We recognize that EV charger installations require coordination across multiple organizations, which may be impacted by closures or reduced capacity due to COVID-19 concerns. If you anticipate delays beyond your project’s expiration date due to these issues, please contact us. Extensions will be granted on a case by case basis.

What are the applicant requirements?

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements and other provisions as required. 

  • Submit a SCIP application prior to purchasing and installing equipment and before rebate funds run out. Equipment purchased or installed prior to an application will not be eligible to receive a rebate. All project costs must be incurred after the Funds Reserved date. Any costs incurred prior to that date will not be eligible for SCIP rebate funds.
  • Be an authorized representative of a qualified commercial or public facility installation site. SCIP defines an authorized representative as a site owner or an individual who 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.
    • California businesses 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, applicants should contact the Secretary of State’s office as soon as possible. For more information, visit the Secretary of State’s website.
    • Businesses that are sole proprietorships or operating as DBA (Doing Business As) or under a fictitious business name, assumed business name or trade name cannot apply as a business and must instead apply as a sole proprietorship.
  • If applying as a California Native American Tribe, you must be a California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission. Information on California Native American Tribes is available at the Native American Heritage Commission website. 
  • Have the new DCFC(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.
  • The payment of prevailing wage rates is required in accordance with California Prevailing Wage law.
  • Ensure the charger(s) shall remain in service at the project site address for a minimum of 60 months.
  • Submit information to the Alternative Fuels Data Center station locator tool for all charging stations rebated through SCIP.
  • Submit five years of utilization data to CSE.
  • Complete the SCIP Installation Data form.
  • 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 the goals of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP).

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