What are the applicant requirements?

Eligible applicants must meet requirements that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Submit a FCIP application before equipment purchase and installation dates and prior to exhaustion of available rebate funds. Equipment purchased or installed prior to application will not be eligible to receive a rebate.
  • Be an authorized representative of a qualified commercial, workplace, multi-unit dwelling or public facility installation site. FCIP defines an authorized representative as a site owner or an individual that has received permission from the site owner to apply on behalf of a qualified site.
  • Be a business or government entity that is based in California or has a California-based affiliate at the time of application.
    1. California business entities and non-California business entities that conduct intrastate business in California and are required to register with the California Secretary of State must do so and be in good standing in order to receive a rebate. If not currently registered with the California Secretary of State, applicants should contact the Secretary of State’s Office as soon as possible. For more information, visit the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.ca.gov.
    2. Sole proprietorships and DBA’s (Doing Business As; also, called fictitious business name, assumed business name or trade name) cannot apply as a business and must instead apply as a sole proprietorship.
  • Have the new Level 2 electric vehicle charger(s) installed by a qualified and licensed contractor in accordance with all local, state and federal codes and permitting and inspection requirements.
  • Obtain any required permits and comply with all applicable federal, state and municipal laws, rules, codes and regulations for work performed for the rebate.
  • Ensure the charger(s) shall remain in service at the project site address for a minimum of twelve (12) months.
  • Submit information to the Alternative Fuels Data Center station locator tool for all chargers rebated through FCIP.
  • Submit one (1) year of utilization data to CSE.
  • Be available for follow-up inspection if requested by CSE or the Energy Commission.
  • Energy Commission reserves the right to request voluntary participation from rebate recipients in ongoing research efforts that support FCIP goals.

Detailed information about these requirements and the processes associated with them can be found in the FCIP Implementation Manual