Obtaining funding for planning studies and capital projects comes from thoughtfully designing and visioning the project to address the criteria of available grants. If a project has been planned, designed or engineered to offer multiple benefits and sustainable solutions for the requesting agency and the affected community, it is more likely to receive funding. KTUA maintains a database of available grants and assists public agencies, non-profit groups and community-based organizations in identifying grants and preparing applications to obtain grant-based funding. Services offered by KTUA include research, grant writing, project justification, mapping, graphic support and the development of project alternatives, schedules and cost estimates. Grants have successfully been obtained from Caltrans, SANDAG and the California Coastal Conservancy for projects throughout Southern California.