Updated 7/17/2024

Install new electric charging infrastructure or expand capacity at an existing electric charging site. 

New 7/17/2024

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A competitive solicitation for electric charging infrastructure to support medium- and heavy-duty on-road vehicles, off-road equipment, marine vessels, and locomotives is now open. Up to $35 million is available for the installation of new - or the expansion of - public and non-publicly accessible electric chargers and infrastructure. Funding is for the installation and operation of permanent electric infrastructure that will spur the adoption of zero-emission vehicles and equipment in the Bay Area, expedite air quality improvements and the transition to zero-emission in Priority Communities, and be placed into service by early 2027. 

How to Apply

Visit our Apply for Funding web page to see which project categories are eligible for funding this cycle and to access the online application portal. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2024, at noon PDT.

Program Guidance

Applicants are encouraged to review the Program Guidance and available materials and to attend the webinar before applying. Further information about how to apply and required documents are available on the Apply for Funding web page.

Each site within a proposal will be evaluated independently. Sites that meet all basic eligibility requirements will compete based on the selection criteria listed in the Program Guidance and will be scored and ranked based on those criteria. Sites that meet the basic eligibility requirements will be recommended for funding in ranked order until all funds available under this solicitation are exhausted.

Required Documents

As outlined in the Solicitation Guidance, this solicitation requires the following documents to be submitted with the application:

Eligible Project Types

Eligible project types include publicly and non-publicly accessible electric charging infrastructure that supports the following:

  • On-road vehicles over 8,500 lbs. in gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), transit buses, and school buses
  • Off-road equipment, such as:
    • Agricultural tractors and equipment
    • Construction equipment
    • Transportation Refrigeration Units
    • Forklifts
    • Cargo Handling Equipment
    • Ground Support Equipment
    • Other applicable off-road equipment
  • Locomotives and Marine equipment
The Air District's Charge! Program offers funding for publicly accessible battery charging stations for stations that support light-duty vehicles (GVWR 8,500 pounds and lighter). 

Key Eligibility Criteria

  • Infrastructure must be located within the Air District’s jurisdiction.
  • Public and private entities that have a Taxpayer Identification Number are eligible to apply. 
  • Applicants must either own the land or have legal control where the project will be located for the duration of the project term.
  • Applicants must be in and maintain compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances, and building code regulations (see box with CARB contact information at the end of this section).
  • To be eligible, projects must be voluntary (not required or mandated by regulation).
  • For battery-charging infrastructure: chargers must be Level 2 or higher.
  •  Applicants must submit an application, be awarded, and enter into a grant agreement with the Air District prior to starting their projects. Projects that have started (e.g., order or deposit placed) prior to the funding agreement will be disqualified.

Interested applicants should review the equipment type specific web pages for additional potential requirements.

CARB Contact Information

Questions about California Air Resources Board regulations or compliance should be directed to CARB staff at 1-800-242-4450 or

General Project Requirements

  • Eligible projects will have a usage or fueling requirement over their project term.
  • Installation work must be performed by a licensed contractor.
  • Equipment and parts must be new and not remanufactured or refurbished.
  • Publicly accessible infrastructure must have a 95 percent uptime with 24/7 customer service available onsite, via toll-free telephone number. 
  • A warranty on the infrastructure equipment may be required.
  • Detailed quotes (e.g., breakdown of parts, labor, taxes, shipping, and other costs and fees) are required as part of the application.
  • Applicants must not make binding financial commitments or orders before a grant agreement with the Air District is executed. 

Eligible Costs

  • Design and engineering.
  • Equipment (e.g., charging/fueling units, energy storage equipment, meter/data loggers, shipping, sales tax, on-site power generation such as wind and solar).
  • Installation, permitting, environmental consulting, and other applicable fees and costs directly related to the project. 

Funding Sources

The Air District may use one or more of these funding sources for infrastructure projects.

If you are applying for Air District funding and pursuing additional funding from other sources, you must note this in your application. Funding for infrastructure projects may also be offered by PG&E. 

Workshops and Events

A webinar was held on June 25, 2024, for interested parties to learn about the program requirements and application process. Visit our Apply for Funding web page to view the webinar recording and presentation slides.


Applicants may submit written questions by e-mail to the Air District at with the subject line: Infrastructure Solicitation Question. Answers to questions will be posted on the Infrastructure Solicitation website every two weeks until July 10, 2024. Questions received after the deadline may be answered at the Air District’s discretion.

As this is a competitive solicitation, Air District staff will not be holding individual meetings with applicants regarding their specific projects. Non-technical questions (e.g., questions concerning application format requirements or attachment instructions) may be submitted by email to at any time prior to noon PDT the day before the application deadline date.

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Last Updated: 7/17/2024