Carbon Reduction Program


The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act created the Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) to provide federal funding to projects that decrease transportation emissions, defined as the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that result from on-road, highway sources. California receives annual apportionments of CRP over five years.

In accordance with California’s Carbon Reduction Strategy, CRP funds will be spent on projects that support the state’s three Carbon Reduction Program pillars:

  1.  Transit and passenger rail
  2. Active transportation
  3. Zero emission vehicles and infrastructure, and conversion of existing lanes to price-managed lanes

The SCAG region is anticipated to receive approximately $34 million annually in local CRP apportionments. Of this annual apportionment, approximately 65 percent will be made available to the county transportation commissions (CTCs) within the SCAG region. Projects will be selected through a solicitation for project nominations process consistent with the approved CRP Program Guidelines .


Questions regarding eligibility, programming, and obligation of CRP funding should be directed to:
Heidi Busslinger
Principal Planner, Federal Transportation Improvement Program 

2023-2026 Solicitation for Project Nominations

Approximately $92 million* in local CRP apportionments for federal fiscal year 2023 through federal fiscal year 2026 is available for the SCAG region. SCAG will initiate a joint solicitation for project nominations for these available apportionments, along with the available Surface Transportation Block Grant and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program apportionments, following the schedule below.

*Actual apportionment amount may differ.

Eligible Applicants and Nomination Process

SCAG is responsible for the selection of CRP-funded projects within the region. Projects are selected through a solicitation for project nominations process consistent with the approved SCAG CRP program guidelines. The CRP Program Guidelines  ensure a project selection process in compliance with federal program guidance and regulations.

Eligible applicants for CRP funding include SCAG cities, counties, transit agencies, federally recognized Tribal governments and county transportation commissions. Each county transportation commission is responsible for the coordination and submission of project nominations to SCAG from eligible entities from their respective counties. Local project sponsors should contact their respective county transportation commission regarding the project nomination process within their county.

SCAG will review project nominations submitted by the county transportation commissions against program criteria and develop a list of prioritized projects for approval by the SCAG Regional Council. Projects approved by SCAG for CRP funding must complete a Project Alignment Confirmation form and will subsequently be programmed in the Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP).

  • Solicitation for Nominations Opens: Jan. 4, 2024
  • Solicitation for Nominations Deadline: March 29, 2024
  • SCAG Regional Council Awards Funding: June 2024

2022 Award Recipients

On April 6, 2022, the SCAG Regional Council approved the 2022 CRP funding recommendations for $33.6 million across nine projects within the SCAG region.

Imperial County

  • Installation of Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations ($400,000)

Los Angeles County

  • Procurement of Battery Electric Buses, Charging Equipment, and Supporting Infrastructure ($17.9 million)

Orange County

  • Purchase of 40 Fuel Cell Electric Buses ($5.7 million)

Riverside County

  • Interstate 15 Express Lanes Project Southern Extension (Preliminary Engineering Phase) ($4 million)

San Bernardino County

  • City of Redlands: Redlands Regional Connector Project ($700,000)
  • City of Highland: Highland Regional Connector Project ($700,000)
  • City of Fontana: San Sevaine Trail ($2.7 million)

Ventura County

  • Port of Hueneme North Terminal Shore Power System ($400,000)
  • Microgrid for City of Thousand Oaks EV Bus Charging ($1 million)