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It is an exciting time for transportation electrification with an unprecedented amount of funding becoming available at both the federal and state level.  From the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) passed by the U.S. Congress to Washington State’s Clean Fuel Standard and Climate Commitment Act, there is no shortage of funding opportunities to track.  

The table below provides direct links to funding programs to support investments in electrification and/or alternative fuels infrastructure, or links to organizations that regularly collect and post external funding opportunities. Additionally, state programs and incentives are highlighted below. For a comprehensive overview of the funding authorized through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, visit the PSRC’s funding page.

Funding Opportunities

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Opportunity TypeProgram Name & LinkAgencyEligible ApplicantsProgram DescriptionEligible ProjectsNotes
GrantCharge Where You AreEcologyElectric utilities, Public agencies, Federally recognized Tribal governments, Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizationsProject Types
Installing 4-10 Level 2 charging plugs for:
Multi-Unit Residential Buildings
Publicly available charging
Fleet and workplace charging
Application Period
Sept. 26 – Nov. 16, 2023
Guidelines will be published on Sept 26.
GrantEV ChargingCommerceBusinesses, Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, Public organizations, Tribal governmentsProject Types
Installing Level 2 or DC Fast Charging (DCFC) for:
Multi-family residential charging
Publicly-available charging in underserved communities
Fleet depot and workplace charging
Application Period
Sept. 6 – Dec. 1, 2023

Open Now
Opportunity TypeProgram Name & LinkAgencyEligible ApplicantsProgram DescriptionEligible ProjectsNotes
GrantVolkswagen/Clean Diesel GrantsEcologyGrants will be available to public and tribal organizations in WashingtonThe Washington State Department of Ecology will provide approximately $16.3M to transition publicly or tribally owned street sweepers, refuse vehicles, freight switcher locomotives, and port cargo handling equipment to zero emission.Charging, Vehicle AcquisitionGrant applications will be open from July 26, 2023 – October 26, 2023.
Recurring Funding OpportunityDiesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) National Competitive GrantsEPAStates, Tribes, Localities, transportation providers, nonprofitsAwards funding to eligible government agencies and nonprofits for eligible diesel emissions reduction solutions, including the replacement of heavy-duty diesel vehicles with EVs.Charging, Vehicle AcquisitionOpen for applications now and close on December 1st, 2023.

Opportunity TypeProgram Name & LinkAgencyEligible ApplicantsProgram DescriptionEligible ProjectsNotes
Recurring Funding OpportunityDiesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Washington State GrantsEcologyStates, Tribes, Localities, transportation providers, nonprofitsAwards funding to eligible government agencies and nonprofits for eligible diesel emissions reduction solutions, including the replacement of heavy-duty diesel vehicles with EVs.Charging, Vehicle Acquisition
Recurring Funding OpportunityFHWA and FTA Regional FundingPSRCFor information about this funding source, visit
GrantCharging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant ProgramDOT Federal Highway AdministrationCounty, State, & Local governments, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Others (see opportunity for clarification), Special district governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Infrastructure PlanningClosed May 30, 2023
Funding ProgramElectrification of Transportation Systems Program (ETS)CommerceVaries based on opportunityThis grant fund is for the continued transformation of the electric transportation market in Washington State. The Electrification of Transportation Systems Program (ETS) provides grants to Washington local governments, Tribal Governments, and retail electric utilities for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.ChargingClosed May 15, 2023
Funding ProgramZero-emission Vehicle GrantsWSDOTVaries based on opportunityElectric vehicle charging infrastructureChargingClosed May 11, 2023
Funding ProgramVolkswagen enforcement action grantsEcologyVaries based on opportunityWashington will receive $141 million from Volkswagen to settle violations of the state and federal Clean Air Acts. The funds are the result of a $112.7 million federal settlement negotiated by EPA and $28.4 million from a separate state settlement. Our goal for investing the funds is to maximize air pollution reductions in communities affected by harmful diesel exhaust.Charging, Vehicle AcquisitionEcology anticipates opening a grant program for Level 2 charging stations for passenger vehicles in Fall of 2023, and a grant program for DC fast charging stations for passenger vehicles in 2024. More information will be shared via our email list. Sign up using this link:
Funding ProgramClean diesel grantsEcologyVaries based on opportunityClean diesel grants will reduce greenhouse gases and protect our children and those most affected by toxic diesel emissions. The program’s primary objective is to electrify school buses, but the program will also support idle reduction and other diesel equipment engine replacements.Workforce Development, Vehicle AcquisitionVaries based on opportunity

Climate Pollution Reduction Grants

In early 2023, EPA released guidance on the new Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) opportunity under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The CPRG program will provide grants to states, local governments, tribes, and territories to develop and implement plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful air pollution. This two-staged grant program provides funding of $250 million for noncompetitive planning grants (Phase 1), and $4.6 billion for competitive implementation grants (Phase 2). Guidance on Phase 2 is expected to be released by EPA in late 2023. In close collaboration with jurisdictional partners across the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (Agency) has been selected to be the lead agency for the CPRG program. The Agency and PSRC look forward to working with jurisdictions across the Puget Sound region (King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties) on this important four-year effort. For any questions, please feel free to reach out to Sara Hetrick at [email protected].

Key Washington State Programs 

The Washington State Clean Fuels Program will curb carbon pollution from transportation, which is the largest source of statewide greenhouse gas emissions in Washington. The Clean Fuel Standard is designed to decrease the carbon intensity of Washington’s transportation fuels. It will provide an increasing range of low-carbon and renewable alternatives, which reduce dependency on petroleum and improve air quality. 

EV impacts to watch for: Generation of program credits through installing EVSE 

The Washington State Climate Commitment Act (CCA) caps and reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Washington’s largest emitting sources and industries, allowing businesses to find the most efficient path to lower carbon emissions. This powerful program works alongside other critical climate policies to help Washington achieve its commitment to reducing GHG emissions by 95% by 2050. 

EV impacts to watch for: Under the law, proceeds from the CCA allowance auctions must be invested in critical climate projects focused on improving clean transportation options — increasing climate resilience in ecosystems and communities — and addressing issues of environmental justice and health inequity in Washington. Importantly, the CCA requires that at least 35% of funds be invested in projects that benefit overburdened communities, and a minimum of 10% go to projects with tribal support. 

The Washington State Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Law includes new requirements to gradually increase the number of new ZEVs sold in Washington, until all new vehicles meet the ZEV standard starting in 2035. (RCW 70A.30.010) 

EV impacts to watch for: The ZEV law will increase the availability of zero-emission vehicles being sold in Washinton. This will only accelerate the current rapid uptake of electric vehicles.  

Federal and State Incentives 

Visit our ‘Consumer Tools’ resource card to learn more about calculating incentives