Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the $2.8 million is available to help municipalities purchase or lease zero-emission vehicles for fleet use and to install public charging stations. The grants are part of New York’s commitment to supporting municipal efforts to meet the challenges posed by climate change.
In addition, up to $2.5 million is available for municipalities to install hydrogen filling station components or electric vehicle chargers, such as fast chargers, in locations that maximize access by the public. 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.
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“New York is at the leading the way in combating climate change with new, innovative actions that address every sector of the green energy economy,” Governor Cuomo said. “One of our keys to success will be making it easier for all New Yorkers to drive electric vehicles, in turn reducing harmful emissions from transportation. This significant investment will support municipalities in their efforts to purchase zero-emission vehicles and adopt clean energy practices while also advancing our nation-leading climate agenda.”
Applications for the 2021 Zero-emission Vehicle Rebate Program and the 2021 Zero-emission Vehicle Infrastructure Grant Program are available through the New York State Grants Gateway. The state Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting them on a rolling basis from now through October 29, or until funding is exhausted.
Additional information on both programs is available here.