Grant Solicitation for the Electric Bicycle Incentive Project

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April 4, 2022

Grant Solicitation for the Electric Bicycle Incentive Project

Applications accepted through May 11, 2022

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is pleased to announce a competitive grant solicitation for an administrator to implement the Electric Bicycle Incentive Project (EBIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22.

EBIP is a new project intended to encourage adoption of electric bicycles by low income individuals as a replacement for motor vehicle trips. Consistent with the goals of Senate Bill 375, EBIP will increase access to clean transportation options while offsetting vehicle miles traveled by incentivizing electric bicycles (e-bikes). A portion of project funds will support the development and administration of a virtual bike safety class. EBIP will provide incentives for eligible e-bikes to income-qualified consumers at the time of purchase, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Furthermore, EBIP will pilot an approach that aims to 1) help people replace car trips with e-bike trips, 2) increase access to electric bicycles, and 3) reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality.

This competitive solicitation is open to local air districts, other California-based public entities, or California-based non-profit organizations with electric bicycle, vehicle incentive project, and/or air quality expertise. This solicitation includes an option for new Grant Agreements to implement funding in fiscal years FY 2022-23 and FY 2023‑24, if additional funds become available.

Applications are to be submitted in person or via a delivery service provider (United States Postal Service, United Parcel Service, FedEx, etc.) and must be delivered to CARB no later than 5:00 p.m. (PDT), Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

Grant Solicitation

CARB will hold one Applicant Zoom Teleconference, at which time staff will be available to answer questions potential applicants may have regarding eligibility, application completion, and other requirements.

Applicant Zoom Teleconference

Date:              April 20, 2022
Time:             1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)


Interested parties may email questions prior to the Applicant Zoom Teleconference. Staff will not respond to questions regarding this solicitation via email, but will instead collect all questions submitted and respond during the Applicant Zoom Teleconference.  Staff also will not respond to new questions after the Teleconference has taken place. All answers provided during the teleconference are draft; the questions emailed in advance and the questions and answers provided during the Applicant Zoom Teleconference will be reviewed and a final response will be posted on the CARB grant solicitations webpage within one week after the Teleconference at the Low Carbon Transportation Investments and AQIP Grant Solicitations page.


For FY 2021-22, the Legislature appropriated $10 million from the General Fund to provide financial incentives for purchasing electric bicycles. The Board, on November 19, 2021, approved the annual Clean Transportation Investments Funding Plan, and directed that $10 million be allocated to EBIP.



If you have any questions regarding EBIP or the Applicant Zoom Teleconference, please contact Dr. Aria Berliner, Air Pollution Specialist, at (279) 208-7224 or by email at If you require a special accommodation or need this document in an alternate format (i.e., Braille, large print) or another language, please contact Ms. Graciela Garcia, Air Pollution Specialist, at (279) 208-7535 as soon as possible. TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service.