With $10.6 million available to expand the electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Washington, the Department of Commerce is now accepting applications for Electrification of Transportation Systems grants.

“The Electrification of Transportation grant is an innovative and essential investment in Washington state’s clean energy future,” stated Commerce Director Lisa Brown in a prepared statement. “Transportation activity contributes to more than 40 percent of Washington’s overall carbon emissions, as well as harmful co-pollutants. Importantly, this grant prioritizes under-served communities and those disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution from transportation systems. With a focus on community experience and autonomy, Commerce is prioritizing projects that advance zero-emission transportation technology that will benefit everyone.”

Eligible applicants, who may partner with any organization type, are local governments and electric utilities, and projects have to serve at least one of the following:

  • Public transportation
  • Local government fleet vehicles
  • Workplace charging
  • Multi-unit dwelling resident charging
  • Public charging
  • Port – marine or aircraft

For more information, visit this website.

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