Incentives for Level 2 EV Chargers
Where Communities Live and Gather

$68,000,000 of Incentives are Offered Through Communities in Charge

Funding Wave 2 Closed on December 22, 2023. Join our mailing list for information on future funding.
$29,998,500 Reserved
$38,000,000 Available

Communities in Charge is California’s market-accelerating, light-duty electric vehicle (EV) charging incentive project funded by the California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program, implemented by CALSTART, and supported in partnership with GRID Alternatives and Tetra Tech. Communities in Charge is designed to transform EV accessibility, rapidly catalyze new markets, and swiftly deploy Level 2 EV charging stations.

Communities in Charge is built to scale as funding is made available and aims to help set participants up for success before, during, and after chargers are installed. The project integrates transparent participation requirements and technical assistance to help participants plan for a successful project. The project team will offer support and outreach for participants of various readiness levels, with financial incentives reserved for projects with the highest levels of readiness. Please visit the Eligibility section for more information on readiness tiers.

Who May Apply?

What is Level 2 Charging?

How Much are the Incentives?

Important News and Resources

  • Communities in Charge is not currently accepting new applications. Join our email list to stay up to date.

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  • Check out the resources section for tools to help you prepare for your project and application.

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  • Communities in Charge Videos and Webinars

Free Technical Assistance

GRID Alternatives provides no-cost technical assistance and application support for projects serving low-income, disadvantaged, and Tribal communities. Learn more about EV charging, review your property and program requirements, and get started on the next steps for a Communities in Charge application.

Assistance provided includes:

  • Free Technical Assistance Report
  • EVITP-certified contractor bid request template
  • IRA 30C tax credit resources
  • Application support

To request technical assistance, or for questions related to GRID’s offerings and support, email GRID using the “Get Technical Assistance” button.

California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) 2.0

For details on incentives toward DC Fast Charging sites, click here to visit the CALeVIP 2.0 Golden State Priority Project implemented by the Center For Sustainable Energy.

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