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Mar 01

Air district announces $6 million in grant funds for EV charging stations

Posted on March 1, 2021 at 7:45 pm by Clay Curtin

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is offering grant funding to increase access to electric vehicle charging stations at workplaces, multifamily dwelling units and public locations. The Charge! Program helps offset the purchase and installation costs for new publicly accessible EV chargers. A total of $6 million in grant funding is available, with applications due March 18.

Applicants must attend a pre-application workshop before submitting an application. The next workshop is March 2, 2021, at 1 p.m., with online registration. Please visit the Charge! Program website for more information about the grant.

The Charge! Program can help our community achieve one of its 2030 Climate Action Plan goals to expand EV charging infrastructure, especially in existing multifamily buildings. The transportation sector is Menlo Park's largest source of carbon emissions and these emissions trap heat inside the atmosphere. Transitioning from gasoline vehicles to electric ones would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and save money.

The City’s electric vehicle webpage provides several federal, state and local resources to help potential EV buyers make informed decisions on their next car purchases.