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Comprehensive Transportation Projects

Cycle 10 Call for Projects: Specialized Transportation Grant Program

Approximately every two years, SANDAG conducts a competitive process to award funding through the Specialized Transportation Grant Program (STGP). On July 27, 2018, the SANDAG Board of Directors approved the evaluation criteria and released the Cycle 10 Call for Projects to distribute approximately $7 million. 

The SANDAG STGP funds projects and programs that expand mobility options for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Funding for the STGP comes from two sources: the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 program and the TransNet Senior Mini-Grant program.

Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, purchase of accessible vans and buses, coordinated volunteer driver programs, shopping shuttle services, non-emergency medical trips, and transit travel training classes.  

The call for projects is open for a 90-day period. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on October 25, 2018. Grant documents are available below.

Common Documents

STGP Overview (Revised) 

Program Goal, Objectives, and Eligibility & Evaluation Criteria

Resolution Template

Applicant Checklist & Signature Form

Organization Application

Section 5310 - Federal Forms

Federal Forms


Operating Project Proposal Application

Operating Scope, Schedule, Budget, & Performance Indicators Form

Mobility Management

Mobility Management Project Proposal Application

Mobility Management Scope, Schedule, & Budget Form (Revised)


Capital Project Proposal Application

Capital Project Budget & Performance Indicators Form (Revised)

Vehicle Selection & Budgeting Tool - Class A

Vehicle Selection & Budgeting Tool - Class B

Vehicle Selection & Budgeting Tool - Class C

Vehicle Selection & Budgeting Tool - Class D

Vehicle Selection & Budgeting Tool - Class V

Grant Applicant Workshop

SANDAG held a grant applicant workshop and vehicle demo on Friday, August 17, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The PowerPoint presentation and notes from the Workshop are provided below.

Cycle 10 Grant Applicant Workshop Presentation & Notes


Questions may be emailed to up until 5 p.m. on October 19, 2018. Answers to all questions will be posted on the SANDAG website periodically as questions are received. The last update will be posted online by 5 p.m. on October 22, 2018.


Electronic Submittal Process

Applications must be received electronically by SANDAG no later than 4 p.m. on October 25, 2018. The electronic submittal period will be from October 10 to October 25, 2018. Specific submittal instructions regarding the electronic submittal process will be posted two weeks before the electronic submittal process opens. Late submittals will not be accepted.

Protest Procedures

Grant Program Protest Procedures

Project Manager

Audrey Porcella, Transit Planner
Phone: (619) 699-1961, Email:

For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or