Apply for RTO General Grants
The 2023-26 RTO General Grant cycle application opens on Jan. 3, 2023, and applications for the first round of funding will close on March 31, 2023.
Apply for General Grant
Apply for RTO Small Grants
Formerly called Sponsorships, applications for RTO Small Grants are accepted on a continual basis.
Apply for Small Grant
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It’s not enough just to build a transportation system with options to walk, bike, take transit or ride share. People need to know how to access those options and understand the benefits. That’s where Metro’s Regional Travel Options program comes in.
The RTO program funds and supports transportation demand management strategies to increase use of travel options, reduce pollution, and improve mobility. Travel options include anything besides driving alone – carpooling, vanpooling, riding transit, bicycling, walking, and telecommuting.
Government agencies, colleges, universities, public school districts or schools (K-12), and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for RTO grants. RTO grant projects or programs must increase access to, and use of, travel options and advance the region’s goals, objectives, and priorities for transportation and land use as defined in the Regional Transportation Plan and the Regional Travel Options Strategy.
2023-26 grant cycle
Beginning Jan. 3, 2023, the Regional Travel Options program will be accepting applications for the 2023-26 grant cycle. Applications for the first round of funding will close on March 31, with a limited grant cycle open in January each subsequent year.
How to apply
Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the RTO Grant Application Handbook before getting started. It includes a full overview of the RTO Grant Program, categories, eligibility requirements, application process and timeline.