CALSTART Rolls Out EV Charging Infrastructure Incentives Project


CALSTART has launched Communities in Charge, an incentives project funded by the California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program and supported by GRID Alternatives and Tetra Tech. 

The project is designed to transform electric vehicle charging accessibility and accelerate the market with the rapid installation of light-duty electric vehicle charging infrastructure across California.

Communities in Charge incentives are open to a wide variety of project sites, like schools, healthcare centers, local businesses and communities. Projects able to show a high degree of readiness and those located within disadvantaged or low-income communities will be prioritized for incentives.

To kick off the project, Communities in Charge is offering $30 million in incentives. Funding will remain open until May 8, 2023, at 5 p.m. PT. Applicants will be able to submit their application documents through an online incentive processing center during the announced application period. The project team will review applications once the funding lane closes and notify awarded recipients.

“CALSTART is incredibly excited to implement the Communities in Charge incentive project,” says Geoffrey Cook, CALSTART’s clean fuels and infrastructure deputy director. “To achieve the state’s aggressive goals and help communities realize a clean transportation future, these incentives are critical in accelerating the deployment of Level 2 EV chargers throughout California.”

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