Grant and Funding Opportunities

The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments directs and manages a number of grant and funding opportunities for our members, which include towns, cities, municipalities and other local government entities across Central Oklahoma.

Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Grants

Capital Improvement Planning, or CIP, is a process enabling municipalities to inventory capital investments and effectively plan for their maintenance and improvement. The primary goals of CIP include:

  1. Reducing management effort by providing a standardized and comprehensive understanding of the municipality’s capital assets to decision-makers. Tools provided by the CIP process assist municipal leadership in prioritizing and justifying capital improvements.
  2. Reducing infrastructural maintenance effort by providing all municipal personnel with a standardized and comprehensive understanding of asset locations and associated asset characteristics. Tools provided by the CIP process assist municipal personnel in the maintenance and improvement of capital assets, reducing duplicated field effort and the potential for construction project conflicts.

Click here for a complete overview of ACOG’s CIP program.

DEADLINE: Early July

CONTACT: For more details, please contact Jim Anderson, CIP Coordinator, (405) 234-2264.

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grants

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Community Development Block Grant Program

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs.


CONTACT: Barbara Hurdman, REAP Coordinator, (405) 234-2264

Economic Development Grants

ACOG was designated an Economic Development District in 2013. We manage the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Central Oklahoma including regular updates to the plan. We also provide technical assistance to ACOG members interested in applying for economic development grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

DEADLINE: No deadline; Grants may be submitted year round. They are, however, reviewed quarterly by U.S. EDA.

CONTACT: Jennifer McCollum, Division Director, PR and Community Development, (405) 234-2264.

Fleet Maintenance Grants

CLEAN AIR Grants for public sector fleets are available through ACOG. This grant funding allows Oklahoma City Area Regional Transportation Study (OCARTS) Transportation Management Area member local governments and other eligible entities to utilize Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funds for fleet conversions to clean fuel technologies to include light duty, medium duty and heavy duty alternative fuel vehicles, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, and alternative fuel vehicle refueling infrastructure. Click here to download the guide.

DEADLINE: Grant applications are typically made available in October and the deadline is typically in mid-to-late November.

CONTACT: For more details, contact Eric Pollard, Clean Cities Manager, (405) 234-2264.

Recreational Trails

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is a federal-aid program administered by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department (OTRD). This reimbursement-type grant program is part of the Transportation Alternatives formula funding. The RTP provides for 80 percent federal share and requires a 20 percent local match. The match may be either in cash or in value of documented contributions. Other sources of federal funds may also be used for the match up to 95 percent of the total project cost. The funding cap for non-motorized projects is $240,000 (with at least a $60,000 match). There is no cap for motorized projects.

DEADLINE: The application deadline typically the last day of January. Notification of awards are sent in July.

CONTACT: Susan Henry, Grant Administrator, Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, Recreational Trails Program, at (405) 522-9521, or by email at susan[dot]henry[at]travelok[dot]com.

Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) Grants

The Oklahoma Legislature has appropriated funding for small, rural communities with populations under 7,000 called the Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP). According to state legislation, the funds related to REAP projects are distributed through the 11 councils of government in the state, including ACOG.

ACOG administers the grant process in Central Oklahoma for REAP projects, with a $100,000 maximum for a single grant.

REAP grants require no match and may fund projects such as road and street construction or repair, drainage projects, rural highway improvements, county bridge construction or repair, industrial access road construction or repair, among other specific transportation projects.

DEADLINE: Usually October

CONTACT: Barbara Hurdman, REAP Coordinator, (405) 234-2264

Surface Transportation Block Grant Urbanized Area (STBG-UZA) Grants

In 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act converted the long-standing Surface Transportation Program (STP) into the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG) The STBG promotes flexibility in state and local transportation decisions and provides flexible funding to best address state and local transportation needs. Since 2012, the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments, the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), has distributed $111,032,833 to members. To learn more click here to download a 2017 presentation on STBG-UZA program.


Safe Routes To Schools

This portion is under construction.

Transportation Alternatives Program

This portion is under construction.

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