Oregon Electric Vehicle Charging Station Grants

Grants for electric vehicle charging infrastructure are available to non-residential customers in Oregon. We will begin accepting applications for funding cycle 2 on January 15, 2019.

Projects are selected quarterly through a competitive evaluation process.

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Grant Cycle 2: Timeline

Month 1: Application and solicitation
Applications open January 15, 2019
Month 2: Applications submitted Applications due February 15, 2019
Month 3: Selection and notification Projects notified of grant award in March 2019

Funding awards will cover up to 100 percent of the eligible costs to purchase and install charging stations. Funding is limited through the end of 2019 and capped at $1.45 million in total grant funding.

Eligible Expenses

Ineligible Expenses

Capital expenses directly associated with the installation of EV chargers, such as hardware and installation costs, make-ready costs and upfront software license costs. Vehicle purchase or lease, project management costs, ongoing operations and maintenance costs, energy costs, ongoing network subscription or other software costs, and site and infrastructure improvements that would occur without the installation of EVSE (e.g., landscaping, information technology network enhancements).

Costs associated with outreach and education (e.g., signage, educational workshops) may be considered for funding.

Recipient Requirements

All non-residential Pacific Power customers in Oregon are eligible to apply for program funds with preference given to community-focused organizations, such as 501(c)(3) and city, county and regional governments.

To be considered, applicants must:

  • Submit a plan to ensure EVSE reliability and utilization over the life of the equipment;
  • Provide a site feasibility assessment to ensure project feasibility and accuracy of project cost estimates;
  • Provide interval charging data and information on driver pricing structure, if applicable, to Pacific Power on a regular basis for the life of the project;
  • Install permanent, Pacific Power approved signage to increase awareness and understanding of the benefits and opportunities for transportation electrification, the electric vehicle charging grants, and other available Pacific Power transportation electrification resources;
  • Participate in program evaluation activities, such as surveys and questionnaires; and
  • Transfer any Oregon Clean Fuel Program credits from project to Pacific Power.

More Information

Grant Application – Sample

We will begin accepting applications for funding cycle 2 on January 15, 2019

See sample application from the previous funding cycle: Oregon Electric Vehicle Charging Station Grant Application