Status: The application period is currently open for infrastructure projects.
The Sac Metro Air District can help fund alternative fueling and charging infrastructure via the Carl Moyer Program and Community Air Protection Incentive Program. Infrastructure incentives are for natural gas and hydrogen fueling stations, and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), also referred to as battery electric vehicle charging stations. Applicants that are interested in applying for EVSE incentive funding are encouraged to prepare now. A quick guide and series of steps to our EVSE program can be found here.
Your local Utility Company may have additional funding that can be stacked with our programs. All funding amounts cannot exceed the cost of the infrastructure. Other limitations may apply and will be evaluated during the application review process.
PGE -EV Fleet Ready
SMUD - Going Green
2017 Moyer Guidelines
Community Air Protection
State Funding Cap
Maximum Eligible Cost
State Funding Cap
Any infrastructure project3
Any infrastructure Project located at a sensitive receptor1
Projects with Solar/Wind Power Systems2
Public School Bus Battery Charging and Alternative Fueling
Additional Incentive for Projects Also Serving a Port/Railyard/Freight Facility
1 Sensitive receptors include schools, hospitals, daycare centers, and such other locations as the air districts or CARB may determine ((H&SC § 42705.5(a)(5)).
2 Projects that include Solar/Wind Power systems must be capable of supplying at least 50% of the estimated electricity output of the EVSE. Applicants that include on-site renewable generation must provide a methodology for estimating the total energy provided for vehicle charging from the system to determine whether the generation meets the 50% requirement. Projects not connected to the electrical grid will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may not be eligible for funding.
3 Funding priority is given to projects operating and/or registered in a disadvantaged community as identified by CalEnviroScreen 4.0 and the designated Community Air Protection Air Monitoring Community.
1. Cost of design and engineering a. (i.e., labor, site preparation, Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility, signage). 2. Cost of equipment a. (e.g., charging/fueling units, electrical parts, materials). 3. Cost of installation directly related to the construction of the station. 4. Meter/data loggers. 5. On-site power generation system that fuels or powers covered sources a. (i.e., solar and wind power generation equipment). 6. Federal, Sales and other taxes 7. Shipping and delivery costs
1. Upgrades to existing infrastructure that do not increase output capacity 2. Fuel and energy costs. 3. Non-essential equipment hardware. 4. Operation cost a. (e.g., operational fees, maintenance, repairs, improvements, spare parts). 5. Extended warranty. 6. Insurance. 7. Data collection and reporting. 8. Grantee administrative costs. 9. Travel/lodging.
10. Employee training and salaries. 11. Legal fees. 12. Real estate property purchases/leases. 13. Performance bond costs. 14. Construction management. 15. Stormwater plan costs. 16. Security costs. 17. Testing and soil sampling 18. Hazardous materials, including permitting, handling, and disposal.
Online applications will become available on November 1, 2022, and will need to be submitted electronically. Applicants are highly encouraged to start preparing now to ensure the best possible funding opportunities.
Don't forget to review the application checklist with your application!
California Energy Commission: https://www.energy.ca.gov/programs-and-topics/programs
Sac to Zero: https://sactozero.com/
Charge Hub: https://chargehub.com/en/charging-stations-map.html
Plug In America: https://pluginamerica.org/get-equipped/find-an-ev-charging-station/
California Fuel Cell Partnership: https://cafcp.org/