L2 Funding Available

Southern California Level 2 Incentive Project

Level 2 Chargers
Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties
Level 2 up to $6,000 per Connector, DCFC up to $80,000 per Charger

TIN caps are waived for this project. Applicant organizations are no longer subject to the previous limit to maximum amount of Project funds reserved on active and on-hold applications. For more information on previous limits, please reference the Implementation Manual.


Available Funding

Funding is displayed in real time for the Southern California Level 2 Incentive Project.

Provisionally reserved funds represent applications that are currently under review to move to reserved funds.

Project Overview

The Southern California Level 2 Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties– with a total of $23 million in available incentive funds.

The Southern California Level 2 Incentive Project is presented in partnership with Clean Power Alliance (CPA).
CPA Clean Power Alliance logo
CEC logo

Eligible Rebates for Level 2 Chargers:

Eligible Rebates Amount per Connector
Base Rebate Up to $3,500, or 75% of project costs, whichever is less
Disadvantaged Community (DAC) or Low-Income Community (LIC) Additional $500
Multi-unit dwelling (MUD) site Additional $2,000

Please note: If the site qualifies as both a DAC and LIC, each Level 2 connector is only eligible for an additional $500.

A minimum of 60% of funding in each county is required to be invested in DAC/LIC applications.

All final rebate amounts are determined by the total eligible project costs. Find out more about eligible site types and eligible rebate amounts for DAC/LIC and non-DAC/LIC applicants in the FAQ section.

You will need the following to begin your application:

  • Authority to apply — All applicants must submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days of applying
  • Installation site address
  • TIN/EIN for recipient of rebate check

Requirements & Additional Information

Eligibility Requirements

Project cost requirements:

  • All costs may be incurred starting February 7, 2022 but are incurred at your own risk prior to the date your funds are reserved (e.g., application may be determined ineligible, or funds may be unavailable at time of application)
  • Rebates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis

Applicant requirements:

  • Be a site owner or their authorized agent with a Site Verification Form submitted within five calendar days of application date
  • Be a business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate
  • Must have a valid California Business License, except public agencies (e.g. municipalities) and Joint Powers Authority agencies.
  • To be eligible for Clean Power Alliance(CPA) funding, be a CPA customer with an installation site in Los Angeles County.

Installation requirements:

  • Use Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP) certified electricians for the installation of the EV chargers:
    • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure and equipment up to 24.9 kilowatts on customer side of meter is to be installed by a contractor with the appropriate license classification and at least one electrician on each crew, at all times during work hours, who holds EVITP certification
    • If the electric vehicle charging supports a charging port supplying 25 kilowatts or more, at least 25 percent of the total electricians working on each crew, at all times during work hours, must hold EVITP certification.
  • One member of each crew may be both the contractor and the EVITP certified electrician.

Installation site requirements:

  • Located in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or San Bernardino Counties
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: commercial (public availability), workplace (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), multi-unit dwelling (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), or curbside charging
  • Single family residence and assigned parking installations are NOT eligible.

Equipment requirements:

Level 2 Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum two-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 6.2 kW or greater per connector
  • Use an open standard protocol as a basic framework for purposes of network interoperability.
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
  • Must be listed by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program (NRTL).
  • Equipment must be registered on the CALeVIP project webpage and listed in the application;
    • To list eligible equipment, manufacturers must submit a completed online equipment form.
Download
/sites/default/files/docs/southern-california-level-2/implementation-manual.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/southern-california-level-2/site-verification-form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/southern-california-level-2/SCIPL2_Eligible_Equipment.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/southern-california-level-2/sample-supporting-documents.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/Low-Carbon-Fuel-Standard-Overview.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Invoice_Template.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_job_site_installation_form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Non_Permanent_Structure_Compliance_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_extension_policy.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/California_EVCS_Regulations_Guide.pdf
/sites/default/files/2022-02/infrastructure-support-for-commercial-ev-charging-projects.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/southern-california-level-2/Permit-Utility-Resource-Guide.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Network_Agreement_Acknowledgment_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Serial_Number_Form.pdf

Eligible Equipment Costs

Eligible Costs

The following equipment and costs are eligible for rebate funds:

  • Electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)
  • Transformer
  • Electric Panels
  • Energy storage equipment
  • All-inclusive solar EV charging systems
  • Installation costs (labor and materials)
  • Utility service order
  • Planning and engineering design costs
  • Project signage
  • Network agreement with network provider
  • Extended warranties
  • Stub-outs
  • Design, engineering, and utility service costs,
  • Required ADA upgrades to site due to project, but not to include or cover upgrades of existing ADA non-compliance, and
  • Demand management equipment

Permits as required by authorities having jurisdiction are not eligible costs.
Rebate funds do not cover standalone solar panels.

Application Process

It's easy, just follow the steps below to apply for your rebate:

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.

2. Apply online. Note: all costs can be incurred (at applicant’s risk) starting February 7, 2022.

3. Upload and submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.

4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 270 calendar days (9 months) to complete your project.

5. Upload and submit required Evidence of Permit submittal or, if upgraded or new utility service is required for the project, Utility Service Design submittal documents within 60 calendar days of the Funds Reserved date to avoid application cancellation.

6. Submit your remaining installation documents online for CSE review and processing.

7. Receive your rebate check in the mail within 15 business days of application approval.

Call us at (213) 394-0985 or email southern-california-level-2-calevip@energycenter.org.

Alameda County Incentive Project

Level 2 chargers & DC fast chargers (DCFC)
Alameda County
Level 2 up to $6,000 per Connector, DCFC up to $80,000 per Charger

Available Funding

Funding is displayed in real time for the Alameda County Incentive Project.

Provisionally reserved funds represent applications that are currently under review to move to reserved funds.

Project Overview

The Alameda County Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Alameda County– with a total of $17.3 million in available incentive funds.

EBCE logo

The Alameda County Incentive Project is presented in partnership with East Bay Community Energy (EBCE).

Eligible Rebates for Level 2 Chargers:

Eligible Rebates for Level 2 Chargers Amount per Connector
Base Rebate Up to $3,500, or 75% of project costs, whichever is less
Disadvantaged Community (DAC), Low-Income Community (LIC), or Affordable Housing Additional $500
Multi-unit dwelling (MUD) site Additional $2,000

Please note: If the site qualifies as both a DAC and LIC, each Level 2 connector is only eligible for an additional $500.

Eligible Rebates for DC Fast Chargers:

DCFC Power Level General Market Rebate per Active Connector DAC/LIC Rebate per Active Connector
50 kW - 99.99 kW Up to $30,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less Up to $40,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less
100 kW+ Up to $60,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less Up to $80,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less

A minimum of 50% of funding is required to be invested in DAC/LIC applications. This minimum investment is by technology type (DCFC, Level 2).

A minimum of 50% of DCFC funding is required to be invested in MUD Hotspots. This minimum investment is by technology type (DCFC).

Applicants can see whether they’re located in a MUD Hotspot by visiting: MUD Hotspot Interactive Map.

All final rebate amounts are determined by the total eligible project costs. Find out more about eligible site types and eligible rebate amounts for DAC/LIC and non-DAC/LIC applicants in the FAQ section.

You will need the following to begin your application:

  • Authority to apply — All applicants must submit a completed Site Verification Form within five calendar days of applying
  • Installation site address
  • TIN/EIN for recipient of rebate check

Requirements & Additional Information

Eligibility Requirements

Project cost requirements:

  • All costs may be incurred starting October 1, 2021 but are incurred at your own risk prior to the date your funds are reserved (e.g., application may be determined ineligible, or funds may be unavailable at time of application)
  • Rebates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis

Applicant requirements:

  • Be a site owner or their authorized agent with a Site Verification Form submitted within five calendar days of application date
  • Be a business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate
  • Must have a valid California Business License, except public agencies (e.g. municipalities) and Joint Powers Authority agencies.
  • To be eligible for East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) funding, be an EBCE customer with installation site in Alameda County (excluding the City of Alameda)

Installation requirements:

  • Use Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP) certified electricians for the installation of the EV chargers:
    • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure and equipment up to 24.9 kilowatts on customer side of meter is to be installed by a contractor with the appropriate license classification and at least one electrician on each crew, at all times during work hours, who holds EVITP certification
    • If the electric vehicle charging supports a charging port supplying 25 kilowatts or more, at least 25 percent of the total electricians working on each crew, at all times during work hours, must hold EVITP certification.
  • One member of each crew may be both the contractor and the EVITP certified electrician.

Installation site requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • Located in Alameda County
  • Chargers are publicly available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year
  • Charger(s) must not be located behind a fence or in a gated parking lot closed to the public after hours
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: airport, casino, city/county/privately-owned parking lot or garage, college/university, gas station, grocery store, hospital, hotel, library, public transit hub, restaurant, retail shopping center, sheriff/police station, urban/suburban retail core, or curbside charging
  • All eligible DC fast charger sites are also eligible for Level 2 chargers as part of a combination application
  • 50% of incentivized DCFC connectors must be CCS and at least 1 incentivized DCFC connector must be CHAdeMO

Level 2 Chargers

  • Located in in Alameda County
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: commercial (public availability), workplace (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), multi-unit dwelling (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), or curbside charging
  • Single family residence and assigned parking installations are NOT eligible.

Equipment requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • At least 1 CCS and/or CHAdeMO connector
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of "remote start." Must also be capable of utilization data collection. Minimum five-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 50 kW or greater
  • Use an open standard protocol as a basic framework for purposes of network interoperability.
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
  • Must be approved by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program (NRTL)

Level 2 Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum two-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 6.2 kW or greater per connector
  • Use an open standard protocol as a basic framework for purposes of network interoperability.
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
  • Must be listed by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program (NRTL).
  • Equipment must be registered on the CALeVIP project webpage and listed in the application;
    • To list eligible equipment, manufacturers must submit a completed online equipment form.

 

Download
/sites/default/files/docs/alameda-county/implementation-manual.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/alameda-county/site-verification-form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/alameda-county/ACIP_Eligible_Equipment.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/alameda-county/sample-supporting-documents.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Invoice_Template.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/alameda-county/application-guide.pdf
/sites/default/files/2022-03/CALeVIP_Alameda_County_Permit_and_Utility_Resource_Guide.pdf
/sites/default/files/2022-03/CALeVIP_job_site_installation_form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Non_Permanent_Structure_Compliance_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_extension_policy.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/California_EVCS_Regulations_Guide.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Network_Agreement_Acknowledgment_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Serial_Number_Form.pdf

Eligible Equipment Costs

Eligible Costs

The following equipment and costs are eligible for rebate funds under a Level 2 or DC fast charger application:

  • Electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)
  • Transformer
  • Electric Panels
  • Energy storage equipment
  • All-inclusive solar EV charging systems
  • Installation costs (labor and materials)
  • Utility service order
  • Planning and engineering design costs
  • Project signage
  • Network agreement with network provider
  • Extended warranties
  • Stub-outs
  • Design, engineering, and utility service costs,
  • Required ADA upgrades to site due to project, but not to include or cover upgrades of existing ADA non-compliance, and
  • Demand management equipment

Permits as required by authorities having jurisdiction are not eligible costs.
Rebate funds do not cover standalone solar panels.

Application Process

It's easy, just follow the steps below to apply for your rebate:

DC Fast Chargers or Combination DC Fast Charger/Level 2 Charger

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.

2. Apply online. Note: all costs can be incurred (at applicant’s risk) starting October 1, 2021.

3. Upload and submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.

4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 450 calendar days (15 months) to complete your project.

5. Upload and submit required Evidence of Permit submittal or, if upgraded or new utility service is required for the project, Utility Service Design submittal documents within 60 calendar days of the Funds Reserved date to avoid application cancellation.

6. After CSE acceptance of Evidence of Permit submittal or Utility Service Design submittal and within 240 days of Funds Reserved date, you can request a milestone payment. To request a milestone payment, you must submit a permit, signed application and design invoice at a minimum.

If your project is complete and all required documents uploaded, final payment can be issued.

7. Receive your rebate check in the mail within 15 business days for milestone payment of up to 60% of your reserved funds.

8. Submit your remaining installation documents online. We will review and process for final payment if full payment was not previously awarded.

9. Receive your final rebate check in the mail within 15 business days of application approval.

 

Level 2 Charger (only)

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.

2. Apply online. Note: all costs can be incurred (at applicant’s risk) starting October 1, 2021.

3. Upload and submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.

4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 270 calendar days (9 months) to complete your project.

5. Upload and submit required Evidence of Permit submittal or, if upgraded or new utility service is required for the project, Utility Service Design submittal documents within 60 calendar days of the Funds Reserved date to avoid application cancellation.

6. Submit your remaining installation documents online for CSE review and processing.

7. Receive your rebate check in the mail within 15 business days of application approval.

Call us at (510) 519-8123 or email alameda-county-calevip@energycenter.org.

South Central Coast Incentive Project

Level 2 chargers & DC fast chargers (DCFC)
San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties
Level 2 up to $6,000 per Connector, DCFC up to $80,000 per Charger

Available Funding

Funding is displayed in real time for the South Central Coast Incentive Project. Provisionally reserved funds represent applications that are currently under review to move to reserved funds. Note that funding chart scales are different by county.

Project Overview

The South Central Coast Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible electric vehicle (EV) chargers in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties – with a total of $12 million in available funds over two years.

The South Central Coast Incentive is presented in partnership with the following:

CPA Clean Power logo Central Coast Community Energy logo
SLO County apcd logo SLOCOG logo
apcd logoVCAPCD logo

Eligible Rebates for DC Fast Chargers:

Eligible Rebates for Level 2 Chargers Amount per Connector
Base Rebate Up to $3,500, or 75% of project costs, whichever is less
Disadvantaged Community (DAC) or Low-Income Community (LIC) Additional $500
Multi-unit dwelling (MUD) site Additional $2,000

Please note: If the site qualifies as both a DAC and LIC, each Level 2 connector is only eligible for an additional $500.

Eligible Rebates for DC Fast Chargers:

DCFC Power Level General Market Rebate Disadvantaged Community (DAC)/Low-Income Community (LIC) Rebate
50 kW - 99.99 kW Up to $30,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less Up to $40,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less
100 kW+ Up to $60,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less Up to $80,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less

A minimum of 50% of funding in each county is required to be invested in DAC/LIC applications. This minimum investment is by technology type (DCFC, Level 2).

A minimum of 25% of funding is required to be invested in unincorporated communities in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. This minimum investment is enforced by county, not technology type.

All final rebate amounts are determined by the total eligible project costs. Find out more about eligible site types and eligible rebate amounts for DAC/LIC and non-DAC/LIC applicants in the FAQ section.

You will need the following to begin your application:

  • Authority to apply — All applicants must submit a completed Site Verification Form within five calendar days of applying
  • Installation site address
  • TIN/EIN for recipient of rebate check

Requirements & Additional Information

Eligibility Requirements

Project cost requirements:

  • All costs may be incurred starting June 2, 2021 but are incurred at your own risk prior to the date your funds are reserved (e.g., application may be determined ineligible, or funds may be unavailable at time of application)
  • Rebates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis

Applicant requirements:

  • Be a site owner or their authorized agent with a Site Verification Form submitted within five calendar days of application date
  • Be a business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate

Installation site requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • Located in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, or Ventura counties
  • Chargers are publicly available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year
  • Charger(s) must not be located behind a fence or in a gated parking lot closed to the public after hours
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: airport, casino, city/county/privately-owned parking lot or garage, college/university, gas station, grocery store, hospital, hotel, library, public transit hub, restaurant, retail shopping center, sheriff/police station, urban/suburban retail core, or curbside charging
  • All eligible DC fast charger sites are also eligible for Level 2 chargers as part of a combination application

Level 2 Chargers

  • Located in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, or Ventura counties
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: commercial (public availability), workplace (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), multi-unit dwelling (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), or curbside charging

Equipment requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • Include DCFC dual standard chargers with both CHAdeMO and SAE CCS connector options
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum five-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 50 kW or greater
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
  • Must be approved by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program (NRTL)

Level 2 Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum two-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 6.2 kW or greater per connector
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
Download
/sites/default/files/docs/south-central-coast/implementation-manual.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/south-central-coast/site-verification-form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Eligible_Equipment.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/south-central-coast/sample-supporting-documents.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/Low-Carbon-Fuel-Standard-Overview.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Invoice_Template.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/south-central-coast/South_Central_Coast_Permit_and_Utility_Resource_Guide.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_job_site_installation_form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Non_Permanent_Structure_Compliance_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_extension_policy.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/California_EVCS_Regulations_Guide.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Network_Agreement_Acknowledgment_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Serial_Number_Form.pdf

Eligible Equipment Costs

Eligible Costs

The following equipment and costs are eligible for rebate funds under a Level 2 or DC fast charger application:

  • Electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)
  • Transformer
  • Electric Panels
  • Energy storage equipment
  • All-inclusive solar EV charging systems
  • Installation costs (labor and materials)
  • Utility service order
  • Planning and engineering design costs
  • Project signage
  • Network agreement with network provider
  • Extended warranties
  • Stub-outs
  • Demand management equipment

Permits as required by authorities having jurisdiction are not eligible costs. Rebate funds do not cover standalone solar panels.

Application Process

It's easy, just follow the steps below to apply for your rebate:

DC Fast Chargers or Combination DC Fast Charger/Level 2 Charger

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.

2. Apply online. Note: all costs can be incurred (at applicant’s risk) starting June 2, 2021.

3. Upload and submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.

4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 450 calendar days (15 months) to complete your project.

5. Upload and submit required Evidence of Permit submittal or, if upgraded or new utility service is required for the project, Utility Service Design submittal documents within 60 calendar days of the Funds Reserved date to avoid application cancellation.

6. After CSE acceptance of Evidence of Permit submittal or Utility Service Design submittal and within 240 days of Funds Reserved date, you can request a milestone payment. To request a milestone payment, you must submit a permit, signed application and design invoice at a minimum.

If your project is complete and all required documents uploaded, final payment can be issued.

7. Receive your rebate check in the mail within 15 business days for milestone payment of up to 60% of your reserved funds.

8. Submit your remaining installation documents online. We will review and process for final payment if full payment was not previously awarded.

9. Receive your final rebate check in the mail within 15 business days of application approval.

 

Level 2 Charger (only)

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.

2. Apply online. Note: all costs can be incurred (at applicant’s risk) starting June 2, 2021.

3. Upload and submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.

4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 270 calendar days (9 months) to complete your project.

5. Upload and submit required Evidence of Permit submittal or, if upgraded or new utility service is required for the project, Utility Service Design submittal documents within 60 calendar days of the Funds Reserved date to avoid application cancellation.

6. Submit your remaining installation documents online for CSE review and processing.

7. Receive your rebate check in the mail within 15 business days of application approval.

Call us at (805) 507-5980 or email south-central-coast-calevip@energycenter.org.

Inland Counties Incentive Project

Level 2 chargers & DC fast chargers (DCFC)
Butte, El Dorado, Imperial, Kings, Merced, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, and Yolo Counties
Level 2 up to $6,000 per Connector, DCFC up to $80,000 per Charger

Available Funding

Funding is displayed in real time for the Inland Counties Incentive Project with total funding of $17.5 million across the counties shown below. 

Provisionally reserved funds represent applications that are currently under review to move to reserved funds.

Note that funding chart scales are different by county.

Project Overview

The Inland Counties Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Butte, El Dorado, Imperial, Kings, Merced, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, and Yolo counties – with a total of $17.5 million in available funds.

Eligible Rebates for Level 2 Chargers:

Eligible Rebates for Level 2 Chargers Amount per Connector
Base Rebate Up to $3,500, or 75% of project costs, whichever is less
Disadvantaged Community (DAC) or Low-Income Community (LIC) Additional $500
Multi-unit dwelling (MUD) site Additional $2,000

Please note: If the site qualifies as both a DAC and LIC, each Level 2 connector is only eligible for an additional $500.

Eligible Rebates for DC Fast Chargers

DCFC Power Level General Market Rebate Disadvantaged Community (DAC)/Low-Income Community (LIC) Rebate
50 kW - 99.99 kW Up to $30,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less Up to $40,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less
100 kW+ Up to $60,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less Up to $80,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less

A minimum of 35% of funding in each county is required to be invested in DAC/LIC applications. This minimum investment is by technology type (DCFC, Level 2).

A minimum of 25% of funding is required to be invested in unincorporated communities in Placer, Solano, Stanislaus, and Yolo counties. This minimum investment is enforced by county, not technology type.

All final rebate amounts are determined by the total eligible project costs. Find out more about eligible site types and eligible rebate amounts for DAC/LIC and non-DAC/LIC applicants in the FAQ section.

Eligible Rebates for DC Fast Chargers

DCFC Power Level General Market Rebate Disadvantaged Community (DAC)/Low-Income Community (LIC) Rebate
50 kW - 99.99 kW Up to $50,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less Up to $60,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less
100 kW+ Up to $70,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less Up to $80,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less

A minimum of 25% of both L2 and DCFC funds will be distributed to DAC/LIC applications in the cities of San José and Santa Clara.

All final rebate amounts are determined by the total eligible project costs. Find out more about eligible site types and eligible rebate amounts for DAC/LIC and non-DAC/LIC applicants in the FAQ section.

You will need the following to begin your application:

  • Authority to apply — All applicants must submit a completed Site Verification Form within five calendar days of applying
  • Installation site address
  • TIN/EIN for recipient of rebate check

Requirements & Additional Information

Eligibility Requirements

Project cost requirements:

  • All costs may be incurred starting March 10, 2021 but are incurred at your own risk prior to the date your funds are reserved (e.g., application may be determined ineligible, or funds may be unavailable at time of application)
  • Rebates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis

Applicant requirements:

  • Be a site owner or their authorized agent with a Site Verification Form submitted within five calendar days of application date
  • Be a business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate

Installation site requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • Located in Butte, El Dorado, Imperial, Kings, Merced, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, or Yolo counties
  • Chargers are publicly available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year
  • Charger(s) must not be located behind a fence or in a gated parking lot closed to the public after hours
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: airport, casino, city/county/privately-owned parking lot or garage, college/university, gas station, grocery store, hospital, hotel, library, public transit hub, restaurant, retail shopping center, sheriff/police station, urban/suburban retail core, or curbside charging
  • All eligible DC fast charger sites are also eligible for Level 2 chargers as part of a combination application

Level 2 Chargers

  • Located in Butte, El Dorado, Imperial, Kings, Merced, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, or Yolo counties
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: commercial (public availability), workplace (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), multi-unit dwelling (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), or curbside charging

Equipment requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • Include DCFC dual standard chargers with both CHAdeMO and SAE CCS connector options
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum five-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 50 kW or greater
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
  • Must be approved by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program (NRTL)

Level 2 Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum two-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 6.2 kW or greater per connector
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
Download
/sites/default/files/docs/inland-counties/implementation-manual.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/inland-counties/site-verification-form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Eligible_Equipment.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/inland-counties/sample-supporting-documents.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/Low-Carbon-Fuel-Standard-Overview.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Invoice_Template.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/inland-counties/permit-and-utility-resource-guide.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_job_site_installation_form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Non_Permanent_Structure_Compliance_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_extension_policy.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/California_EVCS_Regulations_Guide.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Network_Agreement_Acknowledgment_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Serial_Number_Form.pdf

Eligible Equipment Costs

Eligible Costs

The following equipment and costs are eligible for rebate funds under a Level 2 or DC fast charger application:

  • Electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)
  • Transformer
  • Electric Panels
  • Energy storage equipment
  • All-inclusive solar EV charging systems
  • Installation costs (labor and materials)
  • Utility service order
  • Planning and engineering design costs
  • Project signage
  • Network agreement with network provider
  • Extended warranties
  • Stub-outs
  • Demand management equipment

Permits as required by authorities having jurisdiction are not eligible costs. Rebate funds do not cover standalone solar panels.

Application Process

It's easy, just follow the steps below to apply for your rebate:

DC Fast Chargers or Combination DC Fast Charger/Level 2 Charger

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.

2. Apply online. Note: all costs can be incurred (at applicant’s risk) starting March 10, 2021.

3. Upload and submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.

4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 450 calendar days (15 months) to complete your project.

5. Upload and submit required Evidence of Permit submittal or, if upgraded or new utility service is required for the project, Utility Service Design submittal documents within 60 calendar days of the Funds Reserved date to avoid application cancellation.

6. After CSE acceptance of Evidence of Permit submittal or Utility Service Design submittal and within 240 days of Funds Reserved date, you can request a milestone payment. To request a milestone payment, you must submit a permit, signed application and design invoice at a minimum.

If your project is complete and all required documents uploaded, final payment can be issued.

7. Receive your rebate check in the mail within 15 business days for milestone payment of up to 60% of your reserved funds.

8. Submit your remaining installation documents online. We will review and process for final payment if full payment was not previously awarded.

9. Receive your final rebate check in the mail within 15 business days of application approval.

 

Level 2 Charger (only)

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.

2. Apply online. Note: all costs can be incurred (at applicant’s risk) starting March 10, 2021.

3. Upload and submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.

4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 270 calendar days (9 months) to complete your project.

5. Upload and submit required Evidence of Permit submittal or, if upgraded or new utility service is required for the project, Utility Service Design submittal documents within 60 calendar days of the Funds Reserved date to avoid application cancellation.

6. Submit your remaining installation documents online for CSE review and processing.

7. Receive your rebate check in the mail within 15 business days of application approval.

Call us at (707) 690-0464 or email inland-counties-calevip@energycenter.org.

Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project

Presented in partnership with City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU), Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), San José Clean Energy (SJCE), Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) and Silicon Valley Power (SVP)

Level 2 chargers & DC fast chargers (DCFC)
San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties
Level 2 up to $6,000 per Connector, DCFC up to $80,000 per Charger

Project Update 3/1/2022: The Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project will be rolling out additional funding for Level 2 Chargers in the following amounts: $1.86M in San Mateo County, $465k in City of Palo Alto, $2.85M in City of San Jose, $930k in City of Santa Clara, and $1.5M in Santa Clara County.
Applicants on the waitlist should look for an email from CALeVIP and be prepared to move forward with their projects once funding is reserved. Applicants who are no longer interested in receiving incentive funds should reach out to CSE to cancel the application. Additional rebates for DC fast chargers might be available through CALeVIP and Level 2 chargers through CALSTART’s Communities in Charge incentive project.


Available Funding

Funding is displayed in real time for the Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project with a total funding of over $49 million across the funding regions shown below. 

Provisionally reserved funds represent applications that are currently under review to move to reserved funds.

Note that funding chart scales are different by funding region.

Project Overview

The Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible electric vehicle (EV) chargers in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties – with a total of $55.2 million in available funds over four years.

The Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project has funding available for five distinct funding regions. The funding regions and geographies are defined below for the project.

Funding Region Region Geography
San Mateo County
Get information on San Mateo County resources.
San Mateo County
Santa Clara County Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, and Unincorporated Santa Clara County
City of Palo Alto City of Palo Alto
City of San José City of San José
City of Santa Clara City of Santa Clara

The Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project is presented in partnership with the following:

CPAU PCE
SVCE SVCE
SVP
CEC

Eligible Rebates for Level 2 Chargers:

Eligible Rebates for Level 2 Chargers Amount per Connector
Base Rebate Up to $4,500, or 75% of project costs, whichever is less
Disadvantaged Community (DAC) or Low-Income Community (LIC) Additional $500
Multi-unit dwelling (MUD) site Additional $1,000

Please note: If the site qualifies as both a DAC and LIC, each Level 2 connector is only eligible for an additional $500.

Eligible Rebates for DC Fast Chargers:

DCFC Power Level General Market Rebate Disadvantaged Community (DAC)/Low-Income Community (LIC) Rebate
50 kW - 99.99 kW Up to $50,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less Up to $60,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less
100 kW+ Up to $70,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less Up to $80,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less

A minimum of 25% of both L2 and DCFC funds will be distributed to DAC/LIC applications in the cities of San José and Santa Clara.

All final rebate amounts are determined by the total eligible project costs. Find out more about eligible site types and eligible rebate amounts for DAC/LIC and non-DAC/LIC applicants in the FAQ section.

You will need the following to begin your application:

  • Authority to apply — All applicants must submit a completed Site Verification Form within five calendar days of applying
  • Installation site address
  • TIN/EIN for recipient of rebate check

Requirements & Additional Information

Eligibility Requirements

Project cost requirements:

  • Design, engineering, and utility service request costs are eligible costs incurred starting September 16, 2020 but are incurred at your own risk prior to the date your funds are reserved (e.g. application may be determined ineligible, or funds may be unavailable at time of application)
  • All other project costs incurred prior to the date your funds are reserved are ineligible
  • Rebates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis

Applicant requirements:

  • Be a site owner or their authorized agent with a Site Verification Form submitted within five calendar days of application date
  • Be a business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate

Installation site requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • Located in San Mateo or Santa Clara counties
  • Chargers are publicly available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year
  • Charger(s) must not be located behind a fence or in a gated parking lot closed to the public after hours
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: airport, casino, city/county/privately-owned parking lot or garage, college/university, gas station, grocery store, hospital, hotel, library, public transit hub, restaurant, retail shopping center, sheriff/police station, urban/suburban retail core, or curbside charging
  • All eligible DC fast charger sites are also eligible for Level 2 chargers as part of a combination application
  • New construction sites are not eligible for DC Fast Charger funds

Level 2 Chargers

  • Located in San Mateo or Santa Clara counties
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: commercial (public availability), workplace (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), multi-unit dwelling (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), public facility, or curbside charging
  • New construction sites are not eligible for Level 2 funds, except for affordable housing new construction sites

Equipment requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • Include DCFC dual standard chargers with both CHAdeMO and SAE CCS connector options
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum five-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 50 kW or greater
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
  • Must be approved by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program (NRTL)

Level 2 Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum two-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 6.2 kW or greater per connector
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
Download
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip-peninsula-silicon-valley/Implementation-Manual-Peninsula-Silicon-Valley.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip-peninsula-silicon-valley/Peninsula-Silicon-Valley-Site-Verification-Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Eligible_Equipment.pdf
/sites/default/files/2020-09/Peninsula-Silicon-Valley-Sample-Supporting-Documents.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/Low-Carbon-Fuel-Standard-Overview.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Invoice_Template.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_job_site_installation_form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Non_Permanent_Structure_Compliance_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_extension_policy.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/California_EVCS_Regulations_Guide.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Network_Agreement_Acknowledgment_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Serial_Number_Form.pdf

Eligible Equipment Costs

Eligible Costs

The following equipment and costs are eligible for rebate funds under a Level 2 or DC fast charger application:

  • Electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)
  • Transformer
  • Electric Panels
  • Energy storage equipment
  • All-inclusive solar EV charging systems
  • Installation costs (labor and materials)
  • Utility service order
  • Planning and engineering design costs
  • Project signage
  • Network agreement with network provider
  • Extended warranties
  • Stub-outs
  • Demand management equipment

Permits as required by authorities having jurisdiction are not eligible costs. Rebate funds do not cover standalone solar panels.

Application Process

It's easy, just follow the steps below to apply for your rebate:

DC Fast Chargers or Combination DC Fast Charger/Level 2 Charger

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.

2. Apply online prior to purchasing and installing the EV charger(s) and equipment. Note: design, engineering, and utility service requests costs are eligible (at applicant’s risk) starting September 16, 2020.

3. Upload and submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.

4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 450 calendar days (15 months) to complete your project.

5. Upload and submit required Evidence of Permit submittal or, if upgraded or new utility service is required for the project, Utility Service Design submittal documents within 60 calendar days of the Funds Reserved date to avoid application cancellation.

6. After CSE acceptance of Evidence of Permit submittal or Utility Service Design submittal and within 240 days of Funds Reserved date, you can request a milestone payment. To request a milestone payment, you must submit a permit, signed application and design invoice at a minimum.

If your project is complete and all required documents uploaded, final payment can be issued.

7. Receive your rebate check in the mail within 15 business days for milestone payment of up to 60% of your reserved funds.

8. Submit your remaining installation documents online. We will review and process for final payment if full payment was not previously awarded.

9. Receive your final rebate check in the mail within 15 business days of application approval.

 

Level 2 Charger (only)

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.

2. Apply online prior to purchasing and installing the EV charger(s) and equipment. Note: design, engineering, and utility service requests costs are eligible (at applicant’s risk) starting September 16, 2020.

3. Upload and submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.

4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 270 calendar days (9 months) to complete your project.

5. Upload and submit required Evidence of Permit submittal or, if upgraded or new utility service is required for the project, Utility Service Design submittal documents within 60 calendar days of the Funds Reserved date to avoid application cancellation.

6. Submit your remaining installation documents online for CSE review and processing.

7. Receive your rebate check in the mail within 15 business days of application approval.

Call us at (408) 673-410 or email psv-calevip@energycenter.org.

Sonoma Coast Incentive Project

Presented in partnership with Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) and Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District (NSCAPCD)

Level 2 chargers & DC fast chargers (DCFC)
Mendocino and Sonoma Counties
Level 2 up to $7,500 per Connector, DCFC up to $80,000 per Charger

An additional $800,000 is available for DCFC chargers for applicants to the Sonoma Coast Incentive Program who meet additional criteria. Applicants must download and submit completed “Additional DCFC Incentive Application Documents” in addition to the general CALeVIP application to program representatives at sonoma-coast-calevip@energycenter.org.

To submit a general CALeVIP application, click the blue "Apply Now" button.


Available Funding

Funding is displayed in real time for the Sonoma Coast Incentive Project with a total funding of $5.61 million across the counties shown below.

Provisionally reserved funds represent applications that are currently under review to move to reserved funds.

Note that funding chart scales are different by county.

Project Overview

The Sonoma Coast Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Mendocino and Sonoma counties – with a total of $6.63 million in available funds over three years.

The Sonoma Coast Incentive Project is presented in partnership with the following:

Sonoma Clean Power Northern Sonoma County

Eligible Rebates for Level 2 Chargers:

Eligible Rebates for Level 2 Chargers Amount per Connector
Base Rebate Up to $5,000, or 100% of project costs, whichever is less
Disadvantaged Community (DAC) or Low-Income Community (LIC) Additional $500
Multi-unit dwelling (MUD) site Additional $1,000
Unincorporated community Additional $1,000

Please note: If the site qualifies as both a DAC and LIC, each Level 2 connector is only eligible for an additional $500.

Eligible Rebates for DC Fast Chargers:

DCFC Power Level General Market Rebate (including Unincorporated communities) Disadvantaged Community (DAC)/Low-Income Community (LIC) Rebate
50 kW - 99.99 kW Up to $50,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less Up to $60,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less
100 kW+ Up to $70,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less Up to $80,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less

A minimum of 25% of both L2 and DCFC funds in Mendocino County will be distributed to DACs/LICs. A minimum of 25% of both L2 and DCFC funds in Sonoma County will be distributed to unincorporated communities.

Note: Sites with a mail address in the cities/towns of Laytonville, Leggett, Ukiah and Willits are not eligible for DCFC funds.

All final rebate amounts are determined by the total eligible project costs. Find out more about eligible site types and eligible rebate amounts for DAC/LIC and non-DAC/LIC applicants in the FAQ section.

You will need the following to begin your application:

  • Authority to apply — All applicants must submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days of applying
  • Installation site address
  • TIN/EIN for recipient of rebate check

Requirements & Additional Information

Eligibility Requirements

Project cost requirements:

  • Design, engineering, and utility service request costs are eligible costs incurred starting March 31, 2020 but are incurred at your own risk prior to the date your funds are reserved (e.g. application may be determined ineligible, or funds may be unavailable at time of application)
  • All other project costs incurred prior to the date your funds are reserved are ineligible
  • Rebates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis

Applicant requirements:

  • Be a site owner or their authorized agent with a Site Verification Form submitted within 5 calendar days of application date
  • Be a business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate

Installation site requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • Located in Mendocino or Sonoma counties
    • Sites with a mail address in the cities/towns of Laytonville, Leggett, Ukiah and Willits are not eligible for DCFC funds.
  • Chargers are publicly available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year
  • Charger(s) must not be located behind a fence or in a gated parking lot closed to the public after hours
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: airport, casino, city/county/privately-owned parking lot or garage, college/university, gas station, grocery store, hospital, hotel, library, public transit hub, restaurant, retail shopping center, sheriff/police station, urban/suburban retail core, or curbside charging
  • All eligible DC fast charger sites are also eligible for Level 2 chargers as part of a combination application

Level 2 Chargers

  • Located in Mendocino or Sonoma counties
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: commercial (public availability), workplace (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), multi-unit dwelling (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), public facility, light-duty fleet use (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), or curbside charging

Equipment requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • Include DCFC dual standard chargers with both CHAdeMO and SAE CCS connector options
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum 5-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 50 kW or greater
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
  • Must be approved by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program (NRTL)

Level 2 Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment 
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum 2-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 6.2 kW or greater per connector
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
Download
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip-sonoma-coast/Additional-DCFC-Incentive-Application-Documents.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip-sonoma-coast/Implementation-Manual-Sonoma-Coast.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip-sonoma-coast/Sonoma-Coast-Site-Verification-Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Eligible_Equipment.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip-sonoma-coast/Sonoma-Coast-Sample-Supporting-Documents.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Invoice_Template.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Non_Permanent_Structure_Compliance_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_extension_policy.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/California_EVCS_Regulations_Guide.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Network_Agreement_Acknowledgment_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Serial_Number_Form.pdf

Eligible Equipment Costs

Eligible Costs

The following equipment and costs are eligible for rebate funds under a Level 2 or DC fast charger application:

  • Electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)
  • Transformer
  • Electric Panels
  • Energy storage equipment
  • All-inclusive solar EV charging systems
  • Installation costs (labor and materials)
  • Utility service order
  • Planning and engineering design costs
  • Project signage
  • Network agreement with network provider
  • Extended warranties
  • Stub-outs
  • Demand management equipment

Permits as required by authorities having jurisdiction are not eligible costs. Rebate funds do not cover standalone solar panels.

Application Process

It’s easy, just follow the steps below to apply for your rebate:

DC Fast Chargers or Combination DC Fast Charger/Level 2 Charger

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.

2. Apply online prior to purchasing and installing the EV charger(s) and equipment. Note: design, engineering, and utility service requests costs are eligible (at applicant’s risk) starting March 31, 2020.

3. Upload and submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.

4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 450 calendar days (15 months) to complete your project.

5. Upload and submit required Evidence of Permit submittal or, if upgraded or new utility service is required for the project, Utility Service Design submittal documents within 60 calendar days of the Funds Reserved date to avoid application cancellation.

6. After CSE acceptance of Evidence of Permit submittal or Utility Service Design submittal and within 240 days of Funds Reserved date, you can request a milestone payment. To request a milestone payment, you must submit a permit, signed application, and design invoice at a minimum.

If your project is complete and all required documents uploaded, final payment can be issued.

7. Receive your rebate check in the mail within 15 business days for milestone payment of up to 60% of your reserved funds.

8. Submit your remaining installation documents online. We will review and process for final payment if full payment was not previously awarded.

9. Receive your final rebate check in the mail within 15 business days of application approval.

 

Level 2 Charger (only)

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.

2. Apply online prior to purchasing and installing the EV charger(s) and equipment. Note: design, engineering, and utility service requests costs are eligible (at applicant’s risk) starting March 31, 2020.

3. Upload and submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.

4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 270 calendar days (9 months) to complete your project.

5. Upload and submit required Evidence of Permit submittal or, if upgraded or new utility service is required for the project, Utility Service Design submittal documents within 60 calendar days of the Funds Reserved date to avoid application cancellation.

6. Submit your remaining installation documents online for CSE review and processing.

7. Receive your rebate check in the mail within 15 business days of application approval.

Call us at (707) 509-3400 or email sonoma-coast-calevip@energycenter.org.

San Joaquin Valley Incentive Project

Level 2 chargers & DC fast chargers (DCFC)
Fresno, Kern, And San Joaquin Counties
Level 2 up to $5,000 per Connector, DC Fast Charger up to $80,000 per Charger

Available Funding

Funding is displayed in real time for the San Joaquin Valley Incentive Project with a total funding of over $15.8 million across the three counties shown below.

Provisionally reserved funds represent applications that are currently under review to move to reserved funds.

Project Overview

The San Joaquin Valley Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in Fresno, Kern, and San Joaquin counties – with over $15.3 million in available funds.

Eligible rebates for projects in Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) (census tracts in the top 25 percent of CalEnviroScreen 3.0 scores) include:

DC Fast Chargers

  • New, stub-out, replacement, or make-ready site: Up to $80,000 per DC fast charger or 80% of total project cost, whichever is less

Level 2 Chargers

  • New, stub-out, replacement, or make-ready site: Up to $4,000 per connector
  • Multi-unit dwelling (MUD): Additional $1,000 per connector

Eligible rebates for projects outside DACs:

DC Fast Chargers

  • New, stub-out, replacement, make-ready site: Up to $70,000 per DC fast charger or 75% of total project cost, whichever is less

Level 2 Chargers

  • New, stub-out, replacement, or make-ready site: Up to $3,500 per connector
  • Multi-unit dwelling (MUD): Additional $1,000 per connector

All final rebate amounts are determined by the total eligible project costs. Find out more about installation site types and eligible rebate amounts for DAC and non-DAC applicants in the FAQ section.

You will need the following to begin your application:

  • Authority to apply - Only property owners or their authorized agents who submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 days of applying are eligible
  • Installation site address
  • TIN/EIN for recipient of rebate check

Requirements & Additional Information

Eligibility Requirements

Project cost requirements:

  • Design, engineering, and utility service request costs are eligible costs incurred after October 10, 2019 but are incurred at your own risk prior to the date your funds are reserved (e.g. application may be determined ineligible, or funds may be unavailable at time of application)
  • All other project costs incurred prior to the date your funds are reserved are ineligible
  • Rebates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis

Applicant requirements:

  • Be a site owner or their authorized agent with a Site Verification Form submitted within 5 calendar days of application date
  • Be a business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate

Installation site requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • Located in Fresno, Kern, and San Joaquin counties
  • Chargers are publicly available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year
  • Charger(s) must not be located behind a fence or in a gated parking lot closed to the public after hours
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: urban/suburban retail core, retail shopping center, grocery store, restaurant, gas station, hospital, airport, police or sheriff station, hotel, city/county/privately-owned parking lot or garage, library, casino, public transit hub, or curbside charging
  • All eligible DC fast charger sites are also eligible for Level 2 chargers as part of a combination application

Level 2 Chargers

  • Located in Fresno, Kern, and San Joaquin counties
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: commercial (public availability), workplace (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), multi-unit dwelling (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), public facility, light-duty fleet use (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), or curbside charging

Equipment requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • Include DCFC dual standard chargers with both CHAdeMO and SAE CCS connector options
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum 5-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 50 kW or greater
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
  • Must be approved by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program (NRTL)

 

Level 2 Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • ENERGY STAR ® Certified
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum 2-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 6.2 kW or greater
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
Download
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip-san-joaquin/Implementation-Manual-San-Joaquin-Valley.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip-san-joaquin/San-Joaquin-Valley-Site-Verification-Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Eligible_Equipment.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip-san-joaquin/San-Joaquin-Valley-Sample-Supporting-Documents.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Invoice_Template.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Non_Permanent_Structure_Compliance_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_extension_policy.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/California_EVCS_Regulations_Guide.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Network_Agreement_Acknowledgment_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Serial_Number_Form.pdf

Eligible Equipment Costs

Eligible Costs

The following equipment and costs are eligible for rebate funds under a Level 2 or DC fast charger application in Fresno, Kern, and San Joaquin counties.

  • Electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)
  • Transformer
  • Electric Panels
  • Energy storage equipment
  • All-inclusive solar EV charging systems
  • Installation costs (labor and materials)
  • Utility service order
  • Planning and engineering design costs
  • Project signage
  • Network agreement with network provider
  • Extended warranties
  • Stub-outs
  • Demand management equipment

Permits as required by authorities having jurisdiction are not eligible costs. Rebate funds do not cover standalone solar panels.

Application Process

It’s easy, just follow the steps below to apply for your rebate:

DC Fast Chargers or Combination DC Fast Charger / Level 2 Charger

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.
2. Apply online prior to purchasing and installing the EV charger(s) and equipment; design, engineering, and utility service requests costs are eligible (at applicant’s risk) after October 10, 2019.
3. If the organization you applied for is not the property owner, upload the Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.
4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 450 calendar days to complete your project.
5. You can request a milestone payment up to 240 calendar days after your funds are reserved. To request a milestone payment, you must submit a permit, signed application, and design invoice at a minimum.

If your project is complete and all required documents uploaded, final payment can be issued.
6. Receive your rebate check in the mail within 15 business days for milestone payment of up to 60% of your reserved funds.
7. Submit your remaining installation documents online. We will review and process for final payment if full payment was not previously awarded.
8. Receive your final rebate check in the mail within 15 business days.

 

Level 2 Charger (only)

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.
2. Apply online prior to purchasing and installing the EV charger(s) and equipment; design, engineering, and utility service requests costs are eligible (at applicant’s risk) after October 10, 2019.
3. If the organization you applied for is not the property owner, upload the Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.
4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 270 calendar days to complete your project.
5. Submit your installation documents online for CSE review and processing.
6. Receive your final rebate check in the mail within 15 business days.
Call us at (209) 242-8200 or email san-joaquin-valley-calevip@energycenter.org.

Central Coast Incentive Project

Presented in partnership with 3CE - Central Coast Community Energy

Level 2 chargers & DC fast chargers (DCFC)
Monterey, San Benito, And Santa Cruz Counties
Level 2 up to $6,500 per Connector, DC Fast Charger up to $80,000 per Charger

TIN caps are waived for this project. Applicant organizations are no longer subject to the previous limit to maximum amount of Project funds reserved on active and on-hold applications. For more information on previous limits, please reference the Implementation Manual.


Available Funding

Funding is displayed in real time for the Central Coast Incentive Project with a total funding of $7 million across the three counties shown below.

Provisionally reserved funds represent applications that are currently under review to move to reserved funds.

Overview

The Central Coast Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties – with a total of $7 million in available funds.

3CE logo

The Central Coast Incentive Project is presented in partnership with Monterey Bay Community Power.

Eligible rebates for projects in Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) (census tracts in the top 50 percent of CalEnviroScreen 3.0 scores) include:

DC Fast Chargers

  • New, stub-out, replacement, or make-ready site: Up to $80,000 per DC fast charger or 80% of total project cost, whichever is less

Level 2 Chargers

  • New, stub-out, replacement, or make-ready site: Up to $5,500 per connector
  • Multi-unit dwelling (MUD): Additional $1,000 per connector

Eligible rebates for projects outside DACs:
DC Fast Chargers

  • New, stub-out, replacement, make-ready site: Up to $70,000 per DC fast charger or 75% of total project cost, whichever is less

Level 2 Chargers

  • New, stub-out, replacement, or make-ready site: Up to $5,000 per connector
  • Multi-unit dwelling (MUD): Additional $1,000 per connector

All final rebate amounts are determined by the total eligible project costs. Find out more about installation site types and eligible rebate amounts for DAC and non-DAC applicants in the FAQ section.

You will need the following to begin your application:

  • Authority to apply — Only property owners or their authorized agents who submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 days of applying are eligible
  • Installation site address
  • TIN/EIN for recipient of rebate check

Requirements & Additional Information

Eligibility Requirements

Project cost requirements:

  • Design, engineering, and utility service request costs are eligible costs incurred after July 31, 2019 but are incurred at your own risk prior to the date your funds are reserved (e.g. application may be determined ineligible, or funds may be unavailable at time of application)
  • All other project costs incurred prior to the date your funds are reserved are ineligible
  • Rebates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis

Applicant requirements:

  • Be a site owner or their authorized agent with a Site Verification Form submitted within 5 calendar days of application date
  • Be a business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate

Installation site requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • Located in Monterey, San Benito, or Santa Cruz counties
  • Chargers are publicly available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year
  • Charger(s) must not be located behind a fence or in a gated parking lot closed to the public after hours
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: urban/suburban retail core, retail shopping center, grocery store, restaurant, gas station, hospital, airport, police or sheriff station, hotel, city/county/privately-owned parking lot or garage, library, casino, public transit hub, or curbside charging
  • All eligible DC fast charger sites are also eligible for Level 2 chargers as part of a combination application

Level 2 Chargers

  • Located in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: commercial (public availability), workplace (public or private availability, must be shared use), multi-unit dwelling (public or private availability, must be shared use), public facility, light-duty fleet use (public or private availability, must be shared use), or curbside charging

Equipment requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • Include DCFC dual standard chargers with both CHAdeMO and SAE CCS connector options
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum 5-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 50 kW or greater
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
  • Must be approved by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program (NRTL)

Level 2 Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum 2-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 6.2 kW or greater
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
  • ENERGY STAR ® Certified
Download
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip-central/Implementation-Manual-Central-Coast.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip-central/Central-Coast-Site-Verification-Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Eligible_Equipment.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip-central/Central-Coast-Sample-Supporting-Documents.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Invoice_Template.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Non_Permanent_Structure_Compliance_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_extension_policy.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/California_EVCS_Regulations_Guide.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Network_Agreement_Acknowledgment_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Serial_Number_Form.pdf

Eligible Equipment Costs

Eligible Costs

The following equipment and costs are eligible for rebate funds under a Level 2 or DC fast charger application in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties.

  • Electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)
  • Transformer
  • Electric Panels
  • Energy storage equipment
  • All-inclusive solar EV charging systems
  • Installation costs (labor and materials)
  • Utility service order
  • Planning and engineering design costs
  • Project signage
  • Network agreement with network provider
  • Extended warranties
  • Stub-outs
  • Demand management equipment

Permits as required by authorities having jurisdiction are not eligible costs. Rebate funds do not cover standalone solar panels.

Application Process

It’s easy, just follow the steps below to apply for your rebate:

DC Fast Chargers or Combination DC Fast Charger / Level 2 Charger

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.
2. Apply online prior to purchasing and installing the EV charger(s) and equipment; design, engineering, and utility service requests costs are eligible (at applicant’s risk) after July 31, 2019.
3. If the organization you applied for is not the property owner, upload the Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.
4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 450 calendar days to complete your project.
5. You can request a milestone payment up to 240 calendar days after your funds are reserved. To request a milestone payment, you must submit a permit, signed application, and design invoice at a minimum.

If your project is complete and all required documents uploaded, final payment can be issued.
6. Receive your rebate check in the mail within 15 business days for milestone payment of up to 60% of your reserved funds.
7. Submit your remaining installation documents online. We will review and process for final payment if full payment was not previously awarded.
8. Receive your final rebate check in the mail within 15 business days.

 

Level 2 Charger (only)

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.
2. Apply online prior to purchasing and installing the EV charger(s) and equipment; design, engineering, and utility service requests costs are eligible (at applicant’s risk) after July 31, 2019.
3. If the organization you applied for is not the property owner, upload the Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.
4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 270 calendar days to complete your project.
5. Submit your installation documents online for CSE review and processing.
6. Receive your final rebate check in the mail within 15 business days.
Call us at (831) 264-8870 or email central-coast-calevip@energycenter.org.

Northern California Incentive Project

Apply to receive a rebate for your next Level 2 or DC fast charger project!

Level 2 chargers & DC fast chargers (DCFC)
Humboldt, Shasta, and Tehama Counties
Level 2 up to $7,500 per Connector, DC Fast Charger up to $80,000 per Charger

TIN caps are waived for this project. Applicant organizations are no longer subject to the previous limit to maximum amount of Project funds reserved on active and on-hold applications. For more information on previous limits, please reference the Implementation Manual.


Available Funding

Funding is displayed in real time for the three counties within the Northern California Incentive Project with a total funding of $4 million across the three counties shown below.

Provisionally reserved funds represent applications that are currently under review to move to reserved funds.

Project Overview

The Northern California Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in Humboldt, Shasta and Tehama counties – with a total of $4 million in available funds.

Eligible rebates for projects in Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) (census tracts in the top 50 percent of CalEnviroScreen 3.0 scores) include:

DC Fast Chargers

  • New, stub-out, replacement, or make-ready site: Up to $80,000 per DC fast charger or 80% of total project cost, whichever is less

Level 2 Chargers

  • New, stub-out, replacement, or make-ready site: Up to $6,500 per connector
  • Multi-unit dwelling (MUD): Additional $1,000 per connector

Eligible rebates for projects outside DACs:

DC Fast Chargers

  • New, stub-out, replacement, make-ready site: Up to $70,000 per DC fast charger or 75% of total project cost, whichever is less

Level 2 Chargers

  • New, stub-out, replacement, or make-ready site: Up to $6,000 per connector
  • Multi-unit dwelling (MUD): Additional $1,000 per connector

All final rebate amounts are determined by the total eligible project costs. Find out more about installation site types and eligible rebate amounts for DAC and non-DAC applicants in the FAQ section.

You will need the following to begin your application:

  • Authority to apply - Only property owners or their authorized agents who submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 days of applying are eligible
  • Installation site address
  • TIN/EIN for recipient of rebate check

Requirements & Additional Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Project cost requirements: Design, engineering, and utility service request costs are eligible costs incurred after March 28, 2019 but are incurred at your own risk prior to the date your funds are reserved (e.g. application may be determined ineligible, or funds may be unavailable at time of application)
  • All other project costs incurred prior to the date your funds are reserved are ineligible
  • Rebates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis

Applicant requirements:

  • Be a site owner or their authorized agent with a Site Verification Form submitted within 5 calendar days of application date
  • Be a business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate

Installation site requirements:
DC Fast Chargers

  • Located in Humboldt or Shasta counties (sites in Tehama County are not eligible for DC fast charger rebates)
  • Chargers are publicly available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year
  • Charger(s) must not be located behind a fence or in a gated parking lot closed to the public after hours
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: urban/suburban retail core, retail shopping center, grocery store, restaurant, gas station, hospital, airport, police or sheriff station, hotel, city/county/privately-owned parking lot or garage, library, casino, or public transit hub
  • All eligible DC fast charger sites are also eligible for Level 2 chargers as part of a combination application

Level 2 Chargers

  • Located in Humboldt, Shasta or Tehama counties
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: commercial (public availability), workplace (public or private availability, must be shared use), multi-unit dwelling (public or private availability, must be shared use), public facility, light-duty fleet use (public or private availability, must be shared use), or curbside charging

Equipment requirements:
DC Fast Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • Include DCFC dual standard charging stations with both CHAdeMO and SAE CCS connector options
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum 5-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 50 kW or greater
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
  • Must be approved by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program (NRTL)

Level 2 Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum 2-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 6.2 kW or greater
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
  • ENERGY STAR ® Certified
Download
/sites/default/files/2019-03/implementation-manual-northern-california.pdf
/sites/default/files/2019-04/Northern-California-Site-Verification-Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Eligible_Equipment.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip-northern/Northern-California-Sample-Supporting-Documents.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Invoice_Template.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Non_Permanent_Structure_Compliance_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_extension_policy.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/California_EVCS_Regulations_Guide.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Network_Agreement_Acknowledgment_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Serial_Number_Form.pdf

Eligible Costs

The following equipment and costs are eligible for rebate funds under a Level 2 or DC fast charger application in Northern California.

  • Electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)
  • Transformer
  • Electric Panels
  • Energy storage equipment
  • All-inclusive solar EV charging systems
  • Installation costs (labor and materials)
  • Utility service order
  • Planning and engineering design costs
  • Project signage
  • Network agreement with network provider
  • Extended warranties
  • Stub-outs
  • Demand management equipment

Permits as required by authorities having jurisdiction are not eligible costs. Rebate funds do not cover standalone solar panels.

Application Process

It’s easy, just follow the steps below to apply for your rebate:

DC Fast Chargers or Combination DC Fast Charger / Level 2 Charger

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.
2. Apply online prior to purchasing and installing the EV charger(s) and equipment; design, engineering, and utility service requests costs are eligible (at applicant’s risk) after March 28, 2019.
3. If the organization you applied for is not the property owner, upload the Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.
4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 450 calendar days to complete your project.
5. You can request a milestone payment up to 240 calendar days after your funds are reserved. To request a milestone payment, you must submit a permit, signed application, and design invoice at a minimum.

If your project is complete and all required documents uploaded, final payment can be issued.
6. Receive your rebate check in the mail within 15 business days for milestone payment of up to 60% of your reserved funds.  
7. Submit your remaining installation documents online. We will review and process for final payment if full payment was not previously awarded.
8. Receive your final rebate check in the mail within 15 business days.

Level 2 Charger (only)

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.
2. Apply online prior to purchasing and installing the EV charger(s) and equipment; design, engineering, and utility service requests costs are eligible (at applicant’s risk) after March 28, 2019.
3. If the organization you applied for is not the property owner, upload the Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.
4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 270 calendar days to complete your project.
5. Submit your installation documents online for CSE review and processing.
6. Receive your final rebate check in the mail within 15 business days.
Call us at (530) 953-2111 or email northern-cal-calevip@energycenter.org.