Interested in Going Electric? Grants Available for EV, Charging Stations

May 16, 2023 Noraly Sainz

Interested in Going Electric? Grants Available for EV, Charging Stations

In an effort to help improve air quality and protect the community’s health, Uplift San Bernardino at the Making Hope Happen Foundation has partnered with Green Paradigm Consulting  and Grid Alternatives to connect residents to grant opportunities for those looking to switch to electric vehicles.

There are several opportunities currently available for state and federal grants for electric vehicles and charging stations.

Our partners can provide information about specific program criteria and deadlines and help interested persons apply.  The shared goal is to get as much clean air funding as possible into our City.   For more information and to apply, please reach out to [email protected].

Here are a few of the programs currently open:

Replace Your Ride—Air District program for individual drivers–exchange your 2008 or older car for a clean hybrid or plug in car.  Funding up to $9,500 per new or used vehicle.  No deadline

Communities in Charge—State program for businesses, multi-family housing sites, schools.  Install Level 2 chargers at your location.  Up to $7,000 per charger. Deadline May 6, 2023

Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI)—federal program for underserved communities to install charging.  We are considering an community application from the San Bernardino.  Let us know if you are interested. Deadline May 30, 2023.

Energiize—State program for fleet charging infrastructure.  Must have existing electric fleet vehicles or plans to lease/purchase electric fleet vehicles. Re-opens later in 2023

CALeVIP 2.0—State program for publicly available charging in disadvantaged (DAC) or low-income (LIC) census tracts. Up to 50% of project cost subject to caps.  Recent program closed; will re-open again later in the year. Prioritizes shovel-ready projects.