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 - Del Rio Trail Project Groundbreaking
Clean California – 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. Our first stakeholder workshop on Cycle 2 and updates to the program guidelines was held on November 3, 2022. A recording of that workshop is posted in the below table. Our second stakeholder workshop was on December 13, 2022. The recording and slides for this workshop are posted in the below table. The latest draft program guidelines and FAQs are posted below. We will be updating these documents again before the Call for Projects in January 2023 (date still TBD). No action is needed from applicants on the Call for Projects, that is just the day that the final guidelines and application materials will be published. Applications will be due in April 2023 (date still TBD). Please continue to check back here for the latest information on the program.
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||Watch Second Workshop on Youtube
View Second Workshop Slideshow (PDF)
|Call for Projects||January 2023|
|Three Application Workshops||January through March 2023|
|Project Application Deadline||April 2023|
|Project Award Notification||August/September 2023|
|Project Completion Date||June 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||Erwin Isidro||Erwin.Isidro@dot.ca.gov|
|District 12 - Orange County||Troy Andres||Troy.Andres@dot.ca.gov|