Does your project/program fall into one of these priority areas? – NTCA

Does your project/program fall into one of these priority areas?

The Annual Grant Cycle funds projects and programs for one year of funding, with the potential to kickstart longer initiatives. This cycle is geared towards projects ready for immediate implementation upon approval.

Applicants will indicate which priority area(s) they are positively impacting from the alphabetized list below: 

Community Enhancement and Visitor Integration InfrastructureCommunity and visitor enhancement for the enjoyment of all.

Preferred investments include but are not limited to the following:

  • Cultural and Interpretive Centers: Museums and other interpretive centers that showcase the region’s heritage and attractions.
  • Public Art Installations: Art pieces that resonate with the community’s spirit and cultural narrative.
  • Community Gathering Spaces: Defined as structured areas promoting community interactions, like plazas, amphitheaters, community gardens, etc.
  • Outdoor Recreation Centers: Facilities that support and promote outdoor recreation and related activities.
  • A combination of the preferred investments listed above. For example, a community gathering space that serves as an interpretive center and art space.

Environmental Stewardship and Mitigation of Tourism Impact Mitigation of the impacts of tourism on our community and environment & enhancing and protecting environmental sustainability.

Preferred investments include but are not limited to:

  • Trash mitigation (could include but not limited to public bear bins, public beaches, additional collection routes, etc.).
  • Traffic-calming measures (could include but not limited to crossing guards/pedestrian flaggers, signage, etc.).
  • Communication/outreach initiatives to visitors and/or residents.
  • Development of programs and projects that support sustainability and stewardship initiatives.
  • Other maintenance activities (could include but not limited to restroom maintenance activities).
  • Construction or redevelopment of single-track dirt trails that conform with best environmental practices and regional trail documents.

TrailsEnhancing recreational trail use and connecting neighborhoods in non-automotive ways.

Preferred investments include:

  • Development of paved Class 1 multi/use trails included in the Resort Triangle and Tahoe Regional Trail system. These investments should strictly focus on new construction, add value as a transit corridor, have significant safety impact, and construction in 2024. In addition, the proposed improvements must be identified as a Tier 1 priority within Placer County’s Parks and Trails Master Plan.

TransportationEnhancing efficient transportation throughout the region.

Preferred investments include the following:

  • Expanded or enhanced public transportation services, such as:
    • Micro-transit service
    • Scheduled or on-demand shuttles, especially for popular destinations within the Resort Triangle, to reduce traffic and enhance accessibility
    • Park and Ride lot expansion and program marketing
    • Commuter services
  • Infrastructure planning/construction within the Resort Triangle, specifically along the SR 89, SR 267 corridors, and multimodal transportation options.
  • Sidewalks and Pedestrian Infrastructure: Enhancing safe and accessible routes for pedestrians.
  • Integration of shared mobility options, such as e-bikes or car-sharing.
  • Education programs about the region’s public transportation options.
  • Parking Management and associated services, programs, and infrastructure in line with Resort Triangle Transportation Plan.
  • Other creative solutions that enhance efficient transportation and reduce vehicle miles traveled.

Workforce HousingCreating a sustainable community through making housing affordable.

Preferred Investments include but are not limited to the following:

  • Programs that retain or increase the availability of long-term or seasonal rentals (lease to locals, rental assistance, other).
  • First-time homebuyer assistance programs.
  • Fee offsets and other efforts to reduce costs during the pre-entitlement and entitlement process of a project.
  • Streamlined processes and reduced costs during the pre-entitlement and entitlement phases.
  • Financial incentives and technical assistance for homeowners/landowners who want to develop Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) on their property.
  • Education and training programs for both tenants and landlords, promoting fair and transparent rental practices.
  • Deed restriction programs.
  • Housing initiatives that use private and public funds.
  • Other workforce housing preferred investments including adaptive reuse (taking existing infrastructure and redeveloping it into workforce housing), property acquisition, the planning and construction of workforce housing projects, and new and innovative programs not identified above.

Please reference Mountain Housing Council definitions of affordable, moderate, and achievable housing.

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