The New York state government has announced the availability of $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 and supported by the state’s Environmental Protection Fund.
The funding will be distributed through the New York State Grants Gateway.
The aim is to advance the state’s climate change goals and clean transportation initiatives by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Andrew Cuomo, state governor, said: “New York is making tremendous strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors by transitioning to cleaner power sources.
“This funding will help more communities achieve a greener future by supporting transportation that is better for the environment and their budgets.”
The funding will be distributed as follows:
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 at 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
ZEV infrastructure grants: $2.5 million
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. Full details regarding both programs are available in the Requests for Applications on the DEC website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/109181.html.