Local Transportation Climate Adaptation Program (LTCAP)
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The Local Transportation Climate Adaptation Program (LTCAP) Program was created by Senate Bill 198 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review. Transportation., Chapter 71, Statutes of 2022) to make the State’s transportation infrastructure resilient to climate hazards. The legislation of this bill established Section 14564 of Government Code.
The primary objective of this program is to provide competitive grants to local agencies for the development and implementation of capital projects adapting local transportation infrastructure to climate changes.
The LTCAP Program received $148 million of General Fund in Fiscal Year 2021-22. In addition to State funds, the LTCAP Program is supported by the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) (Public Law 117-58) which created a new resilience formula program, the Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-saving Transportation (PROTECT). The PROTECT Program provides California with approximately $252.5 million dollars over five years through 2026 with funds for resilience improvements that protect surface transportation assets. The PROTECT funds will be administered through the LTCAP Program.
The Commission is required to develop program guidelines for the selection of projects that meet all of the following criteria:
- Increase climate resiliency and protect at-risk transportation infrastructure using California’s climate projections, as specified in Planning and Investing for a Resilient California: A Guidebook for State Agencies;
- Are consistent with state, regional, or local climate adaptation reports, plans, and the Adaptation Planning Guide, including meeting the climate resiliency goals of the region where the project is located;
- Include outreach conducted by the local agency to under-resourced and vulnerable communities related to the proposed project, consistent with the California State Adaptation Strategy; and
- Incorporate environmental equity, protects vulnerable and under-resourced communities, and provide meaningful benefits to underserved communities, consistent with the California State Adaptation Strategy.
In addition, the Commission is required to prioritize projects based on the following criteria:
- Degree of risk for reoccurring damage or infrastructure failure due to climate threats.
- Benefits to preserving or enhancing regional or statewide mobility, economy, goods movement, and safety and other benefits associated with protecting the infrastructure.
- Benefits to preserving or protecting adjacent communities, the environment, and other critical infrastructure.
- Degree to which the project incorporates environmental equity, protects vulnerable and under-resourced communities, and provides benefits to underserved communities, consistent with the California Adaptation.
Office Hours are available for eligible Local Transportation Climate Adaptation Program (LTCAP) applicants to meet with and discuss potential program applications with Commission LTCAP staff. Each appointment pre-scheduled for 30 minutes each. Stakeholders who schedule an appointment are strongly encouraged to come prepared to discuss their potential project nominations for Cycle 1, as well as ask questions relating to program requirements.
Adopted: 2023 Local Transportation Climate Adaptation Program Guidelines (PDF) – Adopted May 18, 2023
2023 Guidelines Development Materials
- Draft Program Guideline Stakeholder Workshop #4 – February 22, 2023
- 2/22: Workshop Save-The-Date (pdf)
- 2/22: Workshop Agenda (pdf)
- 2/22: Workshop Materials (pdf)
- Link to Register to Join the Workshop (GoToMeeting)
- Draft Program Guidelines presented to Commission – March 22 – 23, 2023
- Office Hours Appointment Schedule and Booking – April 17 – Thursday, May 12, 2023
- Final Draft Program Guideline Stakeholder Workshop #5 – April 26, 2023
- 4/26: Workshop Save-The-Date (pdf)
- 4/26: Workshop Agenda (pdf)
- 4/26: Workshop Recording (YouTube)
- Approval of Final Program Guidelines – May 17 – 18, 2023
- Call for Projects – May 17 – 18, 2023
- Project Nominations Due – July 19, 2023
- Staff Recommendations Released – Fall 2023
- Program of Projects Adoption – Fall/Winter 2023
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California Transportation Commission
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California Transportation Commission
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