Charge Program

Expanding access to electric vehicle charging stations.

Announcement:

The Fiscal Year Ending (FYE) 2022 Charge! Program is now closed and the results are posted below. Existing applicants can access their application in the Grantee Portal.


 Grantee Portal 

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. At the end of 2021, there were more than 266,000 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

The Air District’s FYE 2022 Charge! Program is now closed and applications are no longer being accepted. The FYE 2022 Charge! Program was a competitive solicitation, and the Air District reviewed, scored, and ranked all grant applications to determine awardees. The solicitation results can be found on the 2022 Charge! Program rank list.

A total $7 million in grant funding was available for organizations, including governments, businesses, and nonprofits. The 2022 Charge! Program was a competitive solicitation and all complete applications were scored and ranked. The Air District prioritized projects that will install EV charging at multi-unit dwellings and projects located in Bay Area Environmental Justice communities.

Interested partners list

The Air District posted an interested partner list (linked above) to connect prospective project applicants and site hosts for the FYE 2022 Charge! Program.  

Questions & Answers

A program webinar was held on Tuesday December 14, 2021 to provide an overview of this solicitation and answer questions from interested parties—see recording and slides linked above. Responses to all the written questions received during the FYE 2022 Charge! Program application period are posted on this program web page.

This web page will be updated with additional information on future solicitations. Use the form at the bottom of the page to sign up for the email Charge! Program email list.

Resources

Reports

  • All reports are being accepted through the Fluxx Grants Management System. If you’re an existing grantee, please contact to request your account login information.

Did you know that you may qualify for Low Carbon Fuel Standard, or LCFS, credits to help offset the cost of operating the charging stations? For more information, please visit the California Air Resources Board LCFS Electricity and Hydrogen Provisions web page.

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Last Updated: 6/8/2022