Climate Initiatives Grants
Update June 1, 2010:
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, in partnership with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), and Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), is pleased to issue a single solicitation for two competitive grant programs focusing on school-related emission reductions and innovative strategies for reducing GHG emissions. MTC will administer these grant programs. A total of up to $33 million in grant funding is available on a competitive basis to assist public agencies, businesses and community organizations implement innovative transportation-related GHG emission reduction strategies in the following categories:
1. Innovative Grants — Up to $31 Million
Grant funding will be directed to support high-impact, innovative projects with the greatest potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that can be replicated on a larger-scale around the region.
2. Safe Routes to School Creative Grants — Up to $2 million
As a complement to funding for the counties' Safe Routes to School Program, grant funding will be available to implement creative school-related emission reduction strategies and determine their effectiveness and potential replication around the region.
All interested applicants are to submit to MTC a Letter of Interest for the applicable competitive grant program. An evaluation committee of regional agency staffs and others will review the Letters of Interest, and may contact applicants for more details and project clarifications. Based upon its review, the evaluation committee will select a limited number of applicants with the most promising projects and invite them to continue the application process by submitting a more detailed proposal for further evaluation. Refer to each grant program's guidelines for more details about the application and evaluation process.
All Letters of Interest and Proposals (if invited to submit a proposal) must be submitted via email (preferred method to save resources) or postal mail to the MTC Project Manager as follows:
Ashley Nguyen, Project Manager
Letters of Interest or Proposals received after the due date will not be accepted.
MTC and the BAAQMD will host regional workshops to provide prospective applicants with an overview of the Bay Area Climate Initiative's competitive grant programs and the application and review process. Note that following grant approval, MTC will host a project funding and delivery workshop in fall 2010 to familiarize grant recipients with the federal aid and funding processes.
Tuesday , May 11 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Wednesday, May 12 from 10 am to Noon
Thursday, May 13 from 10 am to Noon
Friday, May 14 from 10 am to Noon
MTC Contact Persons
Applicants are encouraged to contact MTC staff if they have questions about grant application requirements or wish to discuss potential project ideas in advance of submitting an application. For the Safe Routes to School Creative Grants, contact Craig Goldblatt, Project Manager, at 510.817.5837 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the Innovative Grants, contact Ashley Nguyen, Project Manager, at 510.817.5809 or by email at email@example.com.For more information about transportation, sustainability and climate protection, please visit www.OneBayArea.org.
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