Published February 2, 2018



Bay Area Air Quality Management District

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) is pleased to announce the application period for the 2018 Charge! Program is currently open. Charge! is accepting applications until 4:00 pm on March 9, 2018. This incentive program offers grant funding to help offset a portion of the cost of purchasing, installing, and operating new publicly available charging stations at qualifying facilities within the Air District’s jurisdiction. 

Charge! Program
The goal of the Charge! Program is to rapidly expand access to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in order to accelerate the Bay Area’s adoption of EVs and ultimately achieve the region’s EV deployment goals of 110,000 EVs by 2020, and 247,000 by 2025. As of December 2016, there were 83,000 EVs registered to Bay Area drivers. Both public and private entities are eligible to apply. For 2018, $5 million is allocated to this program. Awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. For a full list of eligibility requirements, please see the Charge! Program Application Guidance located at www.baaqmd.gov/charge.

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

  • Thursday, February 8, 2018, 10:00 - 11:00 am (Register)
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (Register)

Each workshop will be held online via webinar and is limited to 100 attendees. Registration is required. Based on demand, additional workshops may be scheduled in the future. Notices about additional pre-application workshops will be sent via email to parties that have signed up to receive free TFCA email alerts.The Online Application Form will be available at www.baaqmd.gov/charge, following the first mandatory pre-application workshop. Instructions on how to apply will be given at the workshop.

Additional Information
Additional information on this program and other initiatives is available. For details, please refer to www.baaqmd.gov/charge, or the Bay Area Air Quality Management District information below.

Contact Information
Ken Mak
Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Acting Supervising Staff Specialist
939 Ellis Street, San Francisco, California 94109
(415) 749-8660  phone     kmak@baaqmd.gov  e-mail     www.baaqmd.gov   WWW

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