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

Development of Solicitation Concepts

Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot

The Clean Mobility Options Program aims to accept Mobility Project Voucher Applications starting at 9:00am PT on October 20, 2020, which will be processed and approved on a first-come, first-served basis. Up to $20 million in total is 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 $1 million for equipment, planning and development, outreach, and operations for mobility projects.
    • Of the total $20 million, up to $2 million is set-aside specifically for tribes.
  • Free technical assistance is available on an ongoing basis for project and application development.
  • Monday, June 1st at 9am PT was the official opening date/time of the application submission window for Community Transportation Needs Assessments as part of the Clean Mobility Voucher Pilot Program (CMO). The window closed on June 2 at 6pm PT.


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.
  • $19.5 million available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase access to key destinations, and address community residents’ transportation needs by funding planning, clean transportation, and land use 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


Light-Duty Vehicle Incentives for Public Fleets


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: https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/eng/fleet/public-agencies

Technical Assistance Opportunities


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


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 movingca@arb.ca.gov.