Triennial Strategic Research Plan and Research for Fiscal Years 2021-2024
What is in the Plan?
The Triennial Strategic Research Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2024 (Plan) describes current research efforts and outlines CARB’s highest priority research needs for these fiscal years. The research initiatives in the Plan build on past research and will support the implementation and development of policies and regulations, and advance the state of the science in the areas of health, environmental justice, economics, air quality, and climate. In addition, the Plan also includes a starting point for operationalizing racial equity in CARB research, which will be developed further through a public engagement process. The research initiatives in the Plan were developed in an open public process, in consultation with stakeholders and research partners, through a public workshop on September 16, 2020, individual meetings, and other outreach efforts. The Plan and the annual projects were presented to the Board on March 25, 2021. The full Plan, as well as a 1-page summary, are available for download from this page (see below).
The research initiatives will guide CARB’s annual funding of individual research projects. Projects will be fulfilled through externally contracted research projects as well as in-house studies. Prior to each fiscal year, research staff present a set of proposed project concepts to the Board that align with the Plan’s research initiatives and help CARB fulfill its mission. Results from Board-approved annual projects are anticipated in three to five years after a project begins.
Projects for fiscal years 2021-22, 2022-23, 2023-24 and earlier
The projects proposed for funding in Fiscal Year 2021-22 are contained in Appendix A of the Plan and projects proposed for funding in the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 are contained in Appendix B. Project descriptions for fiscal year 2022-2023 can be found in the first appendix of the Triennial Plan, project descriptions for fiscal year 2023-2024 can be found in the second appendix of the Triannial Plan, both found in the list of documents below. All active contracts and recently completed projects are in Appendices B and C respectively.
Public comments received between 2021 up to 2023
An additional addendum, listed in the documents below, summarizes all the public input the CARB Research Program has received throughout the annual research planning process starting in Fiscal Year 2021-2022, up to the present. It summarizes comments received through the Board Meeting public docket, through the annual comment and concept collection survey and at public meetings to decide on the final list of projects to be funded each Fiscal Year.