Vehicle Trip Reduction Grant Program

The Vehicle Trip Reduction Grant Program provides funding to support projects that improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing vehicle trips and miles traveled in the Bay Area.


The Vehicle Trip Reduction Grant Program is currently accepting applications. Eligible projects will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted.

As of November 2019, approximately $3 million in funding is available for award to public agencies through the Vehicle Trip Reduction Grant Program, for transportation services (including first- and last-mile connection) and bicycle infrastructure projects that will reduce vehicle trips.

This program is funded through the Air District’s Transportation Fund for Clean Air Regional Fund, which provides grants to improve air quality within the nine-county Bay Area by reducing emissions of criteria pollutants from on-road vehicles.


Only public agencies are eligible. For a full list of eligibility requirements, see the Vehicle Trip Reduction Grant Program Guidance.

Workshops (Mandatory)

Applicants must attend at least one pre-application workshop before submitting an application. Each workshop will be held online via webinar and is limited to 100 attendees. Registration is required.

The workshops will cover the Vehicle Trip Reduction Grant Program requirements, applicant eligibility, project eligibility, the application process, and evaluation criteria.

The following workshop has been scheduled:

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 3-4 PM PST (Register)

Based on demand, additional workshops may be scheduled. Interested parties are encouraged to sign up to receive TFCA email alerts and return to this Vehicle Trip Reduction Grant Program web page for regular updates.

How to Apply

Please read the Vehicle Trip Reduction Grant Program Guidance completely before applying; incomplete applications may result in delayed evaluation, or rejection.

  1. Complete and submit an online application along with the required supplemental documents.
  2. Mail one printed and signed hard copy of the online application and the required supplemental documents to the Air District at the address below.
    Bay Area Air Quality Management District
    Strategic Incentives Division
    Attn: Chengfeng Wang, Air Quality Program Manager
    375 Beale Street, Suite 600
    San Francisco, CA 94105

Both online and hard copy applications are required. Eligible applications received after September 10 will be evaluated and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The date of receipt is determined by the date when the hard copy application is received by the Air District.

Applications will be reviewed based on the project's cost-effectiveness and eligibility.

Project Categories

The following Project Categories will be eligible for funding:

list of project categories 


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Last Updated: 11/26/2019