One Bay Area Grant 3

One Bay Area Grant 3 (OBAG 3)

Background

The One Bay Area Grant, now in its third iteration, guides how the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) distributes federal transportation funding from the Federal Highway Administration to projects and programs that improve safety, spur economic development and help the Bay Area meet climate change and air quality improvement goals.

The third round of One Bay Area Grant funding (OBAG 3) was adopted by the MTC in January 2022 and includes more than $750 million in federal funding for projects from Fiscal Year 2022-2023 to Fiscal Year 2025 through 2026.

The OBAG 3 program is divided into a Regional Program, managed by MTC, and a County and Local Program, managed by MTC in partnership with the nine Bay Area County Transportation Agencies (CTAs). This means that MTC will have sole discretion over how they spend the Regional Program funding. MTC will ultimately also determine how the County and Local Program dollars are spent after considering nomination lists from the CTAs.

Join the Conversation

We invite you to help shape the future of transportation in Contra Costa by sharing your needs and ideas with our team.

There are THREE ways to provide input:

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SHARE your comments anytime

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PARTICIPATE in a virtual public meeting to share your thoughts directly with our staff and board members. Upcoming meetings that have OBAG on the agenda include:
You can view the agenda and login information for these meetings at: ccta.net/meetings
  • July 21, 2022: Technical Coordinating Committee at 2:30 p.m.
  • September 7, 2022: Planning Committee at 6:00 p.m.
  • September 21, 2022: Authority Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

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STOP BY:
  • June 29, 2022:
Martinez Senior Community Center
818 Green Street, Martinez
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
View past in-person events at: ccta.net/planning/countywide-transportation-plan

Contra Costa Transportation Authority's (CCTA's) Role

As the County Transportation Agency, CCTA is responsible for developing a prioritized countywide project nomination list for Contra Costa to compete for funding at the MTC regional level. Contra Costa is estimated to receive $47.3 million between 2023-2026. A countywide prioritized project list will be submitted to MTC in September 2022, as their full commission will determine the final funding awards for the OBAG 3 Program funding in January 2023.

Application Instructions

Application deadline: 5 PM Friday, July 15, 2022. 

View fillable PDF application form here to save incremental progress (optional) prior to submittal online here (required).* 

*Please note: Your progress on this form will not be saved if you close the window. In order to not lose your progress on this form, you must keep the window open until the form is complete.

Optional: view application form in Microsoft Word here

View Air Quality Inputs Form here

Two workshops were held on June 7, 2022 and June 8, 2022. View workshop presentation here

View other Committee presentations here.

Criteria and Considerations

CCTA is currently coordinating with all of the 19 cities/towns, transit agencies, park district(s), and unincorporated Contra Costa County to consider project and program proposals that meet MTC’s adopted criteria.

One Bay Area Grant (OBAG 3) Program Project Selection and Programming Policies: OBAG 3 Revisions and Programming to County Local Programs (Revised 6.22.22)

Contra Costa is currently focusing efforts around encouraging active transportation (non-motorized transportation such as bicycling and walking) and safety projects, supporting safe routes to school, implementing complete streets, and upgrading our countywide traffic signal system to ‘smarter’ signals that can help improve safety for people walking/biking at intersections and prioritize transit and emergency vehicles.

Every applicant should review this OBAG 3 scoring sheet.