Specialized Transportation Grant Program

The SANDAG Specialized Transportation Grant Program (STGP) funds projects and programs that expand mobility for older adults and people with disabilities. Eligible projects include the purchase of accessible vans and buses, coordinated volunteer driver programs, shopping shuttle services, non-emergency medical trips, and transit travel training classes. Eligible applicants include local nonprofit organizations and public agencies.  

Funding for the STGP comes from two sources: the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 program and the TransNet Senior Mini-Grant Program. Since 2006, we’ve awarded more than $37 million in federal grant funds and $24 million in TransNet funds to support more than 300 specialized grant-funded transportation projects.

Call for Projects

Approximately every two years, SANDAG conducts a competitive process, or call for projects, to award funding through the Specialized Transportation Grant Program (STGP). Visit our Grant Programs web page to learn more about how to apply for SANDAG grants.

SANDAG is seeking public input as we develop the STGP Cycle 13 Call for Projects, which could make about $9.2 million available for specialized transportation projects and programs.

How To Learn More:

How to Engage and Provide Input:

Past Events:

Anticipated Timeline:

  • October 2023-April 2024: SANDAG seeks input from stakeholders on the development of the STGP Cycle 13 Call for Projects. 
  • May-June 2024: Proposed project selection criteria presented to the SANDAG policy advisory committees and Board to consider.
  • July 1, 2024: SANDAG releases the STGP Cycle 13 Call for Projects, opening a 90-day application window.

Grantee Resources

STGP grantees report to SANDAG regularly to comply with agreed terms. These reports also help us monitor performance. A list of grantee forms and resources are available by STGP grant type and reporting frequency.

Vehicle and Other Equipment Progress Report Form (Due October 31, January 31, April 30, July 30)

Vehicle as Out of Service or Returned to Service Report Form (Due within 72 hours out of service or return to service date)

Vehicle and Other Equipment Inspection Form (Due within 2 months of vehicle delivery)

Title VI ADA Program Guide (Programs due before grant execution and triennially)

Title VI ADA Program Templates

Specialized Transportation Grant Report Form

  • Complaint filings and resolutions due within 72 hours
  • Closeout reports due within 90 days of grant expiration date

Client Demographic Data Reporting Form (Due annually, collected quarterly)

Sample Client Demographic Survey Form (Due annually, collected quarterly)

Sample Grant Monitoring Checklist

ADA Online Training Slides

ADA Training Recording

Transit Asset Management Plan