Funding Opportunity
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Assessing the Quantification Methodology for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program
Organization Name
California Air Resources Board
Funding Opportunity Brief *
Announcing a request for proposals to investigate and update the California Climate Investment’s quantification methodologies used to evaluate the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program as it relates to VMT and other metrics
Program Name
California Air Resources Board Sustainable Transportation and Communities Programs
Equity Categories
Disadvantaged Community
Low Income Community
Eligible Applicant

This is a competitive contract solicitation to support the California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) Sustainable Transportation and Communities Division. CARB encourages proposers to form multidisciplinary teams to fulfill contract requirements. Principal Investigators (PIs) must be affiliated with University of California (UC) and California State Universities (CSU); however, CARB welcomes applications that include subcontractors from outside of the UC/CSU systems.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) develops the quantification methodology for estimating greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction benefits from projects proposed for funding by the Strategic Growth Council’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC). The objective of this research study is to investigate and propose updates to the method CARB’s uses for calculating vehicle miles travelled (VMT) and associated VMT reductions of proposed housing projects including location-specific VMT, proximity to transit, and project density. This study may include identifying alternatives to the assumptions and data currently used in the calculation of VMT estimates and reductions. 

Key Dates:

• July 13, 2022 – Pre-proposals must be submitted by email to by 5 p.m.

• August 3, 2022 – Winning applicants will be notified.

• September 9, 2022 – Full proposals due to CARB staff for review by 5 p.m.

Available Funding
Maximum Award Amount
Application Deadline
GHG Emission Reduction