Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program (CMO)
Who is Eligible
Public agencies, non-profit organizations, or tribal governments can apply as lead applicants. Sub-applicants can include project partners who are sub-contracted for specific purposes and/or services. Sub-applicants may include, but are not limited to, organizations that provide clean mobility services, infrastructure equipment and installation, community outreach services, and technical expertise/assistance. Sub-applicants may be public, private, tribal governments, or non-profit organizations.
How it's Administered
CMO is administered and implemented through a partnership between CARB, CEC, and the Program Administrator, CALSTART and their subgrantees. The Program Administrator verifies applicants meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Implementation Manual, reserves the voucher amounts on a first-come, first-served basis, and signs the Voucher Agreement with awarded entities after they submit all the supporting documentation required according to their Voucher Agreement. A Voucher Agreement is a “promise to pay” that enables Awardees to develop partnerships and incur costs with the assurance that all eligible costs will be reimbursed by the Program Administrator for project activities approved in their voucher agreement.
Where and When it’s Offered
The Program Administrator accepted applications online in a series of application submission windows. CTNA application windows were held in June of 2020 and December 2022. MPV application windows were held in October of 2020 and May of 2023. No further application windows are currently scheduled as all project funds have been awarded.
Project Funding or Participation Requirements
Funds may be applied to a variety of eligible activities related to project planning and design, outreach and marketing, capital costs, operations and maintenance, and administration costs. These projects include:
- Clean mobility options delivered by the project must be identified through community engagement and evaluation of the community’s transportation needs
- Majority of funded mobility services and associated infrastructure must be located inside the project area (disadvantaged or low-income designated communities or tribal lands) to deliver intended benefits to local residents.
- Light-duty and medium-duty vehicles that are zero-emissions.
- Micromobility devices (e.g., bikes, e-bikes, scooters, tricycles, pedicabs, cargo bikes).
- Level 2 and level 3 EV charging systems.
- Hydrogen refueling equipment.
- Active transportation infrastructure, including docking stations, quick-build safety infrastructure in the public right-of-way, bike and scooter locking stations and storage.
- Subsidies for traditional public transit rides.
The Implementation Manual (Manual or IM), in conjunction with the Guidelines and the corresponding Funding Plans, identifies the minimum requirements for implementing this program. The Implementation Manual, including any updates, will be posted on the CMO website at www.cleanmobilityoptions.org.
Announcements and Upcoming Activities
Awardees will be announced for the CTNA funding window held in December 2022 and for the MPV funding window held in May 2023 in the next few months.
- CMO Application Materials
- Clean Mobility Project Networking Tools