Call for Projects: Transportation Fund for Clean Air FY 15/16 County Program – San Francisco

San Francisco Transportation Fund for Clean Air Update


Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA)
County Program Manager Fund

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is pleased to announce a call for projects for an estimated $850,000 in TFCA County Program Manager Fund programming for the Fiscal Year 2015/16 cycle. Please visit our website at for more information.  Applications are due to the Authority by 5pm on April 30, 2015.

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.


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.


Consistent with the legislation governing the TFCA program, and the Air District’s adopted policies for the Fiscal Year 2015/16 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
February 25, 2015: Transportation Authority issues TFCA Call for Projects 
March 19, 2015, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: TFCA Workshop following March Technical Working Group Meeting
April 30, 2015:  Applications due to the Transportation Authority 
May 21, 2015: Technical Working Group reviews TFCA staff recommendations
May 27, 2015: Citizens Advisory Committee acts on TFCA staff recommendations
June 16, 2015: Plans & Programs Committee recommends TFCA staff recommendations
June 23, 2015: Transportation Authority Board adopts staff recommendations   
July-Aug. 2015 (estimated): Funds expected to be available to project sponsors


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 2015/16 TFCA Program Guidance.

For additional information and application materials, visit

Please contact Mike Pickford, Transportation Planner, at 415.522.4822 or or Chad Rathmann, Senior Transportation Planner, at 415.522.4825 or if  you have any questions.

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