Fresno COG Administered Grant Programs

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FTA Section 5310 Elderly and Disabled Specialized Transit Program

Fresno Council of Governments FTA Section 5310 Program:

Fresno COG is the Designated Recipient of FTA Section 5310 Program funds for Fresno County, which provides capital and operating assistance grants for projects that meet the transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities.  The funds may be used for projects where public mass transportation services are otherwise unavailable, insufficient or inappropriate; that exceed the requirements of the ADA; that improve access to fixed-route service and; that provide alternatives to public transportation.

SSTAC

Fresno COG released an application for FTA Section 5310 funding in the Fresno/Clovis urbanized area on February 9, 2021.  The deadline for applications was March 24, 2021.   Five applications were received with a total ask of $1,709,493. Approximately $1,184,976 is available for traditional vehicle and related equipment purchasing projects.

SSTAC

The recommendations for funding from the Fresno COG Social Services Transportation Advisory Council will go through the Fresno COG committee process during the month of May 2021.

SSTAC

GRANT

2021 Fresno COG FTA Section 5310 Grant Application for the Fresno/Clovis Urbanized Area CLICK HERE

Fresno COG FTA Section 5310 Program Management Plan
FTA Circular 9070.1G – Section 5310

Grants

Fresno County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan

Fresno County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan
Fresno County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Project Management Plan

 

FTA Section 5310 – Rural and Small Urban Program is Administered by Caltrans

Caltrans Section FTA 5310 Information – Website

GRANT

If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Arnest at parnest@fresnocog.org or 559-824-7343.

 

Fresno COG Housing Planning Grants Program

The 2019-20 Budget Act allocated $125 million to regions through the Regional Early Action Planning Grant Program (REAP). REAP provides one-time grant funding to regional governments for planning activities that will accelerate housing production and facilitate compliance in implementing the sixth cycle of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation. Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno COG) received $1,114,737.62, of which $900,000 has been set aside for the Fresno COG Housing Planning Grants Program.  

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Tentative Timeline

Applications due March 5, 2021    DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 16, 2021

Policy Board approves awards May 27, 2021

Projects must be completed and submitted to FCOG August 1, 2023

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Final Guidelines and Application LINK

 

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Regional Sustainable Infrastructure Planning Grant Program

The Regional Sustainable Infrastructure Planning Grant Program is one of the three Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) implementation programs directed by the Fresno COG Policy Board during the 2014 RTP/SCS adoption process. The grant-specific objective is to encourage local and regional multimodal transportation and land-use planning that furthers the region’s RTP/SCS, contributes to the State’s GHG reduction targets and other State goals, including but not limited to, the goals and best practices cited in the 2017 RTP Guidelines, addresses the needs of disadvantaged communities, and also assists in achieving the Caltrans Mission and Grant Program Overarching Objectives.

Grants

Cycle 1 (FY 17/18) and Cycle 2 (FY 18/19) projects for the Regional Sustainable Infrastructure Planning Grant Program were selected through a scoring committee and approved by the Fresno COG Policy Board.  The available funding for each cycle was $155,278, provided by Senate Bill (SB) 1 – The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. SB1 is a transportation funding bill which provides a reliable source of funds through the Caltrans planning grant program.  This grant funding is intended to support and implement Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Sustainable Communities Strategies (SCS) (where applicable) and to ultimately achieve the State’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of 40 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 2050, respectively.  Fresno COG received a total of seven applications requesting over $640,000 in funding, four applications for Cycle 1 and three applications for Cycle 2.Grants

 

Awarded Projects:

Cycle 1 

Community Landscape Plan for City of Fresno (West Fresno) – CLICK HERE FOR THE DOCUMENT

Community Landscape Plan for City of Fowler – CLICK HERE FOR THE DOCUMENT

 

Cycle 2 

FCRTA Electric Vehicle Rideshare/Carshare Plan and Service Expansion Plan

Final Plan

 

Under the governor’s July 13 public health order, Fresno COG’s office is closed to the general public until further notice.

ONLY payments for Regional Transportation Mitigation Fees will be accepted and processed in person at the front counter from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Masks are required.

All Senior Scrip orders may be placed online at www.seniorscrip.org or by mail. For Senior Scrip questions, call 559-233-4148, Ext. 216.