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 2

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 May 31, 2023, by 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time. Please continue to check back here for the latest information on the program.

Important Update: The application deadline for CCLGP Cycle 2 has been extended to May 31, 2023 at 5:00 PM PDT.

Application resubmittal instruction (if applicable): If you have already submitted your application and would like to resubmit, contact the team at CleanCA.LocalGrant@dot.ca.gov for more information. Please do not submit a second application without contacting us first.

We look forward to reviewing your application at the end of May! We will announce awardees on our website and through an email by September 2023, pending approval of the State Fiscal Year 2023/2024 budget.

Cycle 2 Guidelines and Resources

Cycle 2 Application Instructions and Tutorials

Cycle 2 Application Form and Attachments

Grant Program Milestones

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 August/September 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 Nicole Fortner Nicole.Fortner@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 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

Stay Informed

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