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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.

Applications will be accepted  starting October 15, 2022

What Qualifies as an EV?
Cars
Trucks
Vans
Motorcycles
Electric Riding Lawn Equipment

What is Covered?
Qualifying Electric Vehicles
Feasibility Studies
Charging  Stations
Utility Upgrades
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

 

If you need additional information, email Suzanne Sebastian at suzanne.sebastian@deseu.org  or  please call our office at 302-883-3048.