Voltland successfully submitted a National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) plan to electrify the state’s corridors and heard from a number of stakeholder groups that the state should locate additional electric vehicles (EV) charging infrastructure in low-income and disadvantaged communities. Voltland is aware that, to accomplosh that goal, it needs EV charging at multi-unit dwellings, long-dwell time locations in low-income and disadvantaged communities and charging along streetlights. Eager to align with Justice40 goals, Voltland can:
- Apply for the $2.5 billion Discretionary Grant Program for Charging and Fueling Infrastructure and partner with cities and local governments to place EV charging at multi-unit dwellings, since 50% of the grant program is dedicated to low-income and rural areas.
- Partner with local communities on the Neighborhood Access and Equity grant program and apply for the nearly $1.26 billion set aside specifically for economically disadvantaged communities. (The program funds total $3 billion.)
- Apply for the $7 billion funding stream through one part of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, of which states are eligible recipients, for technical assistance in planning for the deployment of EV charging infrastructure in low-income areas. The funding can be used both for EV charging infrastructure and for future-proofing certain multi-unit dwelling locations.
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.