SB 350 Focus Areas & Implementation
Goals & Status
Expand Community Clean Transportation Needs Assessments
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is coordinating with regional and local governments to promote expanding assessments of low-income community transportation needs.
CARB is integrating community transportation needs assessments into its Low Carbon Transportation clean mobility projects.
Develop an Outreach Plan Targeting Low-income Residents Across California to Increase Residents' Awareness of Clean Transportation and Mobility Options
CARB is leading implementation of an outreach roadmap that identifies strategies for effectively coordinating, streamlining, and delivering tailored clean transportation outreach.
Develop a One-Stop-Shop Pilot Project
CARB is developing a pilot that focuses on the development and maintenance of a streamlined, single application for low-income consumers to apply and qualify for CARB’s low-carbon transportation equity projects.
In October 2018, CARB selected GRID Alternatives to advance this concept.
GRID Alternatives, has developed a “Community of Practice” to serve as a space for outreach partners, project administrators, and CARB staff to share lessons learned, and best practices when conducting community outreach.
Develop Guiding Principles for Grant and Incentive Solicitations to Increase Access to Programs and Maximize Low-income Resident Participation
CARB is developing guiding principles for state and local agencies to incorporate into designing competitive solicitations.
CARB is consulting with other agencies, program administrators, and applicants to develop solutions that streamline and simplify the grant and incentive application process.
CARB anticipates releasing the public guidance document in 2020.
Maximize Economic Opportunities and Benefits for Low-income Residents From Investments in Clean Transportation and Mobility Options by Expanding Workforce Training and Development
With funds from Senate Bill 1 and the GGRF, the CWDB has three investment projects related to the transportation sector.
CARB is also integrating workforce development into program implementation, which can provide direct employment benefits in addition to the CWDB’s efforts. Strategies include investment in projects that contain targeted hiring and job training, as well as exploring workforce development and fellowship opportunities as part of project outreach and capacity-building.
Expand Funding and Financing for Clean Transportation and Mobility Projects, Including Infrastructure,
Since fiscal year 2013/14 the Legislature has appropriated approximately $1.7 billion to CARB for low-carbon transportation projects to support the transformation of California’s fleet–supporting clean vehicle ownership, clean mobility, streamlined access to funding and financing opportunities, increasing community education, and exposure to clean technologies.