Solutions for Congested Corridors Program (SCCP)
The Solutions for Congested Corridors Program (SCCP) is a statewide, competitive program that provides funding to achieve a balanced set of transportation, environmental, and community access improvements to reduce congestion throughout the state. The program was created by the Road Repair Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1).
The SCCP makes $250 million available annually to projects that implement specific transportation performance improvements and are part of a comprehensive corridor plan, by providing more transportation choices while preserving the character of local communities and creating opportunities for neighborhood enhancement.
Regional transportation planning agencies, county transportation commissions, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are eligible to apply for program funds. Eligible agencies must nominate projects to apply for SCCP funds. All nominated projects must be identified in a currently adopted regional transportation plan and an existing comprehensive corridor plan. The Commission is required to score and select submitted applications based on the following criteria:
- Economic development, job creation, and retention
- Air pollution and greenhouse gas emission reductions
- Efficient land use
- Level of matching funds
- Timely project completion
SB 1 requires preference to be given to comprehensive corridor plans that demonstrate collaboration between Caltrans and local or regional partners, reflecting a comprehensive planning approach. No more than half the available funding each year can be awarded to projects nominated exclusively by Caltrans.
Eligible project elements within the comprehensive corridor plans may include improvements to state highways, local streets and roads, rail facilities, public transit facilities, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and restoration or preservation work that protects critical local habitat or open space. Program funds cannot be used to construct general-purpose lanes on a state highway. Capacity-increasing projects on the state highway system are restricted to high-occupancy vehicle lanes, managed lanes, and other non-general-purpose lane improvements for safety and/or operational improvements for all modes of travel. Examples include auxiliary lanes, truck climbing lanes, or dedicated bicycle lanes.
The Commission adopted the 2020 SCCP Guidelines on January 29, 2020. The guidelines were created in consultation with the California Air Resources Board, regional transportation planning agencies, and other transportation stakeholder groups. The Commission conducted numerous public workshops throughout the state to solicit input and feedback before adopting these guidelines. This included two hearings, as required by SB 1, one in northern California and one in southern California.
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Program’s application due date was amended to July 17, 2020.
The SCCP funds projects designed to reduce congestion in highly traveled and highly congested corridors through performance improvements that balance transportation improvements, community impacts, and provide environmental benefits.
Comprehensive Multimodal Corridor Plan Guidelines
The Commission developed Comprehensive Multimodal Corridor Plan Guidelines to guide applicants about the statutory requirements for comprehensive corridor plans utilized by agencies needed to apply for SCCP funding. Visit the Comprehensive Multimodal Corridor Plan Guidelines page for more information.
2022 Virtual Office Hours
The SCCP Virtual Office Hours have concluded. For questions about SCCP’s office hours, contact SCCP@catc.ca.gov.
The SCCP hosted virtual office hour sessions in February, March, and April 2022. These sessions were open to all applicants across the state and enabled applicants to discuss their project proposals with Commission staff.
The Commission intends to program two years of funding in the 2020 Program in fiscal years 2021-22 and 2022-23.
The last year of programming in the 2018 Program (fiscal year 2020-21) will be carried into the 2020 Program.
- Amended Project List: 2020 SCCP Project List (PDF) – August 17, 2022
- Adopted Program of Projects: 2020 SCCP Program of Projects (PDF) - December 2, 2020
- Staff Recommendations: 2020 SCCP Staff Recommended Program of Projects (PDF) - November 16, 2020
(Fact sheets for each recommended project are linked within the document and are accessible by clicking on the project name.)
- Submitted Projects: 2020 SCCP Received Project Applications Log (PDF) - July 28, 2020
(Fact sheets for each submitted project are linked within the document and are accessible by clicking on the project name.)
- Amended Guidelines: 2020 SCCP Guidelines (PDF) - Amended April 29, 2020 (Amended Program Schedule)
Originally Adopted: January 29, 2020
- Amended Project List: 2018 SCCP Project List (PDF) – August 17, 2021
- Amended Program of Projects: 2018 SCCP Program of Projects (PDF) - December 5, 2018
- Amended: SB 1 Accountability and Transparency Guidelines (PDF) - August 15, 2018
Originally Adopted: March 21, 2018
- Adopted Guidelines: 2018 SCCP Guidelines (PDF) - December 6, 2017
- August 24(T), 2021
- September 28(T), 2021
- October 29(F), 2021
- November 18(TH), 2021
- January 12(W), 2022
- 01/12: Agenda (PDF)
- 01/12: Agenda en Español (PDF)
- 01/12: Workshop Reference Handout 1 (Guidelines) (PDF)
- 01/12: Supplement B - Discussion Draft (PDF)
- 01/12: SCCP Workshop PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
- 01/12: Draft Changes - 2022 SCCP Land Use Efficiency & Prohousing Supplement (PDF)
- 01/12: Registration (PDF)
- 01/12: Workshop Recording (YouTube)
- February 9(W), 2022 – Open Office Hours
- March 9(W), 2022
- April 15(F), 2022
- 04/15: Agenda (PDF)
- 04/15: Workshop Reference Handout 1 (Guidelines)
- 04/15: Workshop Reference Handout 2 (2018 Comprehensive Multimodal Corridor Plan Guidelines)
- 04/15: Workshop Reference Handout 3 (2022 DRAFT Guidelines as of April 2022)
- 04/15: Workshop Reference Handout 4 (REVISED DRAFT SB 1 Competitive Programs Transportation Equity Supplement)
- 04/15: Workshop Presentation (PDF)
- 04/15: SCCP Workshop Recording (YouTube)
- Statutory Language: Streets and Highway Code Section 2390 (PDF)
- Adopted Comprehensive Multimodal Corridor Plan Guidelines (PDF) - December 5, 2018