Grant Applications Open for Volkswagen Program
The Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program (TxVEMP) is now accepting applications for grants to purchase and install Level 2 charging equipment for light-duty zero emission vehicles.
October update: The submission deadline has been extended to January 27, 2021. Changes have been made to the Request for Grant Application (RFGA), which can now be submitted electronically.
A total of $10.4 million in grants is available under TxVEMP, which is administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. A settlement agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the state of California, and Volkswagen created this program. The Program’s goals are to lower nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and to reduce Texans’ exposure to pollutants from older vehicles and equipment.
Individuals, corporations, organizations, governments or governmental subdivisions or agencies, business trusts, partnerships, associations, or other legal entities are all eligible to apply for this grant. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Funding is available statewide for equipment installed:
- In a public place, workplace, or multi-unit dwelling.
- At a site without existing light-duty electric charging services.
Grant recipients could receive up to $2,500 per installation. Funds awarded may not exceed 70% of eligible costs for Level 2 chargers at public charging stations or 60% of the cost of chargers installed at a workplace or multi-unit dwelling. Grants may not be used to expand the number of vehicles serviced at an existing charging station or other site.