Active Transportation Program Eligibility

The new California Active Transportation Program (ATP) was approved in the California Legislature in 2013.  The goal of the program is to increase active transportation mode share and safety in the state.  The Alliance Data Committee worked to ensure that the mechanism for defining ‘disadvantaged communities’ for the purpose of the program set-aside reflected the group’s understanding of disadvantaged communities from a chronic disease/ burden of disease perspective.  You can see the final guidelines here:

Projects that meet any one of the following three criteria qualify for the Disadvantaged Community Set-aside:

  • Projects located within zip codes in the top decile of CalEnviroScreen Scores
  • Projects located in census tracts below 80% of the average median income
  • Projects that serve schools where over 75% of students are eligible for free and reduced price meals through the Federal Student Lunch Program

The following maps illustrate communities eligible for the disadvantaged community set-aside funding as defined by ATP guidelines:

  • Zip codes outlined in blue show qualify for ATP disadvantaged community set-aside because they have CalEnviroScreen scores in the 90th percentile or above
  • Census Tracts highlighted in green qualify as “disadvantaged” because their median household income (2012 ACS Estimate) is at or below 80% of the statewide median income

Los Angeles:



San Bernardino:

San Diego:

Santa Barbara:


The third criteria for projects eligible for the set-aside are those serving schools where 75% of students or greater qualify for free or reduced price meals through the Federal School Lunch Program.