Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Grants

MTC distributes Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funds to projects throughout the Bay Area that have been prioritized in the regional long-range transportation plan, Plan Bay Area.

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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funds are flexible grants that can be spent on investments for roads and highways — as well as public transit and bicycle and pedestrian projects.

MTC developed the One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) program to guide the distribution of the region’s share of FHWA funding.

One Bay Area Grant 3 (OBAG 3)

The One Bay Area Grant, now in its third iteration, guides distribution of FHWA funds and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funds to projects and programs throughout the Bay Area.

One Bay Area Grant 2 (OBAG 2)

The One Bay Area Grant, in its second iteration, guided distribution of FHWA funds to projects and programs throughout the region.

One Bay Area Grant (OBAG 1)

First launched in 2015, the One Bay Area Grant program focused on how to best use federal transportation funding to address climate change by creating Sustainable Communities.

Previous Federal Funds

Before the One Bay Area Grant Program (OBAG), MTC distributed federal funds according to a policy referred to as Cycle 1.

Plan Bay Area 2050

Plan Bay Area 2050 is a regional plan to help the Bay Area become more affordable, connected, diverse, healthy and vibrant for all residents by the year 2050.

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Did You Know?

Caltrans and the California Transportation Commission also invest additional FHWA funds on projects that benefit the Bay Area.