The Charge! Program provides grant funding to offset the cost of purchasing and installing new publicly accessible (multi-unit dwelling located projects are not subject to public accessibility requirements) chargers for light-duty electric vehicles (EVs) at workplaces, destinations, transit parking locations, along transportation corridors, and at multi-unit dwelling facilities. The goal of the Charge! Program is to rapidly expand access to EV charging stations to help achieve the Bay Area’s EV-adoption goals of 90 percent of the overall vehicle fleet by 2050. As of the end of 2020, there were more than 210,000 EVs registered to Bay Area drivers. This program has been funded through the Air District’s Transportation Fund for Clean Air Regional Fund and Mobile Source Incentive Fund which provides grants to improve air quality within the nine-county Bay Area by reducing emissions of pollutants from on-road vehicles, and may include additional funding sources as available.
FYE 2022 Charge! Program
Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2022, 5:00 PM PT. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Danny Fung at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A total $7 million in grant funding will be available for organizations, including governments, businesses, and nonprofits. Charge! will be a competitive solicitation and all complete applications will be scored and ranked. The Air District will prioritize projects that install EV charging at multi-unit dwellings and projects located in Bay Area Environmental Justice communities.