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) programs provide MTC with flexible funds 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 and Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) to guide the distribution of the region’s share of FHWA funding.

Carbon Reduction Program

The Carbon Reduction Program leverages new FHWA funds authorized under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to fund projects and programs in the Bay Area that advance MTC’s climate initiatives.

One Bay Area Grants

The One Bay Area Grant (OBAG), now in its third iteration, guides distribution of FHWA Surface Transportation Block Grant (STP) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) funds to projects and programs throughout the Bay Area. These programs support implementation of the long-range regional plan, Plan Bay Area 2050.

Previous Federal Funds

Before the OBAG, MTC distributed federal funds according to a policy referred to as Cycle 1.

Plan Bay Area 2050

Plan Bay Area 2050 is the adopted 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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Plan Bay Area 2050+

Plan Bay Area 2050+ is a limited and focused update to the adopted plan, Plan Bay Area 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.