The selection of the fiscal year 2019-20 priority research projects was guided by the research initiatives outlined in The Triennial Strategic Research Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2021 (Plan), along with extensive coordination with other agencies, research institutions, stakeholders, and experts in these fields of research. A research budget of approximately $3.2 million is anticipated to fund four new projects and three white papers. These projects are designed to support existing programs, and advance the state of the science in the areas of health and exposure, environmental justice, air quality, and climate. The scope of this year’s projects has broadened and the projects are designed to comprehensively approach anticipated challenges associated with changing mobility options and building technologies, the increasing threat of wildfire, and evolving sources of on-road emissions that impact health. These projects will be proposed to the Board on March 21, 2019. If the Board approves these projects, staff will proceed to work with researchers to develop the research projects into complete proposals. Results are anticipated in three to five years after a project commences.