Planning and Capacity Building, Clean Mobility in Schools (CMIS), and the Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP)
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 be released no earlier than late June 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.
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CARB accepted public comments on the Draft Requirements and Criteria for Planning and Capacity Building, CMIS, and STEP from Feburary 28, 2023 to March 31, 2023. The requirements, criteria, and other information outlined in the draft document are subject to change at CARB’s discretion and pending stakeholder comments.
Interested members of the public presented comments orally during Work Group Meeting #3 on March 9, 2023 and submitted written comments via firstname.lastname@example.org or an online survey.
Public Work Group Meetings
CARB collected feedback on the upcoming planning and clean mobility solicitations through a series of three public work group meetings. The work group meetings were held via Zoom. Materials for each meeting were provided ahead of each meeting and recordings of the meetings were posted within two weeks of each event.
|Date/Time||Description||Links to Materials/Information|
March 9, 2023
|Meeting #3: Topics covered during this meeting included a recap of meeting #2, technical assistance, the scoring and funding process, project examples, and the public comment period.||Work Group Meeting #3 for Planning and Capacity Building, CMIS, and STEP | California Air Resources Board|
January 18, 2023
|Meeting #2: Topics covered during this meeting included a recap of meeting #1, technical assistance, scoring criteria, and funding priorities.||Work Group Meeting #2 for Planning and Capacity Building, CMIS, and STEP | California Air Resources Board|
December 12, 2022
|Meeting #1: Topics covered during this meeting included background and past feedback, transportation equity, solicitation approach, community-led project solicitation, and the Planning and Capacity Building administrator solicitation.||Work Group Meeting #1 for Planning and Capacity Building, CMIS, and STEP | California Air Resources Board|
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:
- Press Release for Fiscal Year 2019-20 funds
- Press Release for Fiscal Year 2021-22 funds
- 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
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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Contacte al personal CARB en Español al (916) 445-9318.