San Francisco, California – The Bay Area Air Quality Management District said on Tuesday that grant funding applications are now open for public organizations and private businesses to help offset the cost of purchasing and installing public electric car charging stations.
In their Charge! program, the Air District will offer $7 million in grants to refund up to 80% of EV charging costs. The idea is to make the Bay Area’s goal of having 90% of all vehicles be electric by 2050 much more achievable.
Workplaces, transit parking lots, multi-unit residences, and major highways are all eligible for funding. To reach communities with limited electronic vehicle resources, the Air District will seek out projects in multi-unit residential facilities such as inexpensive and below market-rate housing complexes.
The deadline for applications is March 1, 2022.
At a webinar on Tuesday, December 14, officials from the Air District will offer additional information on the application process.