Local Grant Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) developed the Clean California Local Grant Program through which funds will go to local communities to beautify and improve local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways, and transit centers. Through the combination of adding beautification measures and art in public spaces along with the removal of litter and debris, this effort will enhance communities and improve spaces for walking and recreation.

The goals of the Clean CA Local Grant Program are to:

  • Reduce the amount of waste and debris within public rights-of-way, pathways, parks, transit centers, and other public spaces.
  • Enhance, rehabilitate, restore, or install measures to beautify and improve public spaces and mitigate the urban heat island effect.
  • Enhance public health, cultural connection, and community placemaking by improving public spaces for walking and recreation.
  • Advance equity for underserved communities.

Important: The Clean California Local Grant program does not provide funding for upgrades or improvements to residential properties.

Clean California Local Grant Program Fact Sheet (PDF)

Cycle 1 - Del Rio Trail Project Groundbreaking

Cycle 1 – Rio Dell Eel River Trail & Gateway Project Video

Cycle 1 – Humboldt Bay Harbor District’s Peninsula Beautification Project

Cycle 1 – City of Sacramento’s 21st Avenue Beautification Project

Cycle 2

Cycle 2 of the program will provide approximately $100 million in grant funding to local communities throughout California. This grant funding was made available in the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 State Budget. Cycle 2 applications were due on May 31, 2023. See below links for information on the Cycle 2 awardees and applicants. Caltrans will be following up with the awardees on next steps as soon as possible.

  • List of Awarded Projects

    Note: Notwithstanding any other provision of the Caltrans Restricted Grant Agreement (RGA), no funds will be released to a grant awardee until the RGA is fully executed by both parties, no funds will be released to a grant awardee if they fail to meet or fail to continue to meet all the requirements to receive the grant funds, no funds will be released to a grant awardee until any mistakes found in their application are resolved and grant awardee verifies accuracy of their application, and any improperly disbursed funds must be promptly returned by the grant awardee to Caltrans upon written notice.

  • Award Notice October 9, 2023 (PDF)
  • Application Receipt Log (XLS)

Cycle 2 Guidelines and Resources

The following is the projected draft timeline for Cycle 2 of the Clean California Local Grant Program.

Milestone Date
First Workshop on Program Guideline Updates November 3, 2022
Watch First Workshop on Youtube
View First Workshop Slideshow (PDF)
Correction: Agencies that were awarded in Cycle 1 are just as competitive in Cycle 2.
Second Workshop on Program Guideline Updates December 13, 2022
Watch Second Workshop on Youtube

View Second Workshop Slideshow (PDF) 
Call for Projects February 14, 2023
First Application Workshop March 15, 2023, 10 AM to 11:30 AM PDT
Watch First Application Workshop on Youtube
View Second Workshop Slideshow (PDF) 
Second Application Workshop April 3, 2023, 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Watch Second Workshop on Youtube
View Second Workshop Slideshow (PDF)
Third Application Workshop April 11, 2023, 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Watch Third Application Workshop on Youtube
View Third Application Workshop Slideshow (PDF)

Project Application Deadline May 31, 2023 by 5pm PDT
Project Award Notification October 9, 2023
Project Completion Date June 30, 2026

Cycle 1

District Contacts

District Name Email
District 1 - Eureka Preston Allen Preston.Allen@dot.ca.gov
District 2 - Redding Azhar Latif azhar.latif@dot.ca.gov
District 3 - Marysville / Sacramento Cynthia Shipley cynthia.shipley@dot.ca.gov
District 4 - Bay Area / Oakland Ida Tu ida.kwong@dot.ca.gov
District 5 - San Luis Obispo / Santa Barbara Zachary Cotter Zachary.cotter@dot.ca.gov
District 6 - Fresno / Bakersfield Viridiana Llanos Viridiana.Llanos@dot.ca.gov
District 7 - Los Angeles Tammi Altamirano Tammi.Altamirano@dot.ca.gov
District 8 - San Bernardino / Riverside Brandy Ybarra Brandy.Ybarra@dot.ca.gov
District 9 - Bishop Mark A. Heckman Mark.Heckman@dot.ca.gov
District 10 - Stockton Sardar Khan Sardar.Khan@dot.ca.gov
District 11 - San Diego Robin Owen Robin.Owen@dot.ca.gov
District 12 - Orange County Nicholas Le Nicholas.Le@dot.ca.gov

Stay Informed

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For more information, please contact: CleanCA.LocalGrant@dot.ca.gov.