Funding and Grant Proposal Services

Transportation programming is where planning meets implementation. Project review and selection for programming involves reviewing proposed project scopes, schedules, and costs to determine the likelihood of successful project delivery and consistency with the various funding requirements related to individual sources of transportation funding. Longer-term planning is focused into a shorter-term strategic plan to identify projects that provide a benefit to the transportation system in our client’s communities. The shorter-term plan involves identifying potential funding opportunities for the near-term projects and programs.

AMG team members have provided programming 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 will allow us to identify funding strategies that increase the likelihood of securing leveraged funds. Our knowledge of current regional, state, and federal funding policies and procedures and forward-looking mindset provide flexibility and responsiveness to changing requirements.

Constrained local and state budgets, combined with limited resources, are making state and federal funding programs increasingly more competitive and highlight the need for creative financing techniques and the identification of innovative public/private collaborative partnerships.

Our team of capital programming professionals, transportation planners, and grant writers work efficiently to identify and pursue discretionary grant programs, as well as alternative financing mechanisms. Our services include research and analysis, writing and graphic design, management and cash flow projection, and reporting and compliance.

AMG has successfully helped our clients to secure $26+ million in state and federal funding, through various competitive grant programs to develop and deliver critical transportation projects:

  • $7.5 million in funding for CCTA’s Automated Driving Systems (ADS) Demonstration Program from the United States Department of Transportation’s (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.