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800 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93009
E-Mail: recovery@ventura.org

Funding Categories

The following is the list of Federal grant programs being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Some of this funding is based on a formula while other funding is competitive. The decision whether or not to submit a grant proposal for County-eligible competitive funds will be based on program guidelines and the Board of Supervisors’ policy for applying for and accepting grant funding.

Please visit the Ventura County Applications and Awards page for information about Ventura County’s formula awards and grant proposals to date.

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TRANSPORTATION

Grant: Highway Improvement Programs
Amount: $27.5 billion was included for Highway Infrastructure Investment.
Type: Funds are distributed by formula, with a portion of the funds within each State being sub allocated by population areas.
Administrator: state departments of transportation
Purpose: For transportation projects including resurfacing and pavement preservation projects, traffic signal system upgrades, bridge projects, transit projects and intelligent transportation systems.
Websites: http://www.recovery.gov/?q=content/rebuilding-infrastructure
http://www.dot.gov/recovery/

Grant: Transit Capital Assistance
Amount: $8.4 billion was included for transit capital assistance grants.
Type: Funds are distributed through the existing urban and rural transit formulas - 80% of the capital assistance funds are to be distributed through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) urbanized formula; 10% through their rural formula; and 10% through their growing states and high density formula
Administrator: Federal Transit Administration
Description: These funds will be used to purchase buses and equipment needed to provide additional public transportation service and to make improvements to intermodal and transit facilities
Website to find state and district #s: http://www.fta.dot.gov/index_9118.html

Grant: Fixed Guideway Modernization
Amount: $750 million was included for transit capital assistance grants.
Type: Funds are allocated by a statutory formula to urbanized areas with rail systems that have been in operation for at least seven years.
Administrator: Federal Transit Administration / U.S. Department of Transportation
Purpose: These funds will be used for capital projects to modernize or improve existing fixed guideway systems, including purchase and rehabilitation of rolling stock, track, line equipment, structures, signals and communications, power equipment and substations, passenger stationsand terminals, security equipment and systems, maintenance facilities and equipment, operational support equipment including computer hardware and software, system extensions, and preventive maintenance.
Website: http://www.fta.dot.gov/funding/grants/grants_financing_3558.html

Grant: Capital Investments Grants (New Starts & Small Starts)
Amount: $750 million was included for capital investment grants.
Type: Distributed on a discretionary basis for New Starts and Small Starts projects that are already in construction or are nearly ready to begin construction
Administrator: Federal Transit Administration - U.S. Department of Transportation Purpose: For light rail lines, rapid rail (heavy rail), commuter rail, automated fixed guideway system, or bus-way/high occupancy vehicle (HOV) facilities
Website: http://www.fta.dot.gov/funding/grants/grants_financing_3590.html

Grant: Transit Capital Assistance-Discretionary Grants
Amount: $6.9 billion was included for transit capital assistance grants.
Type: Discretionary grants to public transit agencies to improve energy efficiency, and reduce costs and dependence on foreign oil.
Agency: Federal Transit Administration - U.S. Department of Transportation
Website: http://www.fta.dot.gov/index_9118.html

Grant: National Surface Transportation System - Discretionary Grants
Amount: $1.5 billion was included for discretionary grants for the National Surface Transportation System.
Type: Discretionary grants to be awarded to state and local governments or transit agencies on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. Eligible projects include highway and bridge projects, public transportation projects, passenger and freight rail projects, and port infrastructure investments.
Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation
Websites: http://www.dot.gov/
http://www.dot.gov/citizen_services/grants_loans/

Grant: Capital Assistance for High Speed Rail and Intercity Passenger Rail Service
Amount: $8 billion was included for Capital Assistance to States and the High Speed Passenger Rail Program.
Type: Discretionary grants for state government for capital improvements and planning activities necessary to support improved or new intercity passenger rail service
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration - U.S. Department of Transportation
Websites: http://www.fra.dot.gov
http://www.fra.dot.gov/us/content/1954

Grant: Capital Grants to Amtrak
Amount: $1.3 billion included for capital grants to Amtrak for security and non-security improvements.
Type: Grants will be given directly to Amtrak; no more than 60% will be spent in the NE corridor.
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
Purpose: To maintain and improve the national system of intercity passenger rail. In addition to security improvements, repair, rehabilitation, or upgrade of railroad assets or infrastructure, and for capital projects that expand passenger rail capacity including the rehabilitation of rolling stock (locomotives and passenger cars).
Websites: www.fra.dot.gov
http://www.fra.dot.gov/us/content/30

Grant: Federal Aviation Administration - Competitive Grants to airports for infrastructure
improvements
Amount: $1.1 billion
Type: competitive grants
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
Purpose: Grants to airports who are part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) for repairs and improving critical infrastructure to improve safety and reduce congestion
Website: http://www.faa.gov/recovery/

Grant: Federal Aviation Administration — Competitive Grants to improve FAA power systems
Amount: $200 million
Type: competitive grants
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
Purpose: Upgrade the FAA’s power system — $50 million, modernize aging air traffic control centers — $50 million, replace air traffic control centers and TRACONS — $80 million, install airport lighting, navigation and landing equipment — $20 million
Website: http://www.faa.gov/recovery/

Grant: Competitive Grants to Small Domestic Shipyards
Amount: $100 million
Type: competitive grants
Agency: Department of Transportation
Purpose: grants for investments and improvements
Website: http://www.dot.gov/recovery/

  
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SMALL BUSINESS / ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Loans: Small Business Administration - 7(a) Loan Guarantee Program
Amount: $375 million
Agency: Small Business Administration (SBA)
Provision: Temporary fee elimination - SBA is directed to collect no fee or reduce fees to the maximum extent possible for the 7(a) loan program.
SBA may guarantee up to 90% of 7(a) loans.
Purpose: To ensure small businesses maintain have access to 7(a) loans that may be used to establish a new business or to assist in the operation, acquisition or expansion of an existing business.
Websites: http://www.sba.gov/services/financialassistance/sbaloantopics/7a/
http://www.sba.gov/services/financialassistance/index.html

Loans: Small Business Administration- 504 Loan Program
Amount: $375 million
Agency: Small Business Administration (SBA)
Description: Funds to ensure small businesses maintain adequate access to 504 loans. 504 loans may be used for purchasing land and improvements, including existing buildings, grading, street improvements, utilities, parking lots and landscaping; construction of new facilities, or modernizing, renovating or converting existing facilities; or purchasing long-term machinery and equipment.
Websites: http://www.sba.gov/services/financialassistance/sbaloantopics/cdc504/index.html
http://www.sba.gov/services/financialassistance/index.html

Grants: Business Stabilization Program
Amount: $225 million
Agency: Small Business Administration (SBA)
Description: To provide loans on a deferred basis to viable small business concerns that have a qualifying small business loan and are experiencing immediate financial hardship.
Website: http://www.sba.gov

Grants: Economic Development Assistance
Amount: $150 million
Agency: Department of Commerce - Economic Development Administration
Description: Funds for economically distressed areas to generate private sector jobs. Priority consideration will be given to those areas that have experienced sudden and severe economic dislocation and job loss due to corporate restructuring.
Type: Competitive Grants
Website: http://www.eda.gov/InvestmentsGrants/Investments.xml

Grants: Community Development Financial Institutions
Amount: $100 million
Agency: U.S. Department of the Treasury
Description: These funds will be used to help spur economic development and low-cost financial services to underserved communities.
Website: http://www.cdfifund.gov/recovery/

Loans: Micro-Loan Program
Amount: $6 million
Agency: Small Business (SBA)
Description: Provides very small loans to start-up, newly established, or growing small business concerns. Under this program, SBA makes funds available to nonprofit community based lenders (intermediaries) which, in turn, make loans to eligible borrowers in amounts up to a maximum of $35,000. The average loan size is about $13,000. Applications are submitted to the local intermediary and all credit decisions are made on the local level.
Website: http://www.sba.gov/services/financialassistance/sbaloantopics/microloans/index.html
http://www.sba.gov/recovery/index.html

  
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PUBLIC SAFETY

Grants: State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
Amount: $53.6 billion
Type: States will receive formula funding
Administrators: State Governors
Description: To provide fiscal relief to the States to prevent tax increases and cutbacks in critical education and other services.
Website: http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/index.html
State Funding:http://www.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/statetables/09arrastatetables.pdf
State Recovery Sites: http://www.recovery.gov/?q=content/state-recovery-page

Grants: Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
Amount: $210 million
Agency: Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Type: Competitive Grant
Purposes: To provide assistance for communities to modify, upgrade or construct state and local fire stations
Website: http://www.firegrantsupport.com/AFG/

Grants: Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants
Agency: $2 billion
Administrator: Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Assistance
Type: Formula funding to state and local police forces
Description: Funds to helps states and local governments support activities to prevent and control crime and improve the criminal justice system enforcement.
Website: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/recoveryact.html
Allocations: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/recoveryJAG/recoveryallocations.html

Grants: Byrne Competitive Grants Program
Amount: $225 million
Agency: Department of Justice - Office of Justice Assistance
Type: Competitive Grants
Description: Funds to helps states and local governments support activities to prevent and control crime and improve the criminal justice system enforcement.
Website: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/recoveryact.html

Grants: Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Grants
Agency: $1 billion
Office: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Agency: Department of Justice
Type: Competitive Grant
Description: For hiring and rehiring of additional career law enforcement officers
Website: http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/default.asp?Item=2108
Eligibility: http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/chrp/eligibilityanony.aspx

Grants: STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program
Amount: $175 million
Agency: Department of Justice- Office on Violence Against Women
Type: Formula funding to state agency
Description: STOP formula grants are intended for use by states and territories; state, local and tribal courts (including juvenile courts); Indian tribal governments; local governments; and nonprofit, nongovernment victim services programs. Recipients are required to meet one or more of 14 statutory purpose areas. These areas include, but are not limited to: training law enforcement officers, judges, court personnel and prosecutors; developing, enlarging, or strengthening victim services programs; developing, installing or expanding data collection; and developing, enlarging, or strengthening programs addressing stalking.
Website: http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/stop_grant_desc.htm

Grants: Transitional Housing Assistance Program
Amount: $50 million
Agency: Department of Justice - Transitional Housing Assistance Program
Type: Competitive Grants to states, local government, Indian Tribes, nonprofits and services providers. Description: May be used for transitional housing, short-term housing assistance, support services designed to enable individuals who are fleeing domestic violence. violence, sexual assault, or stalking to locate and secure permanent housing and integrate into a community by providing those individuals with services such as transportation, counseling, child care services, case management, employment counseling, and other assistance.
Website: http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/thousing_grant_desc.htm

Grants: Victims Compensation
Amount: $100 million
Agency: Department of Justice - Office for Victims of Crime
Type: Formula funding to state agencies.
Description: Funding to support State compensation and assistance programs for victims and survivors of Federal and state crimes.
Website: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/fund/Recoveryfunds.html
Application: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/fund/Recoveryformula.html

Grants: Rural Law Enforcement
Amount: $125 million
Agency: Department of Justice - Office of Justice Assistance
Type: Competitive grants
Description: The funding is for grants to combat drug-related crime and other law enforcement activities in rural America.
Website: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/recoveryact.html

Grants: Assistance for Tribal Law Enforcement
Amount: $225 million
Agency: Department of Justice - Office of Justice Assistance
Type: Competitive grants
Description: The funding is for grants to construct jails and other law enforcement activities on tribal lands.
Website: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/recoveryact.html

Grants: Assistance for Law Enforcement along the Southern Border and in High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA)
Amount: $40 million
Agency: Department of Justice - Office of Justice Assistance
Type: Competitive grants
Description: The funding is for grants to combat drug-related crime and other law enforcement activities along the southern border.
Website: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/recoveryact.html

Grants: Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program
Amount: $50 million
Agency: Department of Justice - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Type: Formula funding to state agency
Description: Funds to help State and local law enforcement agencies enhance investigative responses to offenders who use the Internet to sexually exploit children.
Website: http://ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/recoveryact.html

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