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File #: 20-63    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/7/2020 In control: Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
On agenda: 1/27/2020 Final action: 1/27/2020
Title: Transportation Fund for Clean Air Funding Recommendations (Shariat)

REPORT TO BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE

SUBJECT

Title

Transportation Fund for Clean Air Funding Recommendations (Shariat)

 

Report

BACKGROUND

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority issued a Call-for-Projects on January 6, 2020 for the FY 2020/21 Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) 40% Program Manager grant.  The TFCA grant program is administered by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and is funded by a $4 surcharge on motor vehicles registered in the Bay Area and has $2.6M funds available this year. The application deadline is March 6, 2020.

Grant applications for bicycle projects can either receive funding from the Bicycle Expenditure Program (BEP) set-aside or compete against all other projects from the competitive funds. For the past several funding cycles, the City has applied for projects as a part of the BEP set-aside. Bicycle projects must be listed as category 1 in the countywide BEP to be considered eligible for funding from the BEP set-aside. Staff does not recommend applying for these funds for any bicycle projects this cycle due to the limited remaining projects listed in the BEP, all of which require further engineering studies prior to grant funding applications and the limited amount of funds typically awarded for bicycle projects.

 

RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation

Approve staff recommendation to not apply for FY 2020/21 Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) 40% Program Manager grant funds.

 

Staff

Reviewed by: Carol Shariat, Principal Transportation Planner, Public Works

Approved by: Michael Liw, Assistant Director/City Engineer, Public Works