Transportation Fund for Clean Air – Draft Call for Projects

Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA)
County Program Manager Fund
Fiscal Year 2014/15 Draft Call for Projects

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is pleased to announce a call for projects for an estimated $800,000 in TFCA County Program Manager Fund programming for the Fiscal Year 2014/15 cycle. This is being issued as a draft call for projects until the Transportation Authority Board adopts the Local Expenditure Criteria, which is scheduled for consideration on February 25, 2014.  We expect to issue the final call immediately after Board action on the criteria. Please visit our website at www.sfcta.org/tfcacallforprojects for more information.  Applications are due to the Authority by 5pm on March 31, 2014.

TFCA was established to fund the most effective transportation projects that achieve emission reductions from motor vehicles. Funds are generated from a $4 surcharge on the vehicle registration fee. Forty percent of the funds are set aside for Program Managers for each of the nine counties in the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District). The designated Program Manager for the City and County of San Francisco is the Transportation Authority.

who can apply

Public agencies are eligible to apply for all project categories. Non-public entities may only be awarded TFCA grants for certain clean air vehicle projects (new alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure projects) that reduce mobile source emissions.

What types of projects can be funded?

Consistent with the legislation governing the TFCA program, and the Air District’s adopted policies for the Fiscal Year 2014/15 TFCA County Program Manager fund, we will accept applications for the types of projects listed below:

  • Ridesharing Programs
  • Bicycle Projects
  • Bay Area Bike Share
  • Shuttle/Feeder Bus Service
  • Arterial Management
  • Smart Growth/Traffic Calming
  • Alternative Fuel Light-Duty Vehicles
  • Alternative Fuel Medium Heavy-Duty and Heavy Heavy-Duty Service Vehicles (low-mileage utility trucks in idling service)
  • Alternative Fuel Heavy-Duty Vehicles (high mileage)
  • Alternative Fuel Buses
  • Alternative Fuel Infrastructure

Schedule

January 31, 2014: Transportation Authority issues Draft TFCA Call for Projects 
February 22, 2014, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: TFCA Workshop following February Technical Working Group Meeting 
February 25, 2014: Transportation Authority Board adopts Local Expenditure Criteria and Authority issues Final TFCA Call for Projects 
March 31, 2014:  Applications due to the Transportation Authority 
April 23, 2014: Citizens Advisory Committee acts on project priorities  
May 13, 2014: Plans & Programs Committee recommends project priorities  
May 20, 2014: Transportation Authority Board adopts project priorities  
July-Aug. 2014: (estimated) Funds expected to be available to project sponsors

Contact Us

We encourage project sponsors to contact us early in the application preparation process to discuss proposed projects and any requests for exceptions to the eligibility requirements in the Fiscal Year 2014/15 TFCA Program Guidance. For additional information and application materials, please visit www.sfcta.org/tfcacallforprojects.

Please contact Chad Rathmann, Senior Transportation Planner, at 415.522.4825 or  chad.rathmann@sfcta.org or Bill Bacon, Transportation Planner, at 415.522.4824 or bill.bacon@sfcta.org if  you have any questions.