Continuing Action – Provide and/or expand incentive programs

As of January 2020, the TransNet Smart Growth Incentive Program and Active Transportation Grant Program have provided more than $80 million, leveraging $52 million in local match (approximately $132 million dollars invested in the San Diego region) through a competitive grant program to support more than 150 smart growth and active transportation plans, programs, and projects. These two TransNet grant programs received an award of planning excellence from the San Diego Chapter of the American Planning Association in May 2016. A fifth cycle of the competitive grant programs is planned for Spring 2021.

As of January 2020, the TransNet Environmental Program (EMP) has provided $16.4 million through a competitive grant program to support land management throughout the region. In addition, the EMP has provided $161 million to acquire 8,780 acres of sensitive habitat and open space. A tenth cycle of the competitive land management grant program is planned for Fall of 2020.