Regional Capacity Program
The Regional Capacity Program (Project O) provides Measure M2 (M2) funding for improvements to the Orange County Master Plan of Arterial Highways. Project O also provides for intersection improvements and other projects to help improve street operations and reduce congestion.
The Comprehensive Transportation Funding Programs (CTFP) is the mechanism by which the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) administers competitive funding for streets and roads projects. The CTFP allocates funds through an annual competitive call for projects (call) based on guidelines and scoring criteria approved by the OCTA Board of Directors (Board). The CTFP guidelines identify procedures and requirements that local agencies must satisfy to apply for M2 funding and how project applications are evaluated. These guidelines were first approved by the OCTA Board on March 22, 2010, and are updated annually to initiate a Project O call cycle.
2024 Call Overview
On August 14, 2023, the OCTA Board authorized staff to issue calls for the CTFP Regional Capacity Program and Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization Program (Project P). OCTA is pleased to announce that the 2024 Project O and P calls under M2 are now open.
Approximately $45 million in M2 funds will be available for Project O and Project P, collectively, for this call cycle.
Funding applications must be submitted via the OCFundtracker online grant management system and followed up with the submittal of one unbound hard copy. Both the hard copy, as well as the online applications, are due to OCTA no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2023.
Please refer to the 2024 CTFP guidelines for other pertinent deadlines and funding application requirements.
2024 Call Schedule
Key dates and deadlines
|Call Released/Board Approval for Issuance||August 14, 2023|
|Application Workshop and Q&A Session||August 23, 2023|
|New Facility Modeling Request to OCTA||September 14, 2023|
|Applications Due to OCTA (by 5:00 p.m.)||October 26, 2023|
|OCTA Technical Steering/Technical Advisory Committee Review||February/March 2024|
|OCTA Board Approval of Recommended Projects||April/May 2024|
|2024 Project O & P Funds Allocated*||July 1, 2024|
*This is the earliest date projects can be programmed for the 2024 call
2024 CTFP Call Workshop
OCTA held the 2024 CTFP Workshop virtually on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. The presentation can be accessed here and in the resources below.
CTFP M2 Signage for Construction Projects
For all construction projects awarded CTFP funds in excess of $500,000 and/or exceeding a 90-day construction period schedule, local agencies shall install and remove M2 signage in accordance with OCTA specifications during the construction period. The implementing agency is responsible for requesting OCTA furnished signage. Refer to the Regional Capacity Program Signage Requirements for signage specifications and guidance.
Please contact Adrian Salazar at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 560-5363 for M2 signage requests or questions.
The Board approved CTFP Guidelines for the 2024 call are available online and can be accessed below:
The OCFundtracker database can be accessed here.
The OCFundtracker training manual can be downloaded here. Please contact OCTA staff if you require additional training on the database.
For questions regarding the call, new facility modeling requests, or if you would like to schedule a one-on-one meeting to discuss an application or proposed project, please contact Adrian Salazar at email@example.com or (714) 560-5363.