New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
03/31/17 3:00 PM EST
Grants to New York State municipalities for building facilities that support the deployment of clean vehicles. The last day to ask questions on the granting process is February 28, 2017. Funding is intended to help reduce New York State’s greenhouse gasses emissions by encouraging the use of clean vehicles.
An eligible infrastructure project is any facility that is used primarily for the public charging and/or fueling of vehicles which meet the eligible vehicle definition as follows: vehicle is an eligible clean vehicle as defined by ECL §54-1521(1)(c); vehicle was purchased or leased on or after April 1, 2016 and placed into municipal service; if leased, the term of the lease is no less than 36 months.
Clean Vehicle Infrastructure rebates are available to municipalities in the following two subcategories listed below toward the cost of eligible infrastructure projects which support the deployment of clean vehicles.
Eligible Rebate Costs: Eligible costs include personal services (salary and fringe), non-personal services (contractual, materials, equipment, and other direct project-related costs). Infrastructure costs eligible for rebate must be incurred by the applicant within the period/term of a resulting contract.
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) infrastructure - Eligible costs include personal service and non-personal service costs incurred by a municipality to install an eligible electric vehicle charging facility (excluding a building and its structural components) for providing Level 2 networked Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) with at least one SAE J1772 standard port, or providing charging stations that offer DC Fast Charging service through both a CHAdeMO and SAE combo connector port.
This includes but is not limited to the purchase of materials, hardware and software, and labor in conducting site work, trenching, paving, wiring, installation of protective features such as wheel stops and bollards, and/or installation of hardware and software related to facility operation. Up to two years of charging and/or operations costs, such as networking fees/subscriptions, will also be considered eligible for a rebate (for electric vehicle charging only), if a long-term operations and maintenance plan for the facility is submitted at the time of application.
Hydrogen fuel cell infrastructure - Eligible costs include personal service and non-personal service costs incurred by a municipality to install or contribute to installation of an eligible facility (excluding a building and its structural components) for refueling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, including but not limited to the purchase of materials, equipment, and hardware; labor in conducting civil engineering and site preparation work, trenching, paving, wiring, installation of security and protective features such as fencing, wheel stops and bollards; and/or electrical grid integration and/or installation of onsite energy storage.
GrantWatch ID#: 176205
- Up to a total of $1,250,000 will be available for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) infrastructure, with no more than 50% of this total ($625,000) awarded to any one municipality.
- Up to a total of $1,000,000 will be available for hydrogen fuel cell infrastructure, with no more than 75% of this total ($750,000) awarded to any one municipality.
All projects must have defined objectives, tasks, and deliverables accounted for in performance measures that can be completed and invoiced within a two-year contract period/term.
Eligible applicants are counties, cities, towns, and villages of the State of New York. State entities are not eligible.
In order to be eligible to receive an infrastructure rebate grant award in either infrastructure subcategory, an application must pass a series of eligibility criteria. If an application passes all the pass/fail criteria, then the proposed facility application will be reviewed for technical criteria, and a minimum average score of at least 70 points must be accumulated to be eligible for a rebate (grant award). See table on Page 8 of the grant guidelines for the full eligibility test.
Ineligible Rebate Costs: Ineligible costs include travel, fund-raising, salaries of elected officials, taxes, overhead or indirect costs (with the exception of electricity provided for charging, and EVSE networking fees/subscriptions), and land acquisition costs. Infrastructure costs incurred by the municipality prior to the term of a resulting contract are not eligible for reimbursement.
Registration information for the online grant portal, including a video tutorial, is available on the Grants Reform website at http://grantsreform.ny.gov
In addition to registering, all not-for-profit organizations must also complete the Vendor Prequalification process in the Grants Gateway to be considered eligible to apply for any available grant opportunity. Government entities and public authorities are currently not required to complete the Vendor Prequalification Process.
A twenty percent (20%) local match on the rebate (grant award amount) is required for both of the infrastructure subcategories.
There is a Q & A document available in Supporting Documents below.
- The last date for asking questions is February 28, 2017.
- Applications are accepted until March 31, 2017.
- Anticipated Award Date - Friday, March 31, 2017; The awards are being made on a rolling basis beginning no earlier than 10/17/16 and through 3/31/17, or until funds are exhausted.
- Applicants selected to receive a grant award will be notified by the Department in both an email and in an official Department award letter. The Grants Gateway will also notify the municipality of a resulting contract award.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Complete applications must be submitted through the New York State Grants Gateway Grant Opportunity Portal (https://grantsgateway.ny.gov).
Nancy Welsh, contact person
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Office of Climate Change
Albany, NY 12233-1030
USA: New York City; New York