California’s market accelerating, light-duty electric vehicle infrastructure incentive project.

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.

What is ‘Level 2 Charging’?

Do I Qualify for Funding Assistance?

What is ‘Level 2 Charging’?

Important News and Upcoming Events

  • Funding wave 2 has closed. Join our email list to stay up to date on future funding.

    December 22, 2023

  • Communities in Charge ‘How to Apply’ Funding Wave 2 Webinars

    December 13, 2022

  • Communities in Charge Cost Reimbursement Webinar

    December 13, 2022


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