California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP)

CALeVIP provides funding to install public EV charging infrastructure throughout California. ChargeLab is an eligible equipment & service provider for all CALeVIP projects.

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The next CALeVIP project is for the 13 inland countries: Butte, El Dorado, Imperial, Kings, Merced, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, and Yolo. CALeVIP funding is often fully allocated within 24 hours, so make sure your application is fully prepared to submit on the project launch date of May 18, 2021.

ChargeLab is an eligible equipment & service provider for all CALeVIP projects. For help preparing your Inland Counties CALeVIP application, contact ChargeLab today.

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What is CALeVIP?

The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) is a project-based grant program funded by the California Energy Commission and implemented by the Center for Sustainable Energy. CALeVIP focuses on public Level 2 and DC fast charging infrastructure, aiming to meet the current and future EV charging needs of different regions throughout California. CALeVIP is currently funded for $71 million, with the potential of up to $200 million.

Approximately 3 CALeVIP projects are launched each year with specific regional focuses. Past projects have focused the counties of Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Sacramento, Humboldt, Shasta, Tehama, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Kern, San Joaquin, Mendocino, and Sonoma. Each CALeVIP project includes partnership with local government agencies and utilities.

The upcoming CALeVIP projects will contribute up to 75% of eligible project costs, including up to $4,500 for Level 2 chargers and up to $80,000 for DC fast chargers and HPCS. Eligible costs include EV chargers, transformers, electric panels, energy storage equipment, installation, utility service orders, planning/engineering design, signage, network services, extended warranties, stub-outs, and demand management equipment.

How does it work?

CALeVIP projects are announced several months before the official application launch date. You can find a full list of active and upcoming projects on the CALeVIP website. The number of applications for CALeVIP funding almost always exceeds the available funding, so it is crucial to submit your application as soon as the project launches.

We suggest preparing your Site Verification Form and install details ahead of the project launch date and having your TIN/EIN on hand. Once a project launches, there is a rush as all interested parties submit their applications. If your application is successful and funds are reserved for your installation, you will have 270 days to submit supporting documentation, including site permits, utility permits, invoices for equipment and install services, network service agreement, inspection card, photographs of the site, and more.

Given the highly competitive nature of CALeVIP, we strongly recommend partnering with a service provider like ChargeLab early to organize the information you need and maximize chances of success. Contact us below to get started.

Disclaimer

CALeVIP is administered by the Center for Sustainable Energy. ChargeLab is not a delivery agent of CALeVIP and has no influence over the CALeVIP selection process.

For the most comprehensive information on CALeVIP, check the official webpage: https://calevip.org/

Upcoming CALeVIP projects

Below is a detailed summary of upcoming CALeVIP projects and active projects where there is still funding available.

Inland Counties Incentive Project

Coming Soon

$17.5 million is be available for the Inland Counties CALeVIP project. The project will launch on May 18, 2021.

Eligible sites include workplaces, multi-family buildings, parking facilities, curbside charging, and public places like casinos, gas stations, grocery stores, hotels, public transit hubs, and shopping centers.

This project offers rebates for 13 inland counties in California. The eligible counties and planned funding allocation is outlined in the table below:

County
DCFC Funding
Level 2 Funding
Total Funding
Butte
$450,000
$420,000
$870,000
El Dorado
$580,000
$360,000
$940,000
Imperial
$510,000
$450,000
$960,000
Kings
$440,000
$700,000
$1,140,000
Merced
$460,000
$200,000
$660,000
Napa
$300,000
$700,000
$1,000,000
Nevada
$220,000
$280,000
$500,000
Placer
$1,860,000
$700,000
$2,560,000
Solano
$1,440,000
$260,000
$1,700,000
Stanislaus
$1,090,000
$880,000
$1,970,000
Sutter
$300,000
$150,000
$450,000
Tulare
$590,000
$430,000
$1,020,000
Yolo
$1,430,000
$2,300,000
$3,730,000
Total
$9,670,000
$7,830,000
$17,500,000

CALeVIP Inland Counties will cover the eligible EV charger purchase and install costs up to the following maximum amounts:

Type of Infrastructure
Output Power
Maximum Funding
Level 2 chargers
At least 6.2 kW
75% up to $3,500
• $500 extra for Disadvantaged/Low Income Community
• $2,000 extra for multi-unit dwellings (MUD)
DC fast chargers
50 kW to 99 kW
75% up to $30,000
• $10,000 extra for Disadvantaged/Low Income Community
High power chargers
100 kW+
75% up to $60,000
• $20,000 extra for Disadvantaged/Low Income Community
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South Central Coast Incentive Project

Planned

$7.1 million will be available for the South Central Coast CALeVIP project. San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties will be eligible. The project will launch in Q3 2021.

Eligible sites include workplaces, multi-family buildings, parking facilities, curbside charging, and public places like casinos, gas stations, grocery stores, hotels, public transit hubs, and shopping centers.

Contact ChargeLab today to learn how to prepare for upcoming CALeVIP projects.

Alameda County Incentive Project

Planned

$14 million will be available for the Alameda County CALeVIP project. The project will launch in Q4 2021.

Eligible sites include workplaces, multi-family buildings, parking facilities, curbside charging, and public places like casinos, gas stations, grocery stores, hotels, public transit hubs, and shopping centers.

Contact ChargeLab today to learn how to prepare for upcoming CALeVIP projects.

Southern California Level 2 Incentive Project

Planned

$22 million will be available for the Southern California Level 2 CALeVIP project. The project will launch in Q1 2022.

Eligible sites include workplaces, multi-family buildings, parking facilities, curbside charging, and public places like casinos, gas stations, grocery stores, hotels, public transit hubs, and shopping centers.

Contact ChargeLab today to learn how to prepare for upcoming CALeVIP projects.

San Diego County Incentive Project

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The San Diego County CALeVIP project launched on October 27, 2020 and distributed over $17.76 million in funding. 100% of project funds have been allocated or reserved. There is currently no additional CALeVIP funding planned for San Diego County projects.

Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project

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The Peninsula-Silicon Valley CALeVIP project launched on December 16, 2020 and distributed over $42 million in funding. 100% of project funds have been allocated or reserved. There is currently no additional CALeVIP funding planned for the counties listed below.

Funding Region
Included Cities & Counties
San Mateo County
San Mateo County
Santa Clara County
Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, and Unincorporated Santa Clara County
City of Palo Alto
City of Palo Alto
City of San José
City of San José
City of Santa Clara
City of Santa Clara
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