EV Fast Charging Incentives Program
Now Accepting Applications!
Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is offering electric vehicle (EV) fast charger installation incentives of $50,000 per charger and up to $200,000 per site. The goal of this program is to accelerate electric vehicle adoption by residents of multifamily developments in SVCE territory. Nearly half of residents in our area live in apartments, but many apartment buildings face challenges in installing on-site EV charging.
So, SVCE is providing funding for DC fast chargers to be sited near multifamily housing to help residents switch to driving electric. In addition, SVCE also provides a free technical assessment to property owners to evaluate whether electric vehicle chargers can be installed on their properties through its FutureFit Assist program.
Multifamily Priority Zones
Through analysis of customer data and in coordination with local agencies, SVCE identified 23 Priority Zones with multifamily housing that could benefit from nearby DC fast chargers. Sites that are within or very near one or more of these Priority Zones are eligible for funding.
To view a map of SVCE service territory with Priority Zones shown, please click on the button below. You can also reference the table below.
MUD Cluster List
|Jurisdiction||Cluster #||MUD Units Within Cluster||Centerpoint Latitude||Centerpoint Longitude|
|Unincorporated Santa Clara County||19||400||37.32390422||-121.9277216|
|Unincorporated Santa Clara County||20||400||37.37675604||-121.83182|
How It Works
1. Apply to reserve your incentive.
Review the Terms and Conditions and complete the online Application prior to purchasing and installing the equipment. SVCE will send you an email confirming your reservation and will reserve your incentive for up to 15 months from the date of reservation.
2. Submit milestone documentation and receive partial payment.
At the 60-day mark, submit evidence of permit application and any utility service documentation, if applicable, through the Progress Form. And then, at the 240-day mark, submit a W-9, invoices showing payment, and proof of funding from other entities, if any, through the Milestone Incentive Claim Form to receive partial incentive funding, up to 60% of total project costs.
3. Install the DCFC equipment.
Complete installation of your DC fast chargers.
4. Submit paperwork and feedback to receive your final incentive payment.
Once the installed DC fast chargers are inspected by your local jurisdiction, fill out the Final Incentive Claim Form. You will need to provide invoices showing payment and photos showing Serial Numbers of all installed DC fast chargers. You will also need to provide feedback about your experience via an online survey. We will mail your final incentive check to you.
All Applicant Requirements, Applicant Duty Requirements, Site Location Requirements, Equipment Requirements, and Covered Cost Requests, as defined under the CALeVIP program apply to this program with two additional requirements:
- Sites must be within or near an SVCE-defined Priority Zone (half a mile from the center or a quarter of a mile from the border).
- SVCE will only fund chargers 100kW or above.
In addition to meeting the basic eligibility requirements above, each site will be evaluated on a variety of factors including 1) rationale for choosing the site location, 2) proximity to a Priority Zone, 3) number of MUD units potentially impacted, 4) number of Priority Zone MUD units potentially impacted, 5) number of MUDs built before 1990, 6) number of chargers proposed, 7) previous DCFC installation experience, 8) recipient of other funding for the same project 9) outreach to MUD residents strategy, 10) technical capability and intent to offer pricing that is the same as SVCE EV rates.
SVCE intends to incentivize about 12 new DC fast charger sites. Applications will be evaluated, and best-fit projects will be selected for funding. The application window is now open through November 15th, 2022.
When to Submit
|Application||Apply now, one for each site|
|Terms & Conditions||After funding has been reserved|
|Incentive Agreement||After funding has been reserved|
|Progress Form||60 days after funding has been reserved|
|Milestone Incentive Claim Form||240 days after funding has been reserved|
|Final Incentive Claim Form||Upon completion of your project|
Frequently Asked Questions
Site developers who are often responsible for identifying, communicating with and recruiting site hosts for suitable projects are invited to apply. Other entities, such as site hosts (e.g., retail property owners, commercial developers), can submit an application but are encouraged to coordinate with the developer of their project to answer application questions.
SVCE is offering incentives for installations of DC fast chargers in specific locations—near designated concentrations of multifamily housing called “Priority Zones”. Please find the list of Priority Zones and a link to a map on this page.
Each site must be near enough to at least one designated Priority Zone such that it will clearly serve residents that live in that Zone (note that the fast chargers do not need to be within one of the Priority Zones). SVCE’s evaluation of sites will be based, in part, on how well the sites achieve this goal. The sites cannot be on the property of multifamily developments.
Only DC fast charging equipment of 100kW or higher capacity is eligible.
Yes, but your SVCE incentives will be reduced. If additional funding is available and reduces costs to complete the project at a value less than the SVCE incentive amount reserved, the incentive amount will be reduced to the balance remaining to complete the project. For example, if your incentive amount is $10,000 and additional funding reduces the cost to complete the project to $7000, the incentive will be reduced to $7000.
Please refer to eligible costs for a complete list as defined under the CALeVIP program. Note that all work and equipment purchases must occur after the date of reservation of funds. Planning and design work are permissible prior to the reservation date.
The incentive amount will vary depending on the total project cost, combination with incentives from other entities, and other factors. The incentives are per charger and not per port. An applicant can receive per site up to $50,000 or 50% of total project cost, whichever is less, for each charger, and up to $200,000 per project or installation site. Chargers with dual simultaneous charging capabilities can be incentivized per port as long as both chargers meet the minimum 100kW requirement during simultaneous charging.
To reserve funds, you will only need to answer application questions in the Application form.
Throughout the installation process, you will be asked to provide a number of supporting documents, including permit application receipt, utility service design documentation, if applicable, W-9 or other tax documentation, equipment and contractor invoices showing payment, photos, and proof of receipt of other payments or grants.
Please see the links located on this page to the appropriate submittal forms. You will be able to attach the documents in a simple “drag & drop” format through a secure DocuSign portal. There is no need for login or creating an account.