Bolt is a nonprofit group focused on improving air quality within its community. Bolt has partnered with the local university to plan for and provide electric transportation for students on campus. Bolt and the university both primarily serve and are located within a disadvantaged community. Bolt should explore the following funding opportunities:
- Environmental and Climate Justice Block Grants: Because both Bolt and the local university are located in and serve a disadvantaged community, they can utilize Environmental and Climate Justice Block Grants to plan, purchase vehicles, and support workforce development for their electric fleet.
- Low or No Emission Vehicle Program (Low-No): Bolt and the local university can work in tandem with their local government to apply for the Federal Transit Authority’s low-no funding to purchase public electric transit buses. In addition to serving the wider community, these public transit buses can help students travel to and from campus.
- Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Tax Credit: The local university can qualify for the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Tax Credit as a tax-exempt entity through the direct pay option. Expanded charging on campus can support student EV drivers and support the university’s carbon neutrality goals.
Please note that the case study above is imaginary and that funding pathways will be updated by the EC monthly. Results are comprehensive but may not be reflective of imminent program changes. EV Funding Finder users should also be sure to inquire about state-specific incentives that could further support projects. For additional information on deadlines and RFPs, check out the Climate Program Portal.