Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBGP)

Program Summary

The STBGP provides flexible funding that localities may use for projects to preserve and improve conditions and performance on any Federal-aid highway, bridge and tunnel projects on any public road, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, and transit capital projects, including intercity bus terminals. The STBGP promotes flexibility in local transportation decisions and provides flexible funding to best address regional and local transportation needs.

Eligible costs for funds under this program include preliminary engineering, right-of-way acquisition, capital costs, and construction costs associated with an eligible activity.

Eligible Recipients

STBGP funding is available to local agencies in the TCAG region whose projects are fully or partially located within the Visalia Urbanized Area Boundary (Visalia UZA). This includes the following jurisdictions: Visalia, Tulare, Farmersville, Exeter, and portions of the County of Tulare located within the Visalia UZA. Caltrans is also an eligible agency for projects located within the Visalia UZA.

Call for Projects

On November 22, 2021, the Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG) announced its first STBGP call for projects. Approximately $12 million is available for this call for projects. The time period for implementation is from Fall 2022 to April 1, 2026. 

Completed applications with supporting documentation are due to TCAG by January 14, 2022 February 14, 2022. Applications may be submitted electronically to Gabriel Gutierrez at Hard copies may also be mailed or hand delivered to the TCAG office. 

2021 STBGP Call for Projects Application Package


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