Funding Opportunity: 2017 Charge! Program

(February 28, 2017) The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) is accepting applications for the 2017 Charge! Program, an incentive program that offers grant funding to help offset a portion of the cost of purchasing, installing, and operating new publicly available charging stations at qualifying facilities within the Air District’s jurisdiction.

The goal of the Charge! Program is to rapidly expand access to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in order to accelerate the Bay Area’s adoption of EVs and ultimately achieve the region’s EV deployment goals of 110,000 EVs by 2020, and 247,000 by 2025. As of December 2016, there are 83,000 EVs registered to Bay Area drivers.

Both public and private entities are eligible to apply. For 2017, $5 million is allocated to this program, and awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-application Workshops and How to Apply
Applicants must attend at least one mandatory pre-application workshop before submitting an application. Each workshop will cover Charge! Program Requirements, the application process and evaluation criteria, and grantee/project sponsor’s administrative requirements. The following workshops have been scheduled:

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 3 – 4 PM (Register)
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 2 – 3 PM (Register)
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 11AM – noon (Register)

Each workshop will be held online via webinar and is limited to 100 attendees. Registration is required. Based on demand, additional workshops may be scheduled in the future. Notices about additional pre-application workshops will be sent via email to parties that have signed up to receive free TFCA email alerts.

Application deadline is May, 22, 2017.

To Learn More About This Opportunity
Visit the Charge! website at to obtain a full set of program requirements.

For additional information about this program, contact Ken Mak, Acting Supervising Staff Specialist at or (415) 749-8660.