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Draft Guidance and Feedback Form

In advance of the solicitation, the VW administrator developed a draft guidance document and sought comments from interested parties. To review the draft guidance, download it here.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.

Webinars

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For more details on eligibility, please see the draft guidance.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.

Timeline


Draft Guidance Release and Feedback period: December 23, 2020 – January 28th, 2021

Solicitation Opens:  First quarter of 2021

Solicitation Closes:  60 days after opening

Resources

Pre-solicitation draft guidance webinar #2, January 21, 2021 (recording, presentation)


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Have questions? Please contact us via e-mail at: CaliforniaVWTrust@baaqmd.gov or by phone at: 1-844-9VW-FUND.

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