Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program
What does it fund?
Community-driven mobility projects that increase disadvantaged communities and low-income residents’ access to various clean transportation options, such as electric car sharing, regular and electric bike sharing, scooter-sharing, vanpools, and on-demand transit services, including mobility subsidies. Provides funding for community transportation needs assessments to support communities in designing their mobility projects by centering the residents’ primary needs. Provides built-in technical assistance, learning tools and information-sharing opportunities to help build the capacity of under-resourced organizations to enhance mobility access in their communities.
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Who is eligible for funds?
Non-profit organizations that qualify for tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 and under California state law, California Native American Tribal Governments, Federal, State, or local government entities, such as a city, school district, or transit agency.
Are there recent policy changes?
Program policy improvements, including but not limited to increasing the mobility project voucher amount from $1 million to $1.5 million and increasing the community transportation needs assessment voucher amount from $50,000 to $100,000.
Please refer to December 2022 updated program requirements in the Implementation Manual - Clean Mobility Options for more information on program changes. A grant amendment is currently under way to add $10 million in program funding from Fiscal Year 2021/22 and $19.8 million from the Fiscal Year 2022/23.
How does this program provide benefits to priority populations?
All projects are in or serve priority populations.
How do I access funds?
Eligible applicants may apply on a first-come, first-served basis on the CMO Program website.
Cumulative Outcomes as of November 2022
- $92.9 million allocated
- $30.3 million encumbered
- $30.3 million benefiting priority populations*
- 50 projects implemented
- 3,235 MTCO2e GHG reductions*
- 2.12 tons of NOₓ reductions*
- 0.163 tons of ROG/HC reductions*
- 0.256 tons of PM reductions*
*Values based on the portion of the projects funded through California Climate Investments.
- General Fund
- Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
- In addition, the California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program provided $8 million in additional funding.
Last updated: February 2023