Information for SR2T Grantees

Information for Grantees

MTC is the fiscal agent for the Safe Routes to Transit program. Please see www.mtc.ca.gov/funding/RM2/rm2capital.htm for guidance on allocation, reimbursements, and progress report requirements. Note that all recipients of Safe Routes to Transit funds are considered capital projects (even if they fund the creation of plans), so MTC's instructions for capital projects are applicable. Some of the specific funding requirements associated with RM2 include:

  • All grant funds must be spent and project completed within three years of project award list approval by MTC
  • All funds will be distributed on a reimbursement basis after submittal of invoices.
  • Project Sponsors may begin incurring project costs as of the date the MTC Board approves the allocation of funds. No reimbursements will be made prior to the execution of a Funding Agreement.
  • Overhead (direct staff costs associated with the project) for the implementing agency may be reimbursed up to 50%. Consultant overhead costs are not subject to the 50% reimbursement limit.
  • Failure to meet the timely use of fund requirements, meet the project schedule without compelling reason, file required reports, or comply with applicable regulations could result in loss or withholding of funding.
  • Funded projects shall agree to use RM2 and SR2T logos on all signage, newsletters, and marketing materials associated with the project.

Joint-Project Rules Clarified

MTC has clarified their policy on project administration for jointly sponsored projects. They will be able to work separately with project sponsors to administer the project as long as each project sponsor's allocation will be greater than $100,000. For example, if Transit Operator A and City B submit an application for a project with a request for $250,000, they will be able to work separately with MTC to administer the project if the funding is split such that Transit Operator A requests $100,000 and City B requests $150,000. However, the project sponsors will not be eligible for separate administration if Transit Operator A requests $75,000 and City B requests $175,000 even if the total request for the project exceeds $200,000.