Electric transportation grants

Grants for electric vehicle projects are available to non-residential customers. Requirements vary by state.

  • Oregon Electric Mobility Grants: A new option, these funding awards can cover up to 100% of the eligible costs of studying, planning, promoting or deploying electric transportation technology and projects.
  • Washington & California grants: Grants for electric vehicle charging infrastructure can cover up to 100% of the eligible costs to purchase and install charging stations. 

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Find out about electric charging station grants

    Overview

    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. 

    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. 

    Applications are no longer being accepted.

    Timeline

    Applications are no longer being accepted

    Applications open June 1, 2020
    Applications due August 31, 2020
    Selection and notification Recipients notified of awards in October 2020

    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. 

    Eligibility

    ELIGIBLE EXPENSES INELIGIBLE EXPENSES

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

    • Project management costs

    • Upfront network subscription costs

    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 systSems)  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) and city, county, and regional governments with demonstrated need for funding. Non-profit 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

    Timeline

    GRANT CYCLE 9: TIMELINE    
    Month 1: Applications
      Applications open October 15, 2020
    Month 2: Applications submitted   Applications due November 15, 2020
    Month 3: Selection and notification   Projects notified of grant award in December 2020

    Eligibility

    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).

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

    Requirements

    Non-residential Pacific Power customers 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.

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

    Timeline

    GRANT CYCLE 9: TIMELINE    
    Month 1: Applications
      Applications open October 15, 2020
    Month 2: Applications submitted   Applications due November 15, 2020
    Month 3: Selection and notification   Projects notified of grant award in December 2020

    Eligibility

    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).

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

    Requirements

    Non-residential Pacific Power customers 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.

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

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