Explore grants and incentives for your business
Federal funding can help you upgrade to new technologies
Whether you're a small business, school, nonprofit or government organization, explore federal funding opportunities that make new technologies more affordable.
Find grants that your organization qualifies for and download the grant summary, or explore the grant website for more details. Go to grants.gov to find new grants, expanded rounds of funding on existing grants and current deadlines.
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Whether you're starting your electric transition, or adding the latest tech, here are the steps in working with us on your project.
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Step 5: Pre-construction planning
Step 6: Begin construction
General Grants FAQs
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a bipartisan law that authorizes $1.2 trillion for transportation and infrastructure. Funds address areas including energy, power infrastructure, and more. For full details,
explore the federal IIJA guidebook
A Notice of Funding Opportunity and a Funding Opportunity Announcement is issued by the federal government when a new grant (or a new phase of an existing grant) is available. NOFOs and FOAs are how grants, the result of acts of congress, are disbursed.
A great source of information on new funding and deadlines for new phases of existing grants is grants.gov
EV and Energy Efficiency Grants FAQs
Plenty of customers are enjoying the benefits of energy efficiency grant programs, including:
- Electric transit buses in Tulsa, Shreveport, Columbus, and Athens
- Electric School Buses in OH, VA, WV, OK, TX.
- Electric Delivery Vans used by Walmart and Amazon
- Electric Bus Manufacturing Facilities in OK, OH, VA.
One way to determine if EV fleets are right for you is by conducting a technology maturity assessment. In general, businesses that utilize half ton trucks and vans, with an expected daily mileage of 60-70 miles or less, are prime candidates for fleet electrification.
To determine suitability, ask yourself two key questions: What does the vehicle transport, and how far does it travel?
Station Location: A station location is a site, like a parking garage or a mall parking lot, where you can find one or more EVSE ports to charge your electric vehicle.
EVSE Port: An EVSE port is the power source that charges your vehicle. It can have multiple connectors, but only one vehicle can charge at a time. Think of it like a charging post that can accommodate one or more EVSE ports.
Connector: Connectors are what you plug into your vehicle to charge it. You might come across different types like CHAdeMO or CCS, but remember, only one vehicle can charge at a time. These connectors are sometimes called plugs.
Battery EVs are about 40% cheaper to maintain compared to traditional vehicles. You'll spend less on part replacements and tune-ups. Plus, the Department of Energy
found that fueling an EV cost only half as much on average.
Electric Vehicles are one type of AFVs – other fuel types include biodiesel, CNG, ethanol, hydrogen, LNG, propane, and renewable diesel.
There are over 55,000 EV public charging stations, and the numbers keep growing. You can easily find them using this resource
from the Alternative Fuels Data Center. This comprehensive tool covers all registered EV public charging stations in the US and Canada, and you can conveniently filter them by state.
When the Grant FOA or NOFO is released, submit your concept paper. After review, the results will be shared, giving you the opportunity to apply for the grant. If necessary, form a consortium. Secure grant funding, negotiate, and implement your program, making sure to report your progress along the way.