New York State is offering $3 million in state funds to help municipalities purchase zero-emission vehicles and install related infrastructure. The rebates and grants are administered by the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and supported by the state's Environmental Protection Fund to advance Governor Andrew Cuomo’s climate change goals and clean transportation initiatives.
This round of funding includes the following:
Clean Vehicle Rebates: $500,000
Rebates are available to municipalities that purchase (or lease for a minimum of 36 months) an eligible, clean vehicle placed into municipal service from a dealership in New York State on or after July 1, 2019. Plug-in hybrid, all-electric, or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles with a 10- to 50-mile electric range are eligible for rebates of $2,500. Vehicles with an electric range of 51 miles or greater are eligible for rebates of $5,000. DEC will accept applications until July 24, 2020, or until funding is exhausted, whichever occurs first.
ZEV Infrastructure Grants: $2,500,000
Grants are available to municipalities to install hydrogen filling station components or electric vehicle supply equipment that is Level 2 or direct current fast charge (DCFC). A 20% local match based on total project cost is required. Maximum grant amounts are $250,000 for any facility and $500,000 to any one municipality. There is no minimum award amount. DEC will accept applications until May 29, 2020, or until funding is exhausted, whichever occurs first.
Full details regarding both programs are available in the Requests for Applications on the DEC website.