’s Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program funds up to $44,550,000 to projects that provide safe and connected active transportation facilities in an active transportation network or active transportation spine. 

Applications must be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, June 17, 2024.

If you have questions about the application process, you can contact Kenan Hall at ATIIP@dot.gov

The Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant (MPDG)

The US DOT’s Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant is made up of the National Infrastructure Project Assistance grants program (Mega), the Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight and Highway Projects grants program (INFRA), and the Rural Surface Transportation Grant program (Rural).

The grants provide funding for surface transportation infrastructure projects with significant national or regional impact, or to improve and expand the surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas. 

Approximately $5.1 billion of funding is available for Fiscal Year 2025-2026. Applications have closed as of May 6, 2024. If interested, you can apply at www.grants.gov

If you have any questions, you can reach out to  the Office of the Secretary via email at MPDGrants@dot.gov, or call Aubrei Barton at (202) 841-7786. 

Looking for a fellowship opportunity?Populus logo

The Populus Code the Curbs Fellowship is designed to empower cities in their journey towards digitizing curb regulations while providing invaluable learning opportunities for students and young professionals in transportation and urban planning.

Applications close on Thursday, April 18 and can be submitted electronically

You can reach out to the Populus team with any questions at contact@populus.ai

Be sure to regularly check our webpage for funding and programming opportunities for improving walking, biking and rolling safety throughout the year at the state, regional and local level.