Funding for Communities, Local Government & Tribes

There are many upcoming opportunities to improve access to clean transportation and fund mobility projects in your community. Clean transportation choices can range from bike share to electric car share services, and offer affordable, clean transportation solutions for low-income residents within disadvantaged, low-income and tribal communities. Clean transportation options also deliver health, environmental, and economic benefits. The light-duty Current Projects in Action page provides examples of clean transportation solutions operating in communities throughout California.

Funding Opportunities for Community Mobility Projects:

Information on Current Low Carbon Transportation Funding Plan

Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project

  • $15 million is available for public school districts
  • Supports transformative emission reduction strategies for transportation options within schools located in disadvantaged communities
  • Increases awareness and access to zero-emission transportation options
  • Places commercially available zero-emission technologies and supporting charging/fueling infrastructure in one or more schools
  • Limited Opportunity: The application window closed October 21, 2019, and staff is currently reviewing applications

Development of Solicitation Concepts

Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot

  • $20 million available for zero-emissions shared mobility projects (such as car sharing, bike sharing, and on-demand sharing) in disadvantaged and low-income communities, including some tribal and affordable housing communities
  • Eligible public agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations can apply for:
    • Vouchers of up to $50,000 for communities to conduct transportation needs assessments and to further project planning/development
    • Vouchers of up to $1 million for equipment, planning and development, outreach, and operations for mobility projects
  • First application window opens in early 2020
  • In-person forums and webinars scheduled throughout Fall 2019

Secure Funding for Community Projects

Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP)

  • New pilot that takes a community-based approach to overcoming barriers to clean transportation and mobility.
  • $22 million available to reduce reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase access to key destinations, and address community residents’ transportation needs by funding planning, clean transportation, and land use projects.

Technical Assistance Opportunities:

Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project

Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
Community assistance opportunities include:

  • Steps to getting involved in CARB’s Clean Transportation Program Development
  • Guide to CARB's Solicitation Process
  • Other clean mobility project technical assistance

Light-Duty Vehicle Incentives for Public Fleets

Secure Funding for Community Projects

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) for Public Fleets
Local, State, and tribal government entities can get up to $7,000 to purchase or lease new advanced light-duty technology vehicles, including plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV), battery electric (BEV), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) - up to 30 rebates per year. Increased rebates for fleets operating in disadvantaged communities available! For more information on CVRP for public fleets, and eligibility guidelines visit the Public Fleets webpage on CVRP’s program page:

CARB staff is available to provide guidance and answer questions. To contact us for additional help or to request a speaker at your community event, email at