STEP aims to address community residents’ transportation needs, increase residents’ access to key destinations (e.g., schools, grocery stores, workplaces, daycare facilities, community centers, medical facilities), and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Through the Implementation Grant Solicitation, STEP currently has up to $20 million available from Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020 Low Carbon Transportation Investments to fund clean transportation and supporting projects in disadvantaged communities. Funded projects will work together to increase community residents’ ability to access key destinations without a personal vehicle.
Based on environmental justice principles, STEP funds projects that are priorities for historically under-served and over-burdened residents by requiring that projects center the knowledge and expertise of residents through all phases of project design, implementation, and evaluation. STEP has the flexibility to fund many different types of projects to ensure that STEP funds can help meet the needs of each community within that community’s context.
Awards will be selected competitively based on proposals submitted by August 31, 2020. Lead Applicants may include community-based organizations, federally recognized tribes, and local governments. This grant requires that applicants supply a resource contribution of at least 20 percent of the values of the funds requested from STEP.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Eligible Lead Applicants include community-based organizations, federally recognized tribes, and local governments. Refer to the STEP solicitation Appendix A for definitions of each applicant type.
Matching Funding Requirement:
Applicants will be required to provide a minimum resource contribution of 20 percent of the total proposal budget. Resource contributions may include cash match, in-kind services, and leveraged funding from other public or private sources including other California Climate Investments programs.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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