Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP)

STEP is a new transportation equity pilot for Fiscal Year 2019-20 that aims to address community residents’ transportation needs, increase access to key destinations, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by funding planning, clean transportation, and supporting projects.


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Planning and Capacity Building Grants
$2 million is available for planning and capacity building grants. Funding is intended to support disadvantaged and low-income communities to identify residents’ transportation needs and to prepare those communities to implement clean transportation and supporting projects.


Development of Solicitation Concepts

Implementation Grants
$20 million is available for one to three implementation grants to fund clean transportation and supporting projects in disadvantaged communities. Funded projects will work together to increase community residents’ access to and use of their transportation system so they can get where they need to go without needing a personal vehicle.

For example, through a community engagement process to identify transportation needs, an applicant might identify seven projects to fund through STEP. These projects could include (but are not limited to) a new bus-rapid transit service, a new vanpool service, bike and pedestrian infrastructure, transit passes, a land use and mobility plan, a parking pricing program, and an outreach and education campaign to encourage active transportation.


Secure Funding for Community Projects

Status
STEP will be issuing a competitive solicitation for multiple grantees across the state. The solicitation will tentatively open in May 2020.

STEP is currently taking public feedback on the design of the pilot. CARB may hold a public work group meeting after the public comment period ends to discuss changes made to STEP's requirements and criteria based on the public comments received.


Meetings & Events


MEETINGS & EVENTS DATE & TIME LOCATION MEETING HANDOUTS & RESOURCES
Program Design Workgroup Meeting #1 Oct. 29, 2019 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. CARB Monitoring and Laboratory Division Conference Room

1927 13th Street
Sacramento, California 95811
Dial-in Number: 415.655.0060
Participant Passcode: 380-347-944
Webinar Registration
Agenda
Presentation
Survey Handout
Program Design Workgroup Meeting #2 Nov. 19, 2019 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Joan Palevsky Center for the Future of Los Angeles

281 S. Figueroa St., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Dial-in Number: 213.929.4212
Participant Passcode: 118-928-892
Webinar Registration
Agenda
Presentation
Survey Handout
Proposed Eligible Projects List
Program Design Workgroup Meeting #3 Dec. 10, 2019 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Offices (three locations listed below):

4800 Enterprise Way, Modesto, CA 95356

1990 E. Gettysburg Ave., Fresno, CA 93726

34946 Flyover Court, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Dial-in Number: 213.929.4212
Participant Passcode: 646-047-213
Webinar Registration
Agenda
Presentation
Survey Handout
Proposed Eligible Projects List Update
Program Design Workgroup Meeting #4 Jan. 15, 2020 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. CARB Monitoring and Laboratory Division Conference Room

1927 13th Street
Sacramento, California 95811 Dial-in Number: 915.614.3426
Participant Passcode: 409-786-203
Webinar Registration
Agenda
Presentation
Survey Handout

Handouts & Resources

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Contact Information

Contact STEP staff at: step@arb.ca.gov (916) 440-8284