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File #: ID 20-00760    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/4/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/18/2020 Final action: 6/18/2020
Title: RESOLUTION - Authorizing the Department of Public Works to Submit Grant Applications Totaling up to $11 Million in Requests for Funding to the California Department of Transportation's Active Transportation Program Cycle 5 Call for Projects, and authorizing the execution of application related documents by the Public Works Director or designee (Council Districts 1,3,4,5 and 7)
Sponsors: Public Works Department
Attachments: 1. 20-00760 Resolution, 2. 20-00760 Proposed Project List, 3. 20-00760 Prioritization Results, 4. 20-00760 Project Area Map
REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL


June 18, 2020


FROM: SCOTT L. MOZIER, PE, Director
Public Works Department

THROUGH: RANDALL W. MORRISON, PE, Assistant Director
Public Works Department, Engineering Division

BY: SHELBY D. MACNAB, MPA, Grants Administrator
Public Works Department

SUBJECT
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RESOLUTION - Authorizing the Department of Public Works to Submit Grant Applications Totaling up to $11 Million in Requests for Funding to the California Department of Transportation's Active Transportation Program Cycle 5 Call for Projects, and authorizing the execution of application related documents by the Public Works Director or designee (Council Districts 1,3,4,5 and 7)

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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends that the City Council adopt a resolution authorizing the Department of Public Works to submit grant applications totaling up to $11 million in requests for funding to the California Department of Transportation's Active Transportation Program Cycle 5 Call for Projects and authorize the execution of application related documents by the Public Works Director or designee.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The ATP Grant Cycle 5 Call for Projects was released in March 2020. The ATP encourages the use of active modes of transportation such as biking and walking by funding education and infrastructure projects which support active travel. The grant program is competitive, with a minimum requirement of 25% of funds distributed to disadvantaged communities. The call for projects occurs at both the state and regional (Fresno County) level. A new "Quick Build" project type has been added to Cycle 5 and is due to the state on July 15, 2020. Traditional applications for the statewide call are due on September 15, 2020, and applications to the regional call are due on November 20, 2020. Projects not funded at the state level will be repackaged and submitted for regional consideration. All proposed projects have been evaluated using the Active Transportation Prioritization Tool...

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