Funding Type
Block Grant (Incentive Project, Rebates)
Project Status
Release Date
Submission Deadline
Important: This block grant project is being implemented by an outside entity for the Energy Commission. Please use the link below to submit an application.


Communities in Charge is California’s market-accelerating, light-duty electric vehicle (EV) charging incentive project funded by the California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program, implemented by CALSTART, and supported in partnership with GRID Alternatives and Tetra Tech. Communities in Charge is designed to transform EV accessibility, rapidly catalyze new markets, and swiftly deploy Level 2 EV charging stations.

Communities in Charge is built to scale as funding is made available and aims to help set participants up for success before, during, and after chargers are installed. The project integrates transparent participation requirements and technical assistance to help participants plan for a successful project. The project team will offer support and outreach for participants of various readiness levels, with financial incentives reserved for projects with the highest levels of readiness. Visit the project's page for more information on requirements, eligibility, and to submit an application. 

Additional Information

  • Incentive Amount Available: $38 million 
  • Visit the Communities in Charge webpage for project guidelines and eligibility.

Solicitation Contact

Refer to project implementer's external website