Surface Transportation Block Grant Program

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Surface Transportation Block Grant Program

The Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program provides flexible funding that localities may use for projects to preserve and improve conditions and performance on any Federal-aid highway, bridge and tunnel projects on any public road, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, and transit capital projects, including intercity bus terminals. STBG promotes flexibility in local transportation decisions and provides flexible funding to best address regional and local transportation needs.


2019 STBG Information

STBG guidelines and applications packet will be presented to the Fresno COG Policy Board September 26, 2019 for approval.  Upon Policy Board approval the call for projects will be initiated.  For further information on eligible projects, submittal of applications or other questions related to the STBG program, please contact Jennifer Soliz at (559) 233-4148 ext. 223 or


2019 STBG Guidelines

2019 STBG Application Packet


2019 STBG Tentative Timeline


Programming subcommittee convenes to review scoring criteria and call information July – August 2019
Guidelines, criteria and application packet to TTC/PAC for approval September 13, 2019
Guidelines, criteria and application packet to COG Policy Board for adoption/initiates call for projects September 26, 2019
Call for Projects Workshop for member agencies October 2, 2019
Regional bid project submittals DUE December 6, 2019
STBG scoring committee convenes January 21, 2020
COG Policy Board approves recommended projects February 27, 2020
Lifeline project submittals DUE May 22, 2020
FTIP submittal to Caltrans October – December 2020



2017 STBG Information

2017 Awarded Projects

2017 STBG Guidelines and Application Packet


Fresno COG offices will be closed on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in observance of Caesar Chavez Day.

Fresno COG Office Operations: Consistent with protocols being followed by state and local public agencies, in light of the COVID -19 crisis, beginning today March 19, 2020, the majority of Fresno COG staff will be telecommuting from home.

Regional Transportation Mitigation Fee (RTMF) Collection: Fresno COG will continue to collect RTMF mitigation fees, however RTMF payments will only be collected on Monday and Tuesday until March 31st or until the COVID-19 situation is mitigated to a level deemed safe by public health officials.

Senior Taxi Scrip Program: Seniors who live in Fresno County will still be able to purchase senior taxi scrip via mail.