The MPCA is now accepting applications to install Level 2 EV charging stations in public places, workplaces, and multiunit dwellings. The approximately $664,000 in grant funds aim to reduce tailpipe emissions, including greenhouse gas emissions, in the state and improve air quality and public health by increasing the use of electric vehicles in place of gas-powered cars.
The maximum amount available is $7,500 for a single-port station and $15,000 per dual-port station installation. The maximum award per application is $150,000. Projects must include a minimum of two charging station units. The charging stations do not have to be in the same location, although, each location must have a minimum of two charging ports. Grantees will be required to provide a cash match for a percentage of the equipment cost. The grant funds come from Minnesota’s share of the national Volkswagen (VW) settlement.
More information on the grant and links to the application materials can be found on the grant webpage. You'll also find details on accessing an online training designed to assist applicants. This information session will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Applications for this grant program are due no later than 4:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Grant awardees will need to be registered in SWIFT so please review all information carefully and sign up early!
Questions? Applicants who have any questions regarding this RFP must email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: “FY23 EV charging” no later than 4:30 p.m. CT on February 8, 2023. Answers to questions will be posted frequently in the SWIFT Supplier Portal.