Priority Development Area (PDA) Grants

To meet the region’s long-range goals of reduced greenhouse gas emissions and more affordable housing for all, MTC funds plans and offers technical assistance to locally nominated Priority Development Areas (PDAs).

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The 2022-2023 application window for PDA Planning Grants is closed.

PDA Planning Program Grants: 2022-2023 Applications Now Closed

Local governments were encouraged to apply for a PDA Planning Grant to complete, update or implement a plan for a PDA . The application period closed on February 23, 2023.

Three Type of Funding

  1. Plans: Specific, precise or similar plan. Maximum grant award: $1.2 million.
  2. Plan amendments: Amendments to an adopted plan. Maximum grant award: $600,000.
  3. Plan implementation: Technical assistance to develop and adopt policies or programs that facilitate the implementation of an adopted plan; may be applicable to two or more PDAs. Maximum grant award: $200,000.

Past Planning Program Grant Awards

In May 2021, MTC Resolution No. 4202, Revised approved $6.7 million in planning grants to local governments as part of the One Bay Area Grant Program (OBAG2). View the list of these and previous PDA Planning grant awards.

Staff Contact

Mark Shorett, PDA Program Manager
Phone: 415-820-7994
Email: pdas@bayareametro.gov