EV Level 2 charging station grants

Level 2 charging station for electric vehiclesMPCA solicited applications for grants to install Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in public places, workplaces, and multi-unit housing. This grant opportunity is funded by the Volkswagen settlement; see Minnesota's phase 1 plan for more details.

The purpose of this grant is to increase use of electric vehicles (EVs) in place of gas-powered cars to mitigate nitrogen oxides, and decrease fine particle pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in the state. Installing EV charging stations for public use makes EV ownership practical for more Minnesotans.

Awarded grants

(25) Level 2 EV charging stations will be installed in the following locations. All 25 stations are dual port, meaning two vehicles can charge at the same time. Most stations are available for public use 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Grantee Grant Charging station location

City of Minneapolis

$8,945

Department of Public Works: Hiawatha Maintenance Facility(*)

City of Minneapolis

$8,944

Department of Public Works: Hiawatha Maintenance Facility(*)

City of South St. Paul

$10,000

City Hall/South St. Paul Public Library

City of South St. Paul

$10,000

Central Square Community Center

City of Saint Paul

$8,340

Snelling-Midway (on-street)

City of Saint Paul

$8,680

Block 19 Ramp

City of Saint Paul

$8,700

Lowertown Ramp

City of Saint Paul

$8,700

Kellogg Ramp

Great Plains Institute

$6,968

City of Fridley Civic Campus

Great Plains Institute

$7,263

Coon Rapids Ice Center

Great Plains Institute

$7,653

Coon Rapids City Hall

Hennepin County

$10,000

South Minneapolis Service Center

Hennepin County

$10,000

Augsburg Park Library

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

$5,050

White Oak Casino

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

$5,050

Northern Lights Casino

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

$5,050

Cedar Lakes Casino

Renewable Energy Partners

$10,000

Brooklyn Center (new development)

Sundial Solar Energy $5,136 Hi-Lake Shopping Center
Sundial Solar Energy $5,136 Hi-Lake Shopping Center
Sundial Solar Energy $5,136 Edison High School
Sundial Solar Energy $5,136 Antiques Minnesota
University of Minnesota $10,000 University of Minnesota – Duluth, Parking Lot D
University of Minnesota $10,000 University of Minnesota – Duluth, Residence Dining Center
University of Minnesota $5,615 University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Food Operations Building

 

Background

Closed: Application deadline for these funds was Aug. 21, 2018 (2:30 p.m. Central Time).

Level 2 charging stations, powered by 240 volts of alternating current, provide (SAE) J-1772 standard protocol connectors for drivers to charge their electric vehicles (EVs). The intent of the program is to provide charging services to EV drivers likely to park at the station for 15 minutes or longer. 

Examples of public place locations include local government (municipality, township, county) facilities, K-12 schools, higher education institution parking facilities, and grocery and retail stores, where the charging stations are available to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Workplace charging applications may be for employee or fleet use. Multi-unit dwelling installation sites include apartment and condominium parking facilities.

VW Settlement Phase 1 - Electric Vehicle (EV) Level 2 charging station grant

PDF icon Request for proposals (p-f2-33a-fy18)

The RFP assists proposers in applying for and managing state grants. This document describes the Level 2 EV Charging Station grant round, including information on who may apply for funding, the funding priorities for the round, match requirements, activities eligible for funding, and other information that will help proposers plan their project and submit a competitive proposal. Proposals are due no later than 2:30 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Microsoft Office document icon Proposal workplan (p-f2-33c-fy18)

Office spreadsheet icon Proposal budget (p-f2-33d-fy18)

Microsoft Office document icon Affidavit of noncollusion (p-f2-33e-fy18)

Other references

PDF icon Sample grant agreement (p-f2-33f-fy18)

PDF icon Project evaluation methods (p-f2-33g-fy18)

PDF icon Frequently asked questions (p-f2-33b-fy18)

Training: This brief webcast offers an overview of the Request For Proposals (RFP) and application forms.