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TransNet Smart Growth Incentive Program

TransNet Smart Growth Incentive Program

The Smart Growth Incentive Program (SGIP) provides San Diego County residents with safer, more efficient, and accessible transportation. Funded by TransNet, the half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 1988 to fund local transportation projects, SGIP funds comprehensive public infrastructure projects and planning activities that facilitate compact, mixed-use, transit-oriented development and increase housing and transportation choices. Since 2005, more than $22 million in federal funds and more than $80 million in TransNet and Transit Development Act funds have been distributed to the cities and the county of San Diego to complete scores of planning and capital projects.  

Call for Projects

On May 13, 2022, the SANDAG Board of Directors approved 5 planning grants to receive approximately $1.9 million in funds as part of the Cycle 5 Call for Projects.

On May 25, 2018, the SANDAG Board of Directors approved one Climate Action Planning grant for $150,000. On July 27, 2018, the SANDAG Board of Directors approved 12 planning grants to receive $4.5 million in funds. On October 26, 2018, the SANDAG Board of Directors approved 11 capital grants to receive a total of $22.2 million in funds.

On July 24, 2015, the SANDAG Board of Directors approved 17 projects to receive a total of $12 million in funds under the TransNet SGIP Cycle 3.

In June 2013, SANDAG awarded $9.6 million in smart growth incentive grants for 13 projects located throughout the region, from Chula Vista to Vista.

In May 2009, the SANDAG Board of Directors approved funding for the initial cycle of projects under the TransNet Smart Growth Incentive Program.

In September 2005, SANDAG approved 16 local projects to receive $22.47 million in funding as part of the agency’s Pilot Smart Growth Incentive Program.