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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

At least $21 million is available for the 2022 application window.
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Mobility Project

CMO awards up to $1 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.

This includes two separate set-asides: $2 million for eligible tribal governments and $10 million for applicants that were previously awarded Community Transportation Needs Assessment funding.

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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.

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

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:


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Voucher Awardees

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

Timing for 2022 application opportunities has not been announced. Subscribe to stay up to date on funding and other program opportunities.