This page contains tools for helping program applicants develop projects that meet program eligibility requirements for either a Community Needs Assessment Voucher or a Mobility Project Voucher for the Clean Mobility Options (CMO) Voucher Pilot Program.

Project Design Guide

The CMO Project Design Guide provides a STEP-BY-STEP process for putting together CMO Mobility Projects, with tips and tools suggested for each step. Interested applicants should start by reading through the Project Design Guide to get a complete sense of what is involved in creating Mobility Project that is eligible for CMO voucher funding. For specific eligibility requirements, please refer to the Implementation Manual.

REFERENCES: 

Implementation Manual

Project Design Guide: Coming soon

SEE THE STEPS BELOW AND ACCESS HELPFUL TOOLS BELOW EACH STEP. 

STEP 1

STEP 1: Decide on your project area. Mobility Projects are intended to benefit residents of underserved communities by providing clean transportation services that help meet unmet mobility needs. The project area is defined as the location where residents who will use the service live, and it is where voucher-funded services and infrastructure will be based. These CMO tools can help you understand what project areas are eligible for voucher funding:

REFERENCES:

Eligible Project Area Reference Sheet

Project Design Guide: Coming soon

STEP 2

STEP 2: Find out what community members in your project area need. Once you’ve determined the project area, talk to residents to find out more about their transportation habits and what kinds of mobility services might work best to increase their access to transportation, through a Community Transportation Needs Assessment (Needs Assessment). Needs Assessments are a required component in Mobility Project Voucher applications.

A needs assessment must include both input and analysis based on both a data analysis (at least 3 transportation access data sources and a resident survey) and direct community engagement (at least 2 events) as specified in the Implementation Manual. These CMO Tools can help:

REFERENCES: 

Data Collection Guide for Community Needs Assessment: Coming soon

Community Engagement Guide: Coming soon

TOOLS: 

Sample Resident Survey for Community Needs Assessments (English) – pdf / word

Sample Resident Survey for Community Needs Assessments (Spanish) – pdf / word

WEBINARS:

Webinar on Community Needs Assessment: REGISTER HERE

STEP 3

STEP 3: Determine what kind of mobility service(s) could best meet that community need. Once you’ve identified mobility needs in your community and residents’ priorities, you can design a clean mobility project such as zero-emission carsharing, carpooling/vanpooling, bikesharing/scooter-sharing, innovative transit services, and ride-on-demand services. Helpful tools below.

REFERENCES:

Mobility Case Studies

Clean Mobility Provider Directory

STEP 4

STEP 4: Build a team to help you get the job done. Once you’ve determined what kind of project model will be developed, you’ll need to find partners and resources to help with implementation. Our Technical Assistance Team can help point you in the right direction. Once you’ve established your team, you can work together to develop detail around questions like what equipment you need, how you’ll keep residents engaged in the process and get the word out, and how operations will be financially sustainable. CMO partnership tools include:

REFERENCES: 

 Clean Mobility Provider Directory

Fact Sheet on Financial Sustainability: Coming soon

TOOLS:

Cost Estimating Tool: Coming soon

WEBINARS: 

Webinar on Mobility Partnerships

Webinar on Community Needs Assessment:  REGISTER HERE 

STEP 5

STEP 5: Describe your project in the Voucher application. Voucher applications are designed to be streamlined and straightforward. Use these CMO tools to develop your application:

REFERENCES:

Fact Sheet on Financial Sustainability: Coming soon

TOOLS: 

Application Checklist: Coming soon

Samples of Letters of Support and Letters of Commitment (PDF) / Word version

Budget Worksheet: Coming soon

Infrastructure Sites and Needs Profile Worksheet (if applicable): Coming soon

Team Profile Worksheet: Coming soon

Sample Gold Star Application: Coming soon

Cost Estimating Tool: Coming soon

WEBINARS:

Webinar on Application Walk-Through: Coming soon


Please contact our Technical Assistance Team with any project development questions.

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