SLO County EV & Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Programs
Information updated July 2, 2021.
CALeVIP South Central Coast Incentive Project Electric Vehicle Charger Program - Starting August 5, 2021
The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) South Central Coast Incentive Project, offering incentives for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure at publicly accessible sites, will be available in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties August 5, 2021. CALeVIP addresses regional needs for EV charging infrastructure throughout California, while supporting state goals to improve air quality, combat climate change and reduce petroleum use.
The program will be implemented by the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) and will provide up to $6,000 per connector for level 2 chargers and up to $80,000 per DC fast charger. For more information, or to apply for a grant, see the CALeVIP South Central Coast Incentive Project web site.
Funding is expected to go quickly.
Funded jointly by the CEC and local agencies such as SLO County APCD, 3C Energy and SLOCOG, and implemented by CSE, CALeVIP will provide $2.3 million in incentives to develop projects that meet current and future regional EV needs for Level 2 and DC fast charging in SLO County. The statewide efforts aim to provide a streamlined process for getting chargers installed to fill significant gaps in charging availability.
For more information, to subscribe to get the latest announcements, or to apply for a grant, please see the CALeVIP web site: https://calevip.org/
SLO County APCD Alt Fuel Infrastructure Grant Program
The SLO County APCD's Alt Fuel Infrastructure Grant Program provides funding for Electric Vehicle Charging and Natural Gas Fueling Stations in San Luis Obispo County.
This is a first-come, first-serve program and $78,000 is currently available for new, conversion of existing, and expansion to existing non-residential EV Charging and Natural Gas Fueling Stations.
Please note that before work commences on your alt fuel project, you must obtain all required land use permits from agencies needed to install and operate the installation. The installation must comply with all applicable rules and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. A copy of the finalized building permit must be provided to APCD before the grant project is paid.
The APCD Board has authorized additional grant funding from California Assembly Bill 617 - Community Air Grants Program. AB 617 seeks to ensure that all Californians benefit equitably from our State's air quality and climate efforts, especially those who live in the areas of California most severely impacted by air pollution.
Eligible projects for this funding, which will focus on under-served areas in our county, will be administered using the Carl Moyer grant program guidelines and include, but are not limited to the replacement of diesel equipment, including heavy-duty on-road vehicles (transit, waste haulers, and heavy-duty trucks), agricultural tractors and irrigation engines, construction equipment and transit and school buses.