At tonight’s Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) I voted in favor and the Board approved authorization of Execution of California Energy Commission (CEC) Funding Agreement No. AVR‐20‐008 to Fund Implementation Strategies from the Contra Costa Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness Blueprint in the Grant Amount of $2,467,067.
On October 23, 2020, the Authority submitted a grant proposal to the CEC in response to Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO)-19-603 Community Challenge EV Readiness Phase 2 Implementation to implement several strategies identified in the Contra Costa EV Readiness Blueprint. On March 17, 2021, the CEC awarded $2,467,067 in grant funds to be matched by local funding and in-kind services totaling $842,684 for a total project cost of $3,309,751. Funds will be used to advance and support EV adoption in Contra Costa disadvantaged communities by installing EV charging stations, implementing workforce development programs in Richmond and East County, implementing an EV carshare program in Richmond, expanding the 511 Contra Costa e-bike rebate program and providing general outreach and education regarding EVs.