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2023 Orange County Complete Streets Program


In December 2022, the OCTA Board of Directors authorized the use of up to $55 million for a future Complete Streets call for projects using federal Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG) and Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funds. The OC Complete Streets Program (OCCSP) was developed in accordance with a new Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) project selection process for the apportionment of STBG/CMAQ funds.

The OC Complete Streets Program is intended to support local-agency projects in Orange County that further at least one of the following goals of complete streets projects, and have a transportation nexus:

  • Contribute to the creation of a complete transportation network for all modes of travel,
  • Consider benefits to all road user types including cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists,
  • Improve access for residents and visitors,
  • Create streets safe for travel by the most vulnerable – children, older adults, and those with disabilities,
  • Support complementary health goals by improving the built environment to encourage walking and biking, and
  • Incorporate community input.

As of August 14, 2023, the OCTA Board approved the final OCCSP guidelines, the staff report can be viewed here. See approved guidelines under Application Material.


On February 12, 2024, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors (Board) approved the 2023 Orange County Complete Streets Program (OCCSP) Project Prioritization Recommendations which awarded $25.052 million in a combination of Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) funds to ten projects. OCTA considers these Wave 1 projects.

As part of that February item, the Board also authorized the submittal of nineteen of the remaining OCCSP projects to the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to be considered for final project selection through the STBG and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Programs 2023-2026 Solicitation for Project Nominations. On June 6, 2024, the SCAG Regional Council awarded $33.421 million in a combination of CMAQ/STBG to nine projects. OCTA is referring to these as the Wave 2 projects.

Please refer to the Program Project List for the most up-to-date status of OCCSP project applications and upcoming programming activity.

Wave 1 and Wave 2 of the OCCSP have been awarded CMAQ and/or STBG funds.

OCTA expects to fund most of the Wave 3 projects as listed in the attachment, by the Fall of 2024.

OCCSP Project List


August 14, 2023 Call Release
August 23, 2023 Kickoff Program Information Session
August 28, 2023 - September 8, 2023 Application Office Hours (Upon Request)
October 5, 2023 Application Due Date (5:00 PM)
October - December 2023 OCTA Eligibility Reviews and Development of Project Prioritization
March 2024 Project Prioritization Submittal to SCAG

Application Materials

Submittal Instructions

No hard copy applications will be accepted. Electronic application submittals must be made by uploading project applications to the OC Complete Streets Program SharePoint site. Please contact Denise Sifford at or (714) 560-5489 to set-up agency access.

Program Workshops, Office Hours and Workshop Materials

OCTA staff will be hosting one virtual program information session. A final date for the workshop will occur on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at 1:00 PM.

OCTA will also be offering one-to-one application discussions upon request.

Additional Resources

Contact Information

Denise Sifford

Senior Transportation Funding Analyst
(714) 560-5489 |
Louis Zhao

Programming and Grants Development Manager
(714) 560-5494 |
Application Support
Vic Mireles

Associate Transportation Funding Analyst
(714) 560-5025 |
Peter Sotherland

Active Transportation Coordinator
(714) 560-5386 |