The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has identified its fiscal year 2020-21 priority research projects. The selection of the fiscal year 2020-21 priority research projects was guided by the research initiatives outlined in The Triennial Strategic Research Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2021, along with extensive coordination with other agencies, research institutions, stakeholders, and experts in these fields of research.
The proposed projects support CARB’s regulatory priorities related to health, environmental justice, air pollution, and climate change. A research budget of $4 million is anticipated to fund five new projects and five white papers. There is one time funding of $1 million for the development of a performance evaluation tool of low-carbon transportation incentive strategies for heavy-duty trucks and off-road equipment.
These projects will be proposed to the Board on December 13, 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.