Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP)
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What does it fund?
Clean transportation and supporting projects that increase transportation equity by addressing community-identified transportation needs and increasing access to key destinations and services without increasing GHG emission and vehicle miles traveled. For example, STEP funds active transportation infrastructure, zero-emission buses and public transit operations, clean mobility services, and public transit subsidies.
Who is eligible for funds?
Community-based organizations, local governments, and tribes that serve priority populations throughout California.
Are there recent policy changes?
STEP expanded eligibility to low-income communities, not only disadvantaged communities, and all tribes, not only federally recognized tribes.
How does this program provide benefits to priority populations?
Projects must be in priority populations and are designed to address community residents’ needs and center residents’ expertise through all phases of project implementation.
How do I access funds?
Eligible entities may apply through a competitive statewide solicitation.
Cumulative Outcomes as of November 2022
$59.5 million allocated
$28.2 million encumbered
$28.2 million benefitting priority populations*
13 projects implemented
4,700 MTCO2e GHG reductions*
0.758 tons of NOₓ reductions*
0.172 tons of ROG/HC reductions*
0.186 tons of PM reductions*
*Values based on the portion of the projects funded through California Climate Investments.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
Last updated: February 2023