Electric Vehicle Charging Grant for Local Governments
Electric Vehicle charging stations bring in business to towns and companies that have them available. EV charging stations attract high-paying customers and increase dwell time as well. Plus, they showcase that the town or city is a leader in clean energy. EV drivers go where charging stations are available which can draw them to your town and in turn boost your economy. The DEC is now offering a grant to make bringing EV chargers to your town more affordable, so you can reap all the benefits of being an EV friendly destination.
The grant has a total of $2.5 million in funds available. The grant funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and are available to municipalities that installed (or will install) electric vehicle charging stations that are Level 2 or direct current fast charge.
The electric vehicle charging station must also be included as qualified in either the NYSERDA Charge Ready NY Program or the New York State Office of General Services EVSE and Network Services State Contract.
A 20% local match based on total project cost is required. Maximum grant amount for any facility (location) is $250,000 and to any one municipality is $500,000. There is no minimum award amount and charging hubs consisting of multiple units are eligible. Also, the NYSERDA ChargeReady Program and the DEC ZEV Infrastructure program may NOT be utilized together for the same electric vehicle charging station installation project.
The DEC is accepting applications for the Municipal ZEV Infrastructure Grant Program on a rolling basis through 4:00 pm on May 29, 2020 or until funding is exhausted, whichever occurs first. Eligibility for equipment, installation, electricity, and site preparation expenses for projects that started on June 1, 2018 or after.
Is your town or municipality interested in utilizing this grant for electric vehicle charging stations? Apex Solar Power can help you through the process. Reach out to us today to get started and make your town a model for green practices!