Active Transportation Program (ATP)

Crews landscaping highway ATP

CCC crews perform landscape work along a highway, one of the several types of projects eligible for ATP funding.

The Active Transportation Program (ATP) was created by Senate Bill 99 (Chapter 359, Statutes of 2013) and Assembly Bill 101 (Chapter 354, Statutes of 2013) to advocate for increased use of active modes of transportation.

SB 99 encourages partnerships with the California Conservation Corps and certified local conservation corps (LCC) on ATP projects by including them as one of the project selection criteria. Applicants that do not consult with both the California Conservation Corps and LCCs are deducted scoring points and are ranked lower. The CCC increases the public benefit of these projects by creating workforce development opportunities for young adults.

The CCC provides supervised crews of 10-15 young adults trained and equipped to work safely on a wide variety of projects related to the priorities of ATP.

Examples of projects include:

  • Sidewalk repair, removal and replacement
  • Scenic overlook construction
  • Trail construction
  • Urban park development
  • Demolition and deconstruction
  • Sign installation


  • Graffiti removal
  • Irrigation and landscaping
  • Bike locker installation and repair
  • Education and outreach
  • Median maintenance
  • Wildlife fencing

Benefits of Partnering with the CCC

  • Seeking a partnership with the CCC ensures compliance with SB 99 and ATP program guidelines
  • Transportation projects can serve as pathways for young adults to enter the workforce
  • CCC Corpsmembers are hard working, enthusiastic, and eager to learn
  • Some CCC centers are located in disadvantaged communities. ATP work in these areas increases public benefit

In addition to the ATP funds administered by Caltrans, AB 97 (Ting, Chapter 14, Statutes of 2017) directs $4 million annually, beginning in the 2017-18 fiscal year for the next five years, to the California Conservation Corps and certified Local Conservation Corps for active transportation projects. For more information about these ATP funds, see contacts below.

Process for Partnering with the CCC

Prior to submitting ATP applications, applicants must consult with both the CCC and certified local conservation corps to determine the feasibility of the involvement of a corps program. Allow up to 10 business days for the project review and consultation process.

ATP Corps Consultation Process (PDF)

ATP Corps Consultation Form (PDF)

Overview of Partnering with CCC on ATP Projects (PDF)

ATP – Partnering with the Corps Presentation (PDF)

For more information, contact Nelson Bellesheim at (916) 341-3117 or