Local Grant Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) developed the Clean California Local Grant Program through which approximately $296 million in funds will go to local communities to beautify and improve local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways, and transit centers to clean and enhance public spaces. 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.

View the Clean California Local Grant Program Factsheet (PDF) for more information.

Program Results

  • 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
  • Application Receipt Log
  • Application Instructions (PDF)

    Please Note: The application deadline has passed.

  • Attachment A (DOCX): Project Narrative
  • Attachment B (XLSX): For Non-Infrastructure Projects, Scope of Work, Cost, and Project Schedule Workbook
  • Attachment C (XLSX): For Infrastructure Projects, Scope of Work, Cost, and Project Schedule Workbook
  • Attachment D (PDF): For Infrastructure Projects, Project Study Report or Equivalent with Engineer's Stamp (Form provided for projects off the State Highway System. See Application Instructions for more information)
  • Attachment E: Project Location Map (No form provided, see Application Instructions for information)
  • Attachment F (XLSX): If you are requesting Advance Payment, a Spending Plan
  • Attachment G: Photo of Project Site Prior to Improvements (No form provided, see Application Instructions for information)
  • Attachment H (PDF): Project Fact Sheet
  • Attachment I (PDF): Local Match Calculation, Population Benefit, and Population Benefit to Underserved Communities forms
  • Attachment J: If claiming a project benefit to an underserved community in Section 2.1 using a criterion other than one of the five options listed in the program guidelines, the proposed criterion and justification for consideration (No form provided, see Application Instructions for information)
  • Attachment K (PDF): Demonstrated Community Need and Project Outcomes forms
  • Attachment L (PDF): Application Checklist
  • Attachment M: Letters of Support from the Community (No form provided, see Application Instructions for information)
  • Attachment N: Other materials that help demonstrate why the proposed elements are needed (i.e. project renderings, survey results, additional maps, outreach materials, etc.) (No form provided, see Application Instructions for information)

Workshops

The first two stakeholder workshops focused on soliciting input from local communities to develop the grant program guidelines. The second workshop built on the feedback and comments received during the first workshop. The remaining workshops provided potential applicants with technical assistance on how to complete a successful application. Watch past workshops by clicking the links below.

 
Event Date Time Registration/Recording
Workshop #5 Wednesday, January 12, 2022 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Recording
Workshop #4 Wednesday, December 15, 2021 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Recording
Workshop #3 Thursday, November 18, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Recording
Workshop #2 Thursday, October 7, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Recording
Workshop #1 Wednesday, September 1, 2021 1:00 – 3:00pm Recording

Please Note:

Recordings of past workshops available on our website may not reflect all changes to the guidelines. It is the responsibility of the applicant to read the final guidelines to learn the most updated information.

 

Grant Program Milestones

The following is the projected timeline for the Clean California Local Grant Program.

 
Milestone Date
Call for Projects December 1, 2021
Project Application Deadline February 1, 2022 by 5:00 PM
Project Award Notification March 1, 2022
Restricted Grant Agreement Execution Spring, 2022
Project Completion Date June 30, 2024
 

District Contacts

 
District Name Email
District 1 - Eureka Julia Peterson Julia.Peterson@dot.ca.gov
District 2 - Redding Meagan Benham Meagan.Benham@dot.ca.gov
District 3 - Marysville / Sacramento Cynthia Shipley cynthia.shipley@dot.ca.gov
District 4 - Bay Area / Oakland Linda Phoen Linda.Phoen@dot.ca.gov
District 5 - San Luis Obispo / Santa Barbara Zachary Cotter Zachary.cotter@dot.ca.gov
District 6 - Fresno / Bakersfield Neethi Kattherisetty Neethi.Kattherisetty@dot.ca.gov
District 7 - Los Angeles Steve Novotny Steve.Novotny@dot.ca.gov
District 8 - San Bernardino / Riverside Eduardo Moreno-Castaneda Eduardo.Castaneda@dot.ca.gov
District 9 - Bishop Mark A. Heckman Mark.Heckman@dot.ca.gov
District 10 - Stockton Sam Sherman sam.sherman@dot.ca.gov
District 11 - San Diego Bryan Ott Bryan.Ott@dot.ca.gov
District 12 - Orange County Troy Andres Troy.Andres@dot.ca.gov
 

Stay Informed

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