There is now $3 million available in state funds for municipalities to purchase zero-emissions vehicles and infrastructure through the State Department of Environmental Conservation.
The rebates and grants are part of the Environmental Protection Fund advancing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s initiative to provide clean transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
"New York is making tremendous strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors by transitioning to cleaner power sources," said Cuomo. "This funding will help more communities achieve a greener future by supporting transportation that is better for the environment and their budgets."
There is $2.5 million available in grants to install hydrogen filling station components or electric vehicle equipment. A 20 percent local match based on total project cost is required. Maximum grant amounts are $250,000 for any facility and $500,000 to any one municipality. DEC will accept applications until May 29, 2020, or until funding is exhausted, whichever occurs first.
There is $500,000 available in clean vehicle rebates for municipalities that purchase or lease eligible clean vehicles for public service on or after July 1, 2019. Plug-in hybrid, all-electric, or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are eligible for rebates of $2,500, while vehicles with an electric range of 51 miles or greater are eligible for rebates of $5,000. DEC will accept applications until July 24, 2020, or until funding is exhausted.