Clean Mobility Options

A statewide public program that empowers under-resourced communities across California to better understand and overcome mobility obstacles with vouchers for funding community needs assessments and clean, shared, zero-emission transportation projects.

Supporting Clean Mobility Across California

The Clean Mobility Options Pilot Program (CMO) provides funding and technical support for two types of projects: clean mobility projects and community transportation needs assessments.

Vouchers for Under-resourced Communities

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Mobility Project

CMO awards up to $1.5 million vouchers to develop and launch zero-emission mobility projects, such as bikesharing and ride-on-demand services, that fill a community’s transportation gaps and provide access to key destinations.

A total of $33 million is allotted to mobility projects.

There are three separate set-asides: $3 million for eligible tribal governments, $7.5 million for applicants who were previously awarded Community Transportation Needs Assessment funding, and $10 million for current mobility project awardees.

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Needs Assessment

CMO awards up to $100,000 vouchers to conduct community transportation needs assessments that help under-resourced communities identify and develop community-driven solutions that address their unique transportation needs. 

This includes a set-aside for eligible tribal governments totaling $200,000.

A total of $1 million is allotted to community transportation needs assessments.

Mobility Project Types

Mobility Project Voucher funding supports:

Innovative transit services – like on-demand shuttles, vans and buses

Ride-on-demand services – similar to those provided by Uber or Lyft

Traditional fixed route transit services – like school buses

Bikesharing and scooter-sharing

Carpooling and vanpooling

Electric vehicle carsharing

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About Eligible Applicants

Eligible lead applicants for both CMO voucher types are one of the following:

  • A government entity, such a city, school district or transit agency.
  • A nonprofit organization that qualifies for tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 and under California state law.
  • A California Native American Tribal Government.

About Eligible Communities

Eligible project locations are in communities that meet at least one of three qualifications:

  • It is a Disadvantaged Community.
  • It is an AB 1550-designated low-income community.
  • It is within federally or non-federally recognized tribal land or tribal property in California within AB 1550-designated low-income communities or SB 535-designated Disadvantaged Communities.

You can check your eligibility at the California Climate Investments Priority Populations 2022 CES 4.0 interactive map.

Voucher Awardees

CMO has awarded millions to communities across California to launch clean mobility projects and perform needs assessments to understand obstacles to equitable mobility access better.

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