One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) 3 Program

The One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) program is the policy and programming framework for investing federal Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STP), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ), and other fund programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) established the OBAG program in 2013 to strengthen the connection between transportation investments and regional goals for focused growth in Priority Development Areas (PDAs), places near public transit that are planned for new homes, jobs, and community amenities.

In response to MTC’s regional call for projects, C/CAG will conduct countywide outreach and initial project prioritization and submit a project nomination list for consideration by MTC (by September 2022). MTC staff will evaluate CTA nominations using regional criteria and recommend a subset of projects for OBAG 3 funding in January 2023.

On April 14, 2022, the C/CAG Board approved the C/CAG Guidelines and process for the OBAG 3 County & Local Program in San Mateo County. Information will be posted as appropriate and available. Applications are due by Friday July 1, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. PT

May 24, 2022 Update: The link to the MTC Complete Streets Checklist has been updated below. Project sponsors are required to complete the checklist as part of the application process.

Applicant Workshop and Virtual Office Hours

C/CAG Staff will be holding a virtual Applicant Workshop to guide jurisdictions through the application process. The workshop will be held on:

  • Tuesday May 24, 2022, 1p.m. PT.

May 24, 2022 Applicant Workshop PowerPoint Presentation

In addition, virtual office hours will be held by C/CAG Staff to provide additional guidance for project sponsors. Office hours will be held on:

Public Workshop

C/CAG staff will also hold two public workshops to solicit project ideas for the call for projects, in addition to provide an opportunity for projects sponsors to present project ideas and receive feedback

  • Wednesday May 25, 2022 from 6-7:30 p.m. PT

May 25, 2022 Public Workshop PowerPoint Presentation

  • Monday June 13, 2022 from 6-7:30 p.m. PT

June 13, 2022 Public Workshop PowerPoint Presentation

OBAG 3 Application

OBAG 3 Application (Microsoft Word)

OBAG 3 Application Guidance

OBAG 3 Scoring Criteria

Complete Streets Checklist (PDF) NEW

Additional Resources

MTC OBAG 3 Webpage

OBAG 3 County & Local Program Call for Projects Guidelines (MTC Resolution No. 4505, Appendix A-1)

OBAG 3 Project Selection and Programming Policies (MTC Resolution No. 4505, Attachment A)

Priority Development Area (PDA) & Other Growth Geographies Map

Resolution of Local Support (Microsoft Word)

Eligible Project Type Reference

OBAG 3 References for Disproportionately Impacted Communities

OBAG 3 County & Local Program Guidance: Local Housing Policies

MTC/ABAG 2022 List of Federally Required Performance Measures

San Mateo County Safe Routes to School High Injury Network Report

Plan Bay Area 2050 – List of Projects Submitted to MTC