Green DOT worked with the Shasta Regional Transportation Agency (Shasta RTA) and local partners to identify competitive projects in the region that would move communities toward the goals of the areas Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy. We worked with local jurisdictions, private-sector developers and other relevant stakeholders in addition to the Shasta RTA. Green DOT’s specific role on this grant-writing team was to act as the transportation expert in identifying competitive projects and manage all aspects of this robust application development process. In 2015 our project team, in association with the City of Redding and Shasta RTA, prepared 3 major grant applications for over $110 million in state and federal grants. The programs involved include the Strategic Growth Council Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program (AHSC), the Federal Highway Administration FASTLANE program, and the Caltrans administered Transit and Intercity Rail Program. The City of Redding was awarded the AHSC grant in October 2016 with $20 million of Cap and Trade money from the Strategic Growth Council, the largest grant amount awarded though this program to date. This project will transform downtown Redding into a more livable community.