Grant closed. Applications were due Feb. 2021.

EV Level 2 charging station grants

Charging at a Level 2 charging station for electric VehiclesMPCA solicited applications for $170,000 in grants to help fund the purchase and installation of dual-port electric vehicle (EV) Level 2 charging stations in public places and workplace locations. Level 2 charging stations are ideally placed where drivers will be parked for at least 30 minutes, such as retail, restaurants, workplaces, or government buildings.

This grant incorporated an incentive to promote EV charging with clean, renewable energy. Applications will get extra points if the project adds power from a new solar array. The more solar added, the more points awarded.

Closed: Application deadline was Feb. 8, 2021 (4:30 p.m.)

  • Total funding: Approximately $170,000
  • Maximum amount available for each Level 2 dual-port charging station: $7,500
  • Maximum award per application: $105,000

Application materials

EV Level 2 charging station grants

PDF icon Request for proposals (p-f2-33a-fy21)

This document describes the Level 2 EV Charging Station grant round, including information that will help applicants plan their EV charging station project and submit a competitive proposal. Proposals are due no later than 4:30 p.m. Central Time on February 8, 2021.

PDF icon Sample grant agreement (p-f2-33f-fy21)

Informational meeting

MPCA hosted a brief informational meeting on the grant round and RFP.

Questions and answers

Proposers who have any questions regarding this RFP must email questions to grants.pca@state.mn.us, subject line: Level 2, no later than 4 p.m. Central Time on Feb. 3, 2021. Answers to questions will be posted weekly on the FAQ sheet.

PDF icon Frequently asked questions (p-f2-33b-fy21)

It is the applicant’s responsibility to check the MPCA website for the most recent updates on a competitive grant, including the FAQ sheet and addendums.

MPCA personnel are not authorized to discuss this RFP with proposers outside of the question and answer forum. Contact regarding this RFP with any MPCA personnel may result in disqualification.

Background

The purpose of this grant is to increase use of EVs in place of gas- or diesel-powered cars to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful air pollution in the state. Smart investments in EV charging stations will support the growing use of EVs in Minnesota.