One Bay Area Grant-2

On October 19th 2016, the Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) Board released the One Bay Area Grant-2 Call for Projects.  The funds are authorized under the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) federal transportation authorization legislation currently known as Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST).

There is approximately $6.4 million dollars available for projects in Napa County.  OBAG Projects must have a transportation focus and may include planning activities. Eligible applicants are primarily cities/county though some non-profit, water/utility districts, tribes, resource conservation districts, and land trusts are eligible to receive funding when partnered with a local government agency that has a master agreement with Caltrans.   There is a $2 million set-aside for PCA projects.  PCA projects must be located in a designated Priority Conservation Area in Napa County. 

All project submittals must show a minimum non-federal 11.47% funding match.  Projects that leverage other funding will be given higher priority in the grant award process.

All OBAG 2 applications must submit a Complete Streets Checklist for their project http://completestreets.mtc.ca.gov/.  If your agency does not already have a complete street’s account with MTC please create one http://completestreets.mtc.ca.gov/external_user_sessions/new .  

 

 OBAG 2 Funds

 Safe Routes to School

 $620,000

 Discretionary Funding

    PDA Minimum threshold

    Anywhere

 $3,813,000

  $840,000

  $2,973,000

 PCA Funds

 $2,050,000

                                                            Total

 $6,483,000

 

 County Program Milestones and Timeline

 2016

 August

 MTC Resolution No. 4202, Revised posted on the OBAG 2 website, along with a summary of the adopted program revisions

 September

 Overview of the OBAG 2 program revision and next steps to TAC 

 October 19

 NVTA Opens OBAG 2 Call for Projects 

 December 23

 OBAG 2 Applications due to NVTA

 2017

 January-   February 

 NVTA to review project applications and provide draft project recommendations

 March

 Bring draft project recommendations to committees – PCC, ATAC, CAC and TAC

 April

Bring OBAG 2 draft project selections to NVTA Board for approval and submittal to MTC

 May 1

 Update to the PDA Investment & Growth Strategy to be adopted by CMA Board

 August 31

 Deadline for projects to be submitted into FMS along with Resolution of Local Support

 Fall

 MTC adoption of county programs & 2017 TIP amendment

 2018

 October 

 First year of OBAG 2 funding availability for county program capital projects (FY 2018-19).  Funds for preliminary engineering and CMA planning can be available starting FY 2017-18.

 

 

For more information or to provide comments

NVTA is holding a public workshop on the OBAG 2 Call for Projects on Thursday, November 3rd at 3:00 PM in the NVTA Board Room located at 625 Burnell Street, Napa, CA, 94559.

Project Applications are due to NVTA no later than Friday, December 23, 2016

For more information about the OBAG 2 Program visit http://mtc.ca.gov/our-work/fund-invest/federal-funding/obag-2 or email Planning Manager Danielle Schmitz at dschmitz@nvta.ca.gov