Funding and Grant Proposal Services

AMG team members have provided programming, funding, and grant assistance to various transportation authorities and congestion management agencies in the Bay Area region. The team’s familiarity with the multiple agencies involved in programming allows us to identify creative strategies that increase the likelihood of securing external funds. Constrained local and state budgets, combined with limited resources, are making funding programs increasingly more competitive and highlight the need for creative financing techniques.

AMG understands the highly competitive nature and the intricacies of the funding process at the federal, state, regional and local levels.  We also understand the significance of the once in a generation influx of federal transportation funding that will shortly hit the streets.  We assist our clients in obtaining external funding by meeting eligibility and procedural requirements and strategically pursuing grant funding to leverage internal funding sources.

AMG works to efficiently identify and pursue discretionary and competitive grant programs for transportation projects, as well as alternative financing mechanisms. Our services include research and analysis, technical writing and graphic design, fund management, and cash flow projection, and reporting and compliance.

AMG has been successful in winning and managing several USDOT grants, state SB1 grants, regional and other federal grants for our current clients. Recently, AMG successfully helped secure an additional $20 million in state and federal funding, through various competitive innovation grant programs to develop and deliver critical transportation projects in Contra Costa County.

Recently, AMG has successfully helped our clients to secure $107+ million in state and federal funding, through various competitive innovative grant programs to develop and deliver critical transportation projects. Notable wins include:

  • $19.7 million in funding for I-80 San Pablo Damn Road Interchange from the Trade Corridor Enhancement Program (TCEP);
  • $33 million in funding for Countywide Smart Signals in Contra Costa from Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) 3 program ($26.6 million) and federal earmarks ($7 million);
  • $28+ million in funding for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Improvements to Improve Equity Countywide in Contra Costa from the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program;
  • $7.5 million in funding for CCTA’s Automated Driving Systems (ADS) Demonstration Program from the USDOT ADS grant program
  • $8 million in funding for CCTA’s Bay Area Mobility-On-Demand Project from the USDOT’s Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant program;
  • $10+ million in Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding for City of Oakland Transportation Projects
  • $755,000 in SB1 funding for CCTA’s East County Bus Rapid Transit from the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant; and
  • $200,000 for CCTA’s EV Readiness Blueprint Study, funded by the CEC’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Technology Program.