Grant opportunities

Grants, grant matching and grant writing support is available for electric transportation projects in Oregon.

Oregon electric mobility grants can cover up to 100% of the eligible costs of studying, planning, promoting or deploying electric transportation technology and projects.

Grant matching and grant writing support are also available to non-residential customers who are pursuing EV-related projects. 

Questions? Email plugin@pacificpower.net.

Apply for an Oregon electric mobility grant

    Electric mobility grant funding is available to non-residential customers in Oregon. Funding awards will cover up to 100% of the eligible costs associated with studying, planning, promoting, or deploying electric transportation technology and projects. 

    The grants are designed to support projects that advance electric transportation in underserved communities, including areas without ample access to public charging.

    Funding for this grant is made possible by the Oregon Clean Fuels Program administered by the state Department of Environmental Quality. The goal of the Clean Fuels Program is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Oregon’s transportation fuels. 

    Timeline

    Applications open May 1, 2022
    Applications due August 31, 2022
    Selection and notification Recipients notified of awards in November 2022

    Grant recipients will complete projects within 18 months from the date of award. Recipients may request an up-front payment of 75% of the total project amount, and 25% as the project is completed. (Please indicate your funding preference in the application.) 

    Eligibility

    ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

    INELIGIBLE EXPENSES

    Costs associated with studying, planning, promoting and marketing, or deploying electric transportation infrastructure, technology, vehicle purchase or lease and projects. Projects must benefit residential customers. Other eligible expenses include: 

    • Project management costs
    • Upfront network subscription costs
    • Co-marketing project with Pacific Power

    Ongoing operations and maintenance costs, energy costs, insurance, ongoing network subscription or other software costs, private fleet costs, auxiliary equipment costs (e.g., solar systems, battery storage systems) and costs that would occur without the project (e.g., staff salaries, landscaping, information technology network enhancements).

    For more requirements, please review the funding evaluation criteria for Oregon grants.

    Requirements

    All Pacific Power customers in Oregon on a non-residential electric service schedule are eligible to apply for program funds with preference given to community-focused organizations, such as 501(c)(3); city, county and regional governments with demonstrated need for funding; and nonprofit organizations and governmental entities serving or representing traditionally underserved communities and Pacific Power residential customers. Non-residential includes multi-unit dwelling sites on a non-residential electric schedule. To be considered, applicants must:

    • Submit an application and supporting documentation to ensure project feasibility accuracy of project cost estimates.
    • Demonstrate need for project funding.
    • Participate in data sharing and program evaluation activities, such as surveys and questionnaires.

    To find out more, please review:

    Funding evaluation criteria

    Technical Requirements

    Supplemental Information

Apply for Oregon grant matching support

Grant matching support funds are also available to non-residential customers in Oregon who are planning to secure additional funding to support Pacific Power customers with EV-related projects. Grant matching support is designed to offset the costs projects related to transportation electrification. Support may cover up to 100% of eligible costs requested through Pacific Power. Applicants for grant matching support should review the eligibility requirements, definitions, and terms and conditions before applying. The applicant will need to share plans to pursue and secure additional funding, the project and how it would benefit Pacific Power customers, and a demonstrated need for grant matching support.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. 

Eligible Expenses

  • Support may cover up to 100% of eligible costs requested through Pacific Power.
  • Costs associated with studying, planning, promoting and marketing, or deploying electric transportation infrastructure, technology, vehicle purchase or lease and projects. Projects must benefit residential customers. Other eligible expenses include: 
    • Project management costs
    • Upfront network subscription costs
    • Co-marketing project with Pacific Power

Ineligible Expenses

Ongoing operations and maintenance costs, energy costs, insurance, ongoing network subscription or other software costs, private fleet costs, auxiliary equipment costs (e.g., solar systems, battery storage systems) and costs that would occur without the project (e.g., staff salaries, landscaping, information technology network enhancements).

All Pacific Power customers in Oregon on a non-residential electric service schedule are eligible to apply for program funds with preference given to community-focused organizations, such as 501(c)(3); city, county and regional governments with demonstrated need for funding; and nonprofit organizations and governmental entities serving or representing traditionally underserved communities and Pacific Power residential customers. Non-residential includes multi-unit dwelling sites on a non-residential electric schedule. To be considered, applicants must:

  • Submit an application and supporting documentation to ensure project feasibility accuracy of project cost estimates.
  • Demonstrate need for project funding.
  • Participate in data sharing and program evaluation activities, such as surveys and questionnaires.

Apply for grant writing support

Microgrants are available for grant writing support for non-residential customers to apply to EV-related grants to support Pacific Power customers. Applicants will need to demonstrate how the project would result if that grant were secured and how it would benefit Pacific Power customers, and a demonstrated need for grant writing support.

Applications are accepted on a olling basis until funds are exhausted. 

Eligible Expenses

Support may cover up to 100% of costs associated with internal or external support to write and develop a grant proposal. In order to receive the final grant writing support payment, a copy of the completed intended grant application must be sent to Pacific Power.

All Pacific Power customers in Oregon on a non-residential electric service schedule are eligible to apply for program funds with preference given to community-focused organizations, such as 501(c)(3); city, county and regional governments with demonstrated need for funding; and nonprofit organizations and governmental entities serving or representing traditionally underserved communities and Pacific Power residential customers. Non-residential includes multi-unit dwelling sites on a non-residential electric schedule. To be considered, applicants must:

  • Submit an application
  • Demonstrate need for grant writing support

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