Funding Opportunities

  • Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program. The Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA) Program provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities; infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility; environmental mitigation; recreational trail program projects; and, safe routes to school projects. Short pre-application due August 16, 2021. Full application due October 15, 2021.

  • 2021 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ). The CMAQ Program provides funds for transportation projects and programs that will contribute to attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone, carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (PM). Apply by September 24.
     
  • PennDOT Accepting Applications For 2022-23 Improvements Under Multimodal Transportation Fund. Projects that will be considered should coordinate local land use with transportation assets to enhance existing communities; improve streetscape, lighting, sidewalk facilities, and pedestrian safety; improve connectivity or utilization of existing transportation assets; or advance transit-oriented-development. Apply by November 5.

Past Funding Opportunities

  • RKM: Healthy People and Communities. The Richard King Mellon Foundation invites nonprofit, public and private sector organizations to submit bold and novel ideas to the Healthy People & Communities RFI. The Foundation expects between $50,000-$250,000 will be available per idea. However, if an idea is truly exceptional, the Foundation may consider providing more than $250,000. First round due February 26, 2021. Final Round due July 16, 2021.
  • Allegheny County Accepting Applications for CDBG Coronavirus Funding. Apply by June 1, 2021.

  • PA Department of Health, WalkWorks Program. Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Development of Active Transportation Plans and Policies to Establish Activity-Friendly Routes that Connect to Everyday Destinations. Apply by May 14, 2021.

  • Fall 2020 SPC Transportation and Community Funding Programs: Grant and Reimbursement Programs to Advance and Guide Effective Investment of Public Funds; Various.
     
  • Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities Program: Safe Routes to Parks is a movement to make great parks safer and easier for people to access by walking, bicycling, and taking public transportation, especially in low-income communities and communities of color, where less investment has gone into the routes to and the amenities in parks. Apply between November 9 and December 18, 2020.
     
  • Active Allegheny Grants, for transportation projects that will provide bicycle and pedestrian connections to important local destinations and transportation systems and increase residents’ opportunities for physical activity. Granted on a rolling basis until November 30, 2020 or until available funds have been committed.
     
  • WalkWorks in kind assistance for creating walking routes. Identify a potential new walking route (1-2 miles) in your community and recieve guidance, technical assistance, promotional signage and materials for the route, and access to partners. Learn more and apply by November 13, 2020.
     
  • Local Foods, Local Places program provides selected communities planning assistance for the development of local food systems that centers around a two-day community workshop. At each workshop, a team of experts helps community members develop an implementable action plan that promotes local food and neighborhood revitalization. Apply by November 13.
     
  • PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund. Projects that will be considered should coordinate local land use with transportation assets to enhance existing communities; improve streetscape, lighting, sidewalk facilities, and pedestrian safety; improve connectivity or utilization of existing transportation assets; or advance transit-oriented-development. Apply by November 6