GFO-21-601 Charging Access for Reliable On-Demand Transportation Services (CARTS)

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Closed (22 total applications submitted)
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The California Energy Commission’s (CEC’s) Clean Transportation Program (formerly known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program) announces the availability of up to $6 million in grant funds for projects that will support electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for high mileage on-demand transportation services including services such as ride-hailing, taxis, and meal and grocery delivery.


Eligible projects will provide electric vehicle charging infrastructure to support charging for on-demand transportation services and other services such as meal and grocery delivery. Eligible projects must demonstrate participation of or written support from on-demand transportation service companies. Examples of on-demand transportation services include Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) and Charter-Party Carriers (TPCs), as defined by the California Public Utilities Commission; taxi fleets; and food delivery services.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business

This solicitation is open to all private entities with a business presence in California. Applicants are encouraged to partner with local city or county government authorities, nonprofit entities, community-based organizations, environmental organizations, local workforce development agencies, building developers, technology vendors, and utilities throughout the application process.

Eligible Geographies:

Each application must choose one of the three identified regions:

Northern California

Central Valley

Southern California

Matching Funding Requirement:

Applications must include a minimum 50% percent of the total project cost as match share.

Applications must include a minimum cash contribution equal to at least 50 percent of the minimum match requirement.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
January 21, 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Until funds expire

Funding Details

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The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Assembly Bill (AB) 118 (Núñez, Chapter 750, Statutes of 2007), created the Clean Transportation Program. The statute authorizes the CEC to develop and deploy alternative and renewable fuels and advanced transportation technologies to help attain the state’s climate change policies.

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Funds are disbursed on a reimbursement basis (where the Recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor).

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Douglas Harvey, 1-916-827-8326,