We are pleased to announce the launch of Vermont’s new Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) program.  In total $2.4 in funding will be available over multiple years to support the installation of Level 2 and DC fast charge stations at qualified locations in Vermont.  The grant proceeds result from settlements to partially resolve Volkswagen’s violations of the Clean Air Act.  This program is a partnership between Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Housing and Community Development, Agency of Transportation, Department of Health and Public Service Department. 


The program prioritizes funding in state designated areas (downtowns, village centers, new town centers, growth centers and neighborhood planning areas), highway corridors, public transit hubs, major tourist destinations, colleges/universities, hospitals, public park and rides, workplaces and multi-unit housing.  Eligible applicants include Governments (Federal, State, municipal, public education institutions, public utilities, and other public institutions), businesses, non-profits, homeowner associations, electric utilities, and EVSE equipment providers.


There will be a total of $400,000 in funding available in the first grant round.  Grant applications are due November 30th, 2018.  Program description and application are available on our website http://accd.vermont.gov/community-development/funding-incentives/electric-vehicle-supply-equipment-evse-grant-program.  The application has several resources available to help guide applicants through the process of applying. 


Technical assistance on EV charging equipment, installation and siting is also available through Drive Electric Vermont.  They are available to help answer questions, provide guidance, and discuss EV market conditions in Vermont.


Municipalities and Schools needing technical assistance can contact Dan Edson from Building and General Services (BGS) at [email protected].  BGS is contracting with EV equipment providers to offer customized support with siting, equipment selection, installation and application submission.


I will be offering a webinar on October 9th from Noon-12:30pm for those interested in learning more about the EVSE program.  No need to pre-register, just log on day of event using the instructions below.


Knowledge Bites Webinar Series Presents:

What: “Knowledge Bites” webinar session on the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grant Program 

Who:   Gary Holloway,  Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development

How to Log On: www.freeconferencecall.com > Menu > Join Meeting > Online Meeting ID: svep > Name and Email 

For more information on how to connect (visit www.brattleborodevelopment.com/knowledge-bites/ or e-mail Sarah Lang – Sarah Lang [email protected])

When: Tuesday,  October 9th, 12p-1230p

Why: To learn more about the newly announced EVSE grant program



Please contact me to discuss any questions that you may have.


Thank you,



Gary Holloway / Downtown Program Coordinator

Community Planning and Revitalization

Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development

1 National Life Drive, Davis Building, 6th Floor