Grants for Local Government EV Fleets
Energize Delaware promotes the use of electric vehicles in county and local governments. Because of this, we created a new program, Grants for Local Government EV Fleets, funded with five million dollars in the fiscal year 2022-2023. The grant will help county and local governments purchase electric vehicles (EVs). Grants are available for up to $500,000. Energize Delaware will only accept one grant per applicant except when the local government requests funding for a feasibility study. In that case, they may follow up with a second grant for vehicles and charging stations.
What Qualifies as an EV?
Electric Riding Lawn Equipment
What is Covered?
Qualifying Electric Vehicles
Installations and Related Costs
Special Training for New EV Equipment
The grants are awarded to those meeting specific selection criteria and application requirements. Grants will be awarded until the funds are exhausted.
All applications must include new EVs, except those for feasibility studies. You may apply for a feasibility study and return for an EV grant. We would like to see evidence of sustainability practices within your local government, though not required, it will help during the grant selection process.
If your local government is in an overburdened community or an area with increased levels of air pollution, according to the EPA, we will look favorably during the application review period. See links: USDOT Electric Vehicle Charging Justice40 Map