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.
Cycle 1 - Del Rio Trail Project Groundbreaking
Cycle 1 – Rio Dell Eel River Trail & Gateway Project Video
We are excited to announce that there will be a Cycle 2 of the program that will provide approximately $100 million in grant funding to local communities. The availability of grant funding is contingent on the funds being made available in the FY 23-24 State Budget. Our stakeholder workshops on updates to the program guidelines were held in November and December. Recordings and slides for these workshops are posted in the below Program Milestones table. All final program materials have been posted below for the Call for Projects on February 14, 2023. No action is needed from applicants on the Call for Projects. This is just the day that the final guidelines and materials are published to this website. Applications will be due on April 28, 2023, by 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time. Currently we are holding workshops on how to complete the application. See the below Program Milestones table for details. Please continue to check back here for the latest information on the program.
Cycle 2 Guidelines and Resources
- Program Guidelines (PDF)
- FAQs (PDF)
- Application Intake Form (DOC)
- Scoring Rubric (PDF)
- Standard Grant Agreement Template (PDF)
- Tribal Grant Agreement Template (PDF)
- Board Resolution Template (PDF)
Cycle 2 Application Instructions and Tutorials
- Application Instructions (PDF)
- Local Match Tutorials:
- START HERE: Determine the Half Mile Limit Around Your Project (PDF)
- Option 1: Area Median Income (PDF)
- Option 2: CalEnviroScreen 4.0 (PDF)
- Option 3: National School Lunch Program (PDF)
- Option 4: Healthy Places Index (PDF)
- Note, there is no tutorial on Option 5, because under this option, the local match requirement is automatically 0%.
Cycle 2 Application Form and Attachments
- Required for all applications:
- Main Smartsheet Application Form
- Project Outcomes Spreadsheet (XLXS)
- Area Surrounding the Project Site and Relative Population Benefit to Underserved Communities Form (XLXS)
- Narrative (DOC)
- Scope of Work, Cost, and Schedule Workbook (XLXS)
- Local Match Calculation Form (XLXS) (only optional for Tribal projects. Open form for details.)
- Application Checklist (PDF)
- Applicable to only certain applications:
- If you are requesting Advance Payment, a Spending Plan (XLXS)
- If using in-kind contributions, Letters of Commitment (DOC) from third party contributors
- For infrastructure projects, copy of the Right of Way certification document (no standard template for this, see FAQ for details)
- Any other documents or materials that help demonstrate project need or viability (no standard template for this, see end of Smartsheet form for details)
Grant Program Milestones
The following is the projected draft timeline for Cycle 2 of the Clean California Local Grant Program.
|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
This workshop will be recorded.
|Project Application Deadline||April 28, 2023 by 5pm PDT|
|Project Award Notification||August/September 2023|
|Project Completion Date||June 30, 2026|
|District 1 - Eureka||Preston Allen||Preston.Allen@dot.ca.gov|
|District 2 - Redding||Nicole Fortner||Nicole.Fortner@dot.ca.gov|
|District 3 - Marysville / Sacramento||Cynthia Shipleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|District 4 - Bay Area / Oakland||Linda Phoen||Linda.Phoen@dot.ca.gov|
|District 5 - San Luis Obispo / Santa Barbara||Zachary Cotter||Zachary.email@example.com|
|District 6 - Fresno / Bakersfield||Neethi Kattherisetty||Neethi.Kattherisetty@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||Jonathan Lawhead||Jonathan.Lawhead@dot.ca.gov|
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For more information, please contact: CleanCA.LocalGrant@dot.ca.gov.