Volkswagen (VW) Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZIP) Round 1

DEEP is seeking grant proposals from municipalities, organizations, and businesses for EVSE installation projects that are environmentally and economically-beneficial, can be initiated promptly, and will be completed quickly.  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is overseeing the implementation of $55.7 million to offset emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in this state stemming from the settlement with Volkswagen in 2018.  The Settlement allows for 15% of the total Trust to be allocated towards light duty electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). For this first round of EVSE funding DEEP is making available $4 million in funding: Of the total amount up to $3 million will be available for EVSE project grants to fund municipal and state government EVSE infrastructure, with $1.2 million of that amount set-aside for EVSE deployment at state government sites to advance the sustainability goals of Executive Order 1 and  $1.8 million set aside for additional state or municipal government sites.   The remainder of the funding, up to $1 million dollars, will be dedicated to support non-government publicly accessible EVSE. 


Application Submission

All interested parties can fill out the application form, which can also be found on DEEP’s VW Grants Mitigation Webpage. Submittals can be sent to:


Central Permit Processing Unit 
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection 
79 Elm Street 
Hartford, CT 06106-5127 
Forms and documents may also be submitted electronically to:



Application Deadline

September 30, 2022

Associated Documents and Websites

VW Grants Mitigation Webpage Application and RFP included.




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