Charge Up! Electric Vehicle Charger Incentive Program

Other Grant Programs

Program Overview

The District is currently accepting applications for its Charge Up! Program. This Program provides funding for public agencies, businesses, and property owners of multi-unit dwellings (i.e. apartment complexes, condominiums, etc.) in the San Joaquin Valley to install electric vehicle (EV) chargers. These chargers will support existing EV owners and encourage the growth of the clean technology in the Valley.

Support Materials

For more information about a specific electric vehicle charger, please contact the manufacturer for equipment specifications. To assist you with this process, the following link provides a compiled list of manufacturers that manufacture electric vehicle chargers. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, nor does the District endorse or is in partnership with the manufacturers identified. Please view the manufacturers list below for contact information.

Manufacturer List

The District has actively worked with Valley stakeholders to develop the San Joaquin Valley Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan to help address the unique barriers and challenges that the Valley faces with respect to EV adoption. An important part of this project was the development of a regional siting analysis to help identify optimal charging locations. This document can be accessed at the following link to help you with your EV charging project:

Siting Analysis

PEV Readiness Plan


Charger Type *Maximum Amount Per Unit Minimum Cost Share
Level 2 Single Port $5,000 None
Level 2 Dual Port $6,000 None
Level 3/DC Fast Charger $25,000 30% of total cost
Funding Cap $50,000 annually per applicant/site

*Actual reimbursement of funds to applicant may be reduced depending on final eligible invoiced costs.

Additional Funding Opportunities

The Valley Air District encourages interested applicants to review the following funding opportunities that are currently available to help reduce the out-of-pocket costs to purchase and install EV chargers. Applicants may be able to stack funds between these programs and Charge Up for maximum savings.

The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP)

Charge Up! applicants may also be eligible for CALeVIP rebates. CALeVIP provides funding for installing publicly available charging stations to support the rapid adoption of electric vehicles across California. Application selection prioritizes “shovel-ready” DC fast charger projects, and can fund up to 50% of a project’s total approved costs, capped at up to $100,000.00 per active connector. For more information including program eligibility requirements, please refer to the CALeVIP website

Charge Ready

To support California’s zero-emission policies, the Charge Ready Program is deploying infrastructure to serve qualified electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout our service territory. You can visit SCE’s map of charging station projects to track their progress. To explore other ways to install charging stations at your site, please visit our EV for Business website for more information.

Communities in Charge

Communities in Charge is California’s market-accelerating, light-duty electric vehicle (EV) charging incentive project funded by the California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program, implemented by CALSTART, and supported in partnership with GRID Alternatives and Tetra Tech. Communities in Charge offers incentives for the installation of Level 2 Chargers for light-duty vehicles at various project sites including Multi-Family Housing, Tribal lands, Congregations, Schools, Healthcare, Nonprofits, Local Governments and Workplaces. Communities in Charge seeks to prioritize project site with high levels of readiness and sites located in priority population communities. Additionally, the incentive project team offers Technical Assistance to empower participants to be successful at every step of their EV charger journey. For more information about the project please visit the website. For any questions, please reach out to the project team using the 'contact' form.


PG&E’s Multifamily Housing and Small Business EV Charger Program is a program to install program eligible EV chargers at multifamily housing (MFH) units, not-for-profit organizations and small businesses, at no cost for sites located in a priority community. The program includes an education campaign for site residents and employees to increase awareness about the charger installation and other EV benefits and incentives. Eligible customers may apply for the program by completing the Multifamily Housing and Small Business EV Charger Program application

Volkswagen Mitigation Trust

The Volkswagen Light Duty Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program will provide funding for the purchase and installation of EV chargers. Funds will focus on expanding EV charging access statewide and at least 50% of funds will be utilized in disadvantage and low-income communities. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is the statewide administrator and additional information will be posted when available. This program is scheduled to open in May 2021. For more information, please refer to the Light-Duty Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program website .