DEQ released the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Phase 2 Level 2 Workplace Program on June 13, 2022. Applications for the Level 2 Workplace Program opened in the Grant Management System on July 25, 2022.
Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all funds are exhausted or when the application closes. Currently, approximately $313,904 in funds is still available and applications remain open and the application will remain open until March 31, 2023.
Level 2 Workplace Program
DEQ releases Request for Proposals for the Phase 2 Workplace Program on June 13, 2022.
In Phase 2 of the program, $489,544 in Volkswagen funds are allocated to the Level 2 Workplace Program to install Level 2 electric vehicle charging infrastructure at eligible workplaces for employee or fleet vehicle charging.
DAQ announced the latest round of awards through this program in February 2023. Additional awards are being made as qualifying applications are received. See the full list of Level 2 Workplace awards (updated 02/17/2023) for more information.
Eligible Action Category
Program Funding Amount
Level 2 State Workplace Program
Light Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Supply Equipment
|Project Type||Accessible to General Public||Maximum Rebate per Charging Port||Or (whichever is less)||Maximum % of Total Project Costs*|
*NCDEQ reserves the right to partially fund an application based on available funds.
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|Release of RFP||June 13, 2022|
|Webinar for new DAQ Grants Management System Users||June 20, 2022|
|Program RFP information session||June 27, 2022|
|Information sessions will be online and registration is required. Dates and times will be posted on our website, https://deq.nc.gov/VWsettlement.|
|Application available in DAQ Grants Management System||July 25, 2022|
|Application closes in DAQ Grants Management System||March 31, 2023|
|Proposal application evaluations||As received|
|Grant awards announced||As awarded|
Organizations that own or operate an eligible workplace location may apply for a Level 2 ZEV Charging Infrastructure Program rebate. Eligible applicants include:
- Local, county, municipal, federal or tribal government agencies. Government is defined in Appendix B of the Request for Proposals.
- Incorporated Nonprofit: an organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended. The organization must be incorporated under NC law or registered with the NC Department of the Secretary of State.
- Businesses: corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, limited liability companies, business trusts or other legal business entities incorporated in or registered with the NC Department of the Secretary of State.
Further, applicants must meet one of the following criteria, depending on the expected use of the EV charging station to be reimbursed:
- Employee charging: Workplaces must have at least 5 or more year-round and full-time employees on site at the location identified in the application in North Carolina to be eligible to apply and receive funding for EV charging stations intended for use by employees’ personal vehicles.
- Fleet charging: Light-duty fleet owners in North Carolina planning to have at least one EV in their fleet are eligible to apply and receive funding for EV charging stations intended for use by fleet vehicles.
For full details, read the Request for Proposals.
DAQ Grants Management System Webinar
A webinar on how to request access the DAQ Grants Management System was held on June 20, 2022, for applicants who do not have access to the system. During this webinar, staff will discussed the documents required to request access to the DAQ Grants Management System, how to use the built in tutorials once access is granted and how to submit an application. A recording of this webinar can be found on the Grants Management System webpage under Grants Management System Webinars section.
Level 2 Workplace Program Applicant Webinar
A webinar on the Level 2 Workplace Program Request for Proposals was held on June 27, 2022, for interested stakeholders and applicants. During this webinar, staff will discussed the RFP and the requirements, answered and questions regarding the Level 2 Workplace Program Request for Proposals and the application. A recording of this webinar can be found in the Documents and Workshops section of this page.
How to Apply
Note for new users requesting access to the DAQ Grants Management System. You must complete the online Enterprise Business Services External Access Request Application and then email a completed State of North Carolina Substitute W-9 Form to svc.NCVWApplication@ncdenr.gov. You will not have access to the Grants Management system until your request has been processed and you receive a “Welcome to Enterprise Business System (EBS) Portal” email.
Prior to using the Grant Management System, applicants must obtain an NCID then complete and submit the online Enterprise Business Services External Access Request Application. Applicants must also complete the State of North Carolina Substitute W-9 Form and email the form to svc.NCVWApplication@ncdenr.gov to get registered in the system. Once registered and logged into the GMS, you will have access to tutorials on how to use the system, submitting applications and submitting claims. If you have previously submitted an Access Authorization Form for the NCDAQ Grant Management System and received a “Welcome to Enterprise Business System (EBS) Portal” email, you do not need to resubmit this form.
NCDEQ will only accept applications for the Level 2 Workplace Program submitted through the NCDAQ Grant Management System website, at: https://www.ebs.nc.gov/irj/portal which began July 25, 2022.
NOTE: The Program ID in the DAQ Grants Management System for the Level 2 Workplace Program will be NCDEQDAQ0014 when the application is available on July 25, 2022.
Documents and Workshops
Before you submit your application, check your eligibility in the RFP.
Download the Level 2 Rebate Funding Calculator Form (use Workplace tab)
Download Required Attachments Checklist
Download the Workplace Verification Form
This checklist includes all the required attachments for applications.
Send Questions to DAQ VW Grants
A sample application from data entered into the DAQ Grants Management System and Vehicle spreadsheet are provided below.
NC Phase 2 Level 2 Program Workplace webinar
View the recording of the Level 2 Workplace Program webinar held on June 27, 2022.
Download the Level 2 Workplace Program presentation.
View the Questions and Answers from the webinar.