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File #: 22-4154    Name:
Type: Discussion Items Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/9/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/17/2022 Final action:
Title: DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING PROGRAMS AND GRANT FUNDING AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT THE EXPANSION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS ON COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS
Attachments: 1. Administrative Report, 2. Map-Alternative Fuel Corridor and Highway Proximity, 3. N.5- Blue Folder
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To: MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
From: LUKE SMUDE, ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER

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DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING PROGRAMS AND GRANT FUNDING AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT THE EXPANSION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS ON COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
As part of the Strategic Plan, Council asked staff to report on programs and funding sources to develop additional electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on commercial corridors in the City. Currently, there are both federal and local grant programs available to help move this initiative forward.

At the federal level, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) includes approximately $7.5 billion in funding for EV chargers over the next 5 years through both formula and competitive grant programs. Locally, Southern California Edison (SCE) is accepting applications for its Charge Ready program which provides full funding for electrical and other infrastructure costs associated with approved EV projects. Staff are working with SCE officials to prepare a Charge Ready application. This report provides an opportunity to discuss possible EV project locations in the City and give direction on the preparation of future grant requests.

BACKGROUND
The move to zero-emission vehicles is an important initiative for federal, state, and local agencies. In California, the California Energy Commission has set the goal of having 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on California roads by 2025. In order to do our part to support this goal, Council asked staff to investigate programs and grant funding sources that are currently available to build-out additional EV charging stations throughout the City's commercial corridors.

At the federal level, the BIL represents an historic investment in EV charging infrastructure across the United States and will provide $7.5 billion in funding over the next 5 years through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula and the Discretionary Grant Pro...

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