Tri-county regional launch of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project

Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (APCD), Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA) and their partner, Clean Power Alliance (CPA) are excited to announce the upcoming tri-county regional launch of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) on July 27.

The tri-county CALeVIP Project seeks to rapidly expand the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties and is funded through a combination of grants from California Energy Commission (CEC) and local partners. The CALeVIP Project is administered by the nonprofit Center for Sustainable Energy.

On December 8, 2020, in an effort to leverage grant funding from CEC, the APCD Board approved investment of $1.5 million over a three-year period towards installation of EV charging stations in Ventura County through CALeVIP. The CPA Board of Directors then approved one year of funding worth $570,000 on May 6, 2021. Due in part to these funding contributions from APCD and CPA, there will be nearly $6 million available to fund an estimated 650 new chargers, including 70 fast chargers in Ventura County, the largest one-time investment yet.

CALeVIP offers rebates for the purchase and installation of both Level 2 and DC fast chargers with increased funding for multi-unit dwellings, disadvantaged communities, and low-income communities. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The program launched on July 27.

Because of the high interest regarding the project and expectation that funds may be reserved within hours of program launch, APCD and CPA recommends that all interested parties register and attend the webinar (register here) and begin working with an eligible EV charger vendor.  These vendors will help prepare materials to submit applications at the program launch. More information at


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