Light-Duty Zero-Emission Infrastructure, Electric
Light Duty Zero-Emission Infrastructure, Electric
The Volkswagen Light Duty Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program, a statewide program funding electric vehicle infrastructure, is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2021. $5 million in Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust funding will be available to purchase and install new charging stations for battery electric vehicles while:
· Directing a minimum of 50% of funds to disadvantaged and low-income communities; and
· Expanding EV charging access state-wide and closing geographic gaps in coverage.
Draft Guidance and Feedback Form
In advance of the solicitation, the VW administrator developed a draft guidance document and sought comments from interested parties. To review the draft guidance, download it here. The Deadline to give feedback was January 28th, 2021.
The pre-solicitation webinars have concluded. Recordings of the webinars and copies of the presentations are posted in the “Resources” section for on-demand viewing.
Eligibility Criteria and Award limits
Funding will be awarded via a competitive solicitation. Table 1 below provides information on funding caps, which are based on whether stations are publicly accessible and whether they are installed at a property that is government- or privately-
owned. For stations that are not publicly accessible, only stations that are installed at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings are eligible.
Table 1: Eligible applicants and award limits
|Are stations publicly accessible?||Property Type||Maximum Funding|
|No||Workplaces and Multi-Unit Dwellings||Up to 60% of eligible costs|
|Yes||Government-owned properties||Up to 100% of eligible costs|
|Privately owned properties, including non-profits||Up to 80% of eligible costs|
For more details on eligibility, please see the draft guidance.
Additional requirements and scoring criteria will be announced with the release of the solicitation package, available during the first quarter of 2021.
Draft Guidance Release and Feedback period: December 23, 2020 – January 28th, 2021
Solicitation Opens: First quarter of 2021
Solicitation Closes: 60 days after opening
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Have questions? Please contact us via e-mail at: CaliforniaVWTrust@baaqmd.gov or by phone at: 1-844-9VW-FUND.