Community Transportation Needs Assessment funds requested: $2,864,575.

The application window is closed as of midnight PT, December 7, 2022. 

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 for two types of projects: clean mobility projects and community transportation needs assessments.

Vouchers for Under-resourced Communities

$34 million is available for 2022/2023 funding.
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Mobility Project
Voucher

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.

There is a total of $33 million available for mobility projects.

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

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Needs Assessment
Voucher

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.

There are $1 million in available funds for the current application window.

The application window closed on December 7, 2022. Click here to see the application review order list.

Mobility Project Types

Mobility Project Voucher funding opportunities are available for:

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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Eligible Applicants

To be eligible as a lead applicant for either CMO voucher type, you must be 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.

Eligible Communities

An eligible project location must be in a community that meets 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.

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Voucher Awardees

CMO has awarded about $21 million to communities across California to launch clean mobility projects and perform needs assessments to better understand obstacles to equitable mobility access.

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The Community Transportation Needs Assessment (CTNA) voucher application window is now closed.

The CTNA application window is closed as of midnight PT on December 7, 2022. The applications are under review. Click here to access the application review order list

 

Allocations for the Community Transportation Needs Assessment vouchers, worth up to $100,000 each, will be announced in early 2023.