Planning and Capacity Building, Clean Mobility in Schools (CMIS), and the Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP)
Planning and Capacity Building (Planning), Clean Mobility in Schools (CMIS), and the Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP) are three programs allocated funding in CARB's FY 2022-23 Low Carbon Transportation Investments Funding Plan. Planning, CMIS, and STEP focus on increasing transportation equity. Transportation equity occurs when the transportation system addresses unique transportation barriers by improving the quality of life of low-income communities and communities disproportionately impacted by air pollution or who lack access to housing, jobs, and services. CARB has previously awarded a total of $77.2 million through through CMIS, STEP Implementation, and STEP Planning and Capacity Building grants.
Apply Now for Planning and Clean Transportation Funding
CARB has $32.65 million available to fund planning, clean transportation, and supporting projects for multiple grantees across the state. Concept Phase applications must be received by CARB no later than 11:59 pm (Pacific Time) on September 8, 2023. The Planning, CMIS, and STEP Request for Applications page has more information.
CARB has also released a solicitation for the Statewide Planning and Capacity Building (PCB) Administrator. The Administrator will be responsible for distributing funding to the Planning awardees and providing capacity building, administrative, and project implementation support to all Planning, CMIS, and STEP awardees selected by CARB. Apply to be the PCB Administrator by September 22, 2023 and access the solicitation on the PCB Administrator Solicitation page.
The information below covers past Planning, CMIS, and STEP public processes, solicitations, and awards.
Planning, CMIS, and STEP 2023 Draft Requirements and Public Process
CARB hosted three public work group meetings between December 2022 and March 2023 to gather public feedback on the design of the current RFA and used input from these meetings to develop a Draft Requirements and Criteria document. The Draft Requirements and Criteria underwent public comment in March 2023 and stakeholder comments from that period were considered when finalizing the RFA.
- Draft Requirements and Criteria
- Public Comment Summary
- Work Group Meeting #1
- Work Group Meeting #2
- Work Group Meeting #3
STEP 2020 Solicitation Documents and Results
STEP is a transportation equity pilot 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.
- Solicitation Announcement
- Implementation Grant documents/ Documentos de la Subvención para implementación
- Planning and Capacity Building Grant documents/ Documentos de la Subvención para planificación y desarrollo de capacidad
- Summary of Proposals Received
- Press Releases:
- Technical Assistance Reports:
- STEP Projects in Action Summary
STEP Planning and Capacity Building Grantees
- City of Oakland Department of Transportation
- Circle of Life Development Foundation, dba MLKCommUNITY Initiative
- Isla Vista Community Services District
- City Heights Community Development Corporation
- Anaheim Transportation Network
- Solano Transportation Authority
- City of South El Monte
STEP Implementation Grantees
- San Joaquin Council of Governments
- City of Commerce
- Los Angeles Department of Transportation
- San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
- Oakland Department of Transportation
2020 Proposal Guidance Documents
The resources linked below were intended to help with project and proposal development during STEP's 2020 solicitation. CARB plans to update these resources for the upcoming Planning and Capacity Building, CMIS, and STEP solicitation.
- Workforce Development Guidance
- Displacement and Housing Guidance
- Community Inclusion Guidance
- Guía para inclusión comunitaria
- Quantification Methodology
- Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Guidance
- Guiding Legislation
CMIS 2019 Solicitation Documents and Results
CMIS is a school-focused pilot that aims to facilitate bold transformations in transportation and mobility opportunities in and around school communities. Grants provide funding for zero-emission vehicles, charging infrastructure, active and alternative modes of transportation, and more. CMIS projects aim to increase knowledge and acceptance of zero-emission mobility options for staff, students, parents, and the surrounding communities.
- Solicitation Announcement
- Grant Solicitation
- Appendix A – Application
- Appendix B – Sample Grant Agreement
- Appendix C – Data Collection Requirements
- Appendix D – Quantification Methodology
- Appendix E – CEQA Compliance and Permitting Requirements
- Appendix F – Hydrogen Refueling Station Requirements
- First Applicant Teleconference Q&A
- Final Applicant Teleconference Q&A
- Applications Received
- Preliminary Grantee Selections
- CMIS Projects in Action Summary
CMIS Awarded Projects
- Getting Stockton to Zero Emissions: Clean Air for Our Community
- Lincoln High School Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot
- A Transformative Clean Mobility Pilot
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Contact CARB staff at: email@example.com or (916) 440-8284.
Contacte al personal CARB en Español al (916) 445-9318.