Grants to NY Municipalities for Zero-emissions Vehicle Programs


October 29 Deadline Approaching for 2021 Round of the Municipal Zero-emission Vehicle (ZEV) Program

A total of $2.8 million is available to help municipalities to install public charging stations and purchase or lease electric vehicles for fleet use. Applications are available through the New York State Grants Gateway. DEC is accepting applications on a rolling basis from now through October 29, 2021, or until funding is exhausted. Additional information is available online: https://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/109181.html#ZEV

ZEV Rebates

Up to $300,000 in rebates are available for municipalities that purchase (or lease for a minimum of 36 months) eligible vehicles from a dealership in New York. Plug-in hybrid, all-electric, or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are eligible for rebates of up to $7,500 per vehicle, depending on the electric range of the vehicle and provided they were placed into municipal service on or after March 1, 2020.

ZEV Infrastructure Grants

In addition, up to $2.5 million is available for municipalities to install hydrogen filling station components or electric vehicle chargers. A variable local match of zero to 20 percent of the total project cost is required based on the community’s median household income. The maximum grant amount for any location is $250,000 and $500,000 to any one municipality.

Questions? Email DEC’s Office of Climate Change: zevrebate@dec.ny.gov

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