Sustainability Planning Grant



The Sustainable Communities Program (formerly known as Compass Blueprint Grant Program) was established as an innovative vehicle for promoting local jurisdictional efforts to test local planning tools. Since starting in 2005, 133 projects have been completed through the program, with another 69 projects to be completed by the end of 2016. By supporting exemplary projects, the Sustainability Planning Grants Program illustrates the value effective growth planning can bring to our regional partners and the region as a whole.


The Sustainable Communities Program provides direct technical assistance to SCAG member jurisdictions to complete planning and policy efforts that enable implementation of the regional SCS. Grants are available in the following three categories:

  • Integrated Land Use – Sustainable Land Use Planning, Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and Land Use & Transportation Integration
  • Active Transportation – Bicycle, Pedestrian and Safe Routes to School Plans
  • Green Region – Natural Resource Plans, Climate Action Plans (CAPs) and Green House Gas (GHG) Reduction programs

Interactive Map

This interactive map shows Compass-Blueprint-related planned infrastructure projects in the SCAG region.


The Compass Blueprint Growth Vision was replaced by the 2012-2035 Regional Transportation Plan / Sustainable Communities Strategy adopted on April 4, 2012. SCAG offers direct funding of innovative planning initiatives for member agencies through Sustainability Program Grants.

​Introducting a New Local Assistance Planning Program from the SCAG Consolidated Call for Proposals.
Call for Proposals
​Learn about past and current projects funded by the Sustainability/Compass Blueprint program.
Planning Services
A Sustainability Planning Grant can provide virtually any planning service, through consultant or staff assistance, related to integrated land use and transportation planning.
Cap & Trade

Learn more about Cap & Trade at The Institute for Local Government's Cap & Trade Resource Center.