Using Cap-and-Trade revenues, the pilot will create a partnership between ARB and one or more grant winners meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution by introducing advanced car-sharing fleets into disadvantaged communities.
Funding may also go toward other mobility options like advanced technology vanpooling or shuttles. The board says will use the pilot program to collect data that could support larger scale car-sharing programs in the future.
Grant applications are due by April 8.
ARB has scheduled a pair of teleconferences to take questions about applying for grants from the program. They are planned for March 10 and March 24, both from 2 to 4 p.m. Call-in numbers and passcodes are available online
The grant solicitation and other documents are also available on the ARB website
More information on Cap-and-Trade programs — including a spread sheet identifying communities as disadvantaged by the state’s CalEnviroScreen tool — is available on the League’s Cap-and-Trade hot issues page