LCTI: Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project
New Solicitation for Fiscal Year 2022-23
Planning and Capacity Building, 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. CARB will be issuing a competitive $33 million solicitation for multiple grantees across the state to implement planning and capacity building, clean transportation, and supporting projects under these three programs. This solicitation will likely be released in summer 2023. CARB has previously awarded a total of $44.5 million to these projects.
Planning and Capacity Building, 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.
Learn More: https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/lcti-step-pcb-cmis
The Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project (CMIS) facilitates 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. Additionally, projects must be located within a disadvantaged community.
Each project also aims to gain a better understanding of “mode-shifting” and what the school districts can do to further serve the school and the community in promoting and incentivizing the shift to cleaner and active modes of travel. This process includes a deeper understanding of community needs to effectively communicate and incentivize behavior shifts.
$24.6 million was awarded to three grantees with FY 2018-19 and FY 2019-20 Low Carbon Transportation Incentives. Awarded projects are leveraging over $210,000 in private and public match funds.
Located in El Monte, San Diego, and Stockton, each school district was impressively able to identify solutions to the unforeseen challenges COVID-19 required just as the projects prepared to launch in May 2020. Each project features strong relationships with local utility providers, project management partners, technology vendors, and dependable and innovative district staff working together to create a sustainable, impactful model for future scholars and leaders.
CMIS grantees are collecting data from vehicles, charging hardware, utility bills and investment strategies, as well as qualitative research on participation rates and opinions through user surveys and tally sheets. Data collection efforts include both one-time collection of information (e.g., specifications) and ongoing data streams (e.g. performance data) of both vehicles and equipment. View Project Map
Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project Snapshot as of June 2022:
Total Funding Implemented To-Date: $18,020,000
Project Implementation Timeframe: 2020 – Ongoing
Percent Benefitting Low-Income Residents/Disadvantaged Communities: 100% (DAC)
Overall Demographics of Communities Served by Project Category: Hispanic 36%, White 36%, Asian 16%, African American 7%, and Other 5%
Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Projects
|Project Name||Grantee||Location||CARB Contribution||Matching Funds|
|Getting Stockton to Zero Emissions: Clean Air for Our Community|
Stockton Unified School District
San Joaquin County
|Lincoln High School Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot|
San Diego Unified School District
San Diego County
El Monte Union High School District
Los Angeles County