NCTPA is implementing the OneBayArea Grant (OBAG) Program
that was developed to support California’s climate law (Senate Bill 375, Steinberg, 2008), which requires a Sustainable Communities Strategy, an integrated land use and transportation plan that all metropolitan regions in California must complete under Senate Bill 375. OBAG is funded by the federal surface transportation act currently known as Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21).
As part of this OBAG implementation, NCTPA is estimated to receive approximately $4.4 million to allocate throughout Napa County for local streets and roads, bicycle and pedestrian projects and transit oriented development. Per the OBAG requirements, NCTPA must spend 50 percent of the funds in priority development areas (PDAs). See the map of PDAs in Napa County.
Call for Projects!
In May 2011, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) approved the One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) by passing resolution 4035. On October 17th the NCTPA Board released a call for projects to program funding for the Regional Transportation Plan Cycle 2 funds for FY’s 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16.
Applications for funding must be prepared by eligible project sponsors and delivered to Eliot Hurwitz firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 PM Friday, December 14th 2012.
Project sponsors must have a master agreement with Caltrans to receive federal transportation funding and must also meet all the minimum requirements as established in MTC's resolution 4035 and the NCTPA application instructions. If you do not meet these requirements you must partner with an agency that does. All projects are subject to an 11.47% local funding match requirement.
NCTPA is also accepting applications for Priority Conservation Area (Pilot Program) and programming Safe Routes to Schools (Non-infrastructure) program funds at the same time as OBAG. These funds are considered separate from OBAG and do not have to meet the same requirements.
Once a proposed project is selected for approval by the NCTPA board (tentatively March 2013) project sponsors will be subject to the regional project funding delivery policy established in MTC's resolution 3606.
Estimated funding by program category for the next 4 years:
|Funding ||Amount |
|Surface Transportation Program (STP)||$2,114,000|
|Congestion Mitigation/ Air Quality Program (CMAQ)||$1,443,000|
|Transportation Alternatives (TA)||$431,000|
|Safe Routes to School (SR2S)||$420,000|
|Total ||$4,408,000 |
For more information or to provide comments
We would like to receive your input on the project selection process that we have outlined for OBAG as well as on the types of projects that you would like to see funded. We can also assist with sharing the information with potential project sponsors such as the Cities of Napa, American Canyon, St. Helena, Calistoga, Town of Yountville and the County of Napa.
A Public Workshop on One Bay Area Grant funding: Wednesday, November 28th at 6:00 PM.
Location: Napa Main Library Community Room, 580 Coombs Street, Napa, CA 94559
Call for Projects Schedule
|October 17, 2012||NCTPA Releases call for projects|
|October – December 2012||Public Outreach /Advisory Committees|
|December 12, 2012||Applications due to NCTPA|
|December 2012 – February 2013||Advisory Committee Review /Approval|
|March 2013 (tentative)||NCTPA Board Approve Projects|
|October 2013||Funds Available|