For the latest information on state and federal government grants, you are encouraged to contact Andrea Eilers for more information at (919) 558-2705,

Active Grant Solicitations
      • Nissan Fleetail 2.0 Incentives
        Funding to help pay an additional $8,000 toward a fleet’s procurement of a Nissan LEAF. This is in addition to the federal incentive currently in place for up to $7,500 off the purchase of a Nissan LEAF.
      • Title XVII Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Solicitation  
        The REEE solicitation currently provides up to $4.5 billion in loan guarantees (for a variety of projects not just EV charging) to support innovative renewable energy and efficient energy projects in the United States.  As you are aware, EVs can play an important role in reducing GHGs and meeting the U.S.’s aggressive climate goals; however, insufficient charging infrastructure remains an obstacle to growing this industry.  LPO’s fact sheet (here), provides additional context for the supplement.
      • Duke Energy EVSE Charging
        Duke Energy’s “EV Charging Infrastructure Support Project” will provide $1 million to help cities and towns develop public charging stations for residents. Duke Energy will pay 100 percent up to $5,000 per charge port; $20,000 per site, or $50,000 per city under the program.
      • Duke Energy E-Bus Charging Infrastructure Support
        Duke energy is proposing to provide financial assistance to transit agency customer up to $500,000 for the purchase and construction of electric bus charging infrastructure. Enabling the electrification of mass transit provides an important element in reducing urban air pollution caused by diesel bus emissions while also providing transit agencies fuel diversity and cost stability. If interested, please send a reply to and indicate the number and manufacturer of electric buses you are contemplating, acquisition time, and any available details on potential location.
      • Clean Fuels Advanced Technology (CFAT)
        Funded by the N.C. Department of Transportation and administered by the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center. It is focused on reducing transportation related emissions in the 24 NC counties that do not meet national air quality standards. Next solicitation expected in 2017.
      • Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) Bus Rebates
        Approximately $7 million is available in rebates to public school bus fleet owners for the replacement or retrofit of older school buses. The goal of this program is to reduce diesel emissions, and to reduce the exposure of children to harmful airborne toxins.
      • NC Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), Diesel Emissions Reductions Grant (DERG)
        The Diesel Emissions Reductions grant (DERG) funds projects that will replace or retrofit current diesel fleets, with the intention of reducing diesel emissions. Approximately $231,500 is available for all projects funded statewide.  The Division of Air Quality expects to fund 3 to 5 projects.
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