Charge Fast Program

Learn how to apply for funding for electric vehicle charging stations.

The Air District, in partnership with the California Energy Commission, is seeking applications from public and private entities in implementing ready-to-go (“shovel-ready”) projects that will accelerate the deployment of DC (direct current) fast-charging stations at remote destinations and along transportation corridors in the Bay Area. 

The purpose of the program is to help improve and expand the access of electric vehicle drivers to the fast-charging network for regional travel. 

A paper will be published to the CEC with the information gathered.

This is a competitive solicitation. The deadline for receiving application is 4:00 PM, Monday, March 28, 2016.

Approximately $800,000 is available for the program, which will provide up to $40,000 per DC fast-charging station and bonuses for projects that incorporate solar and wind-power generation, up to 75% of total eligible costs.


Both public and private entities are eligible. For a full list of eligibility requirements, see the Charge Fast! Program Application Guidance.

How to Apply

  1. Review the Charge Fast! Program for complete eligibility and program information.
  2. Attend an application workshop to learn about the program and application process.
  3. Apply – The application must be submitted online by 4:00 PM, Monday, March 28, 2016.
    - A hard copy of a W-9 must be received by the deadline.

Workshops and Events

Air District staff will conduct pre-application webinars to review the program requirements, the application process, and the application evaluation criteria.  Registration is required to participate in the webinars, and early registration is encouraged as the webinars are limited to 100 attendees.  Webinar attendance is highly encouraged.

Pre-Application Webinar Dates:

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM) Register for 3/16/16 workshop
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (10:00AM – 11:00AM) Register for the 3/22/16 workshop

Based on demand, additional webinars may be scheduled.  Notices about additional pre-application webinars will be sent via email to parties that have signed up to receive TFCA email alerts. Interested parties are also encouraged to visit this website for updates.


Chengfeng Wang
Manager, Strategic Incentives


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Last Updated: 3/10/2016