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Friday, August 11, 2023 | Department of Environmental Protection

Funding Opportunities for Community Organizations and Commercial Properties

Do you represent a community organization, non-profit, or commercial property in Montgomery County? We need your help and action to support the EV revolution and the County's climate goals. Thankfully, there are a few funding opportunities geared toward organizations like yours that can help you advance your organization's community mission, install EV charging, and deploy solar energy infrastructure. 

FY25 Community Projects Fund Competition and Community Grants Competition - Applications due by August 20, 2023!

The Montgomery County grants office is soliciting grant applications for these two programs targeting small, emerging, and volunteer led non profit organizations and qualified organizations in Montgomery County with programs for Youth, Seniors, Residents with Disabilities, and Underserved Communities in Montgomery County. 

Visit Montgomery County Office of Grants Management for information about how to apply.

Get a Free EV Charger through the Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership

Funded by the US Department of Energy, M.A.E.P. is a $14.6 million project designed to create a regional EV ecosystem in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. It will connect the Mid-Atlantic Region’s cities through EV infrastructure sub-projects including multimodal hubs such as airports, seaports, and logistics centers. It will also address educational, planning, and equity issues of populations near these hubs. The goal is to install approximately 200 EV charging units over 3 years through 2024.

Who qualifies for a free charging station? This project will support inter- and intra-city routes for commercial and government fleets, consumers, and ride shares in the following locations: Hotels, Airports, Schools, Ports, Service agencies, Religious centers, Workplaces, Tourism destinations.

Visit the M.A.E.P website and fill out the request form to apply.

Solar For All Application Partner Interest Requested

The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) is coordinating a statewide application in pursuit of EPA Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) Solar for All Program Funding.

MCEC is building a collaborative working partnership with state, local and municipal government agencies, NGOs, labor and workforce training organizations, financing organizations, industry leaders, contractors and project developers. Work sessions will also be held weekly on Thursday mornings, at 11:00 AM, through mid- September to coordinate an application submittal by the September 26, 2023 deadline.

Please complete MCEC’s Solar for All Intake Form if you would like to be considered as a project partner. This submission deadline is 5:00 PM (EST) on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.

The $7 billion Solar for All competition will award up to 60 grants to states, territories, tribal governments, municipalities, and eligible nonprofit recipients to expand solar access to low-income and disadvantaged households. The EPA expects the maximum award to one entity to be $400 million and the minimum to be $25 million. READ MORE

Do you have questions about buying an EV or installing charging? Ask DEP!

Want a free curbside EV charger?


Kerb-E continues to accept applications for its free curbside charging pilot, funded by Maryland Energy Administration to pilot their unique curbside charging solution. They are looking for EV drivers that rely on residential overnight street parking or live in multi-family buildings or common-ownership-communities.

Fill out the form on Kerb-E's website to provide information about your site and be considered for this limited pilot opportunity. 

New EVPC Dealership Incentives Available in August


August incentives from local Electrified Dealers are posted on Dealership Incentives web page

Check out incentives from these dealers:

Euro Motorcars Bethesda

Euro Motorcars Germantown

Fitzgerald Hyundai of Rockville

Jim Coleman Toyota

Sport Cadillac

Sport Chevrolet

Green Jobs Board

Job Opportunities

There are lots of exciting opportunities available for job seekers. Check out DEP’s Green Job Portal for climate and sustainability jobs.

EV News Round-Up


Is it cheaper to refuel your EV battery or gas tank? We did the math in all 50 states. (Washington Post)

Myths are clouding the reality of our sustainable energy future (Financial Times)

Tesla bets $76M on wireless EV charging. Can the tech go mainstream? (Canary Media)

Upcoming Events


Car Free Day
Friday, September 22, 2023

Car Free Day is a free international event celebrated every September 22nd in which people are encouraged to get around without driving alone in cars and instead ride a train, bus, bicycle, carpool, vanpool, subway, or walk. For those that have the ability to work from home, telework also counts. Car Free Day is open to all people in the Washington metropolitan area. To participate in this fun and worthwhile event, just fill out the pledge form, then go car free or car-lite (carpool, vanpool) on Friday, September 22, 2023

Poolesville Day National Drive Electric Showcase
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 10a-4pm

Poolesville Green, Inc. will conduct the 11th Poolesville Day National Drive Electric Showcase event during the annual Poolesville Day Street festival on the fourth Saturday in September, September 23, 2023. The Electric Vehicle (EV) showcase has grown exponentially over the past 11 years from 3 Nissan LEAFs in the festival kickoff parade to being the one of the largest National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) events worldwide. NDEW is a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. In addition to the parade, there are short presentations on EV topics like road-tripping and charging access. Primary to the event is the ability for the EV-curious to engage with EV owners of many makes & models on display. In addition, major sponsors this year include Montgomery County Government, Nissan, Wells Fargo, Ford and Lucid.

New this year is a Li-ion Battery Recycling effort with Redwood Materials – did you know the largest lithium and cobalt mines are in America’s junk drawers!

Our event draws over 12,000 attendees from across Montgomery County, as well as the DC Metropolitan region. Given that we market the EV showcase widely, most of our EV owners come from well beyond the Poolesville community and many visitors attending to see and learn about EVs arrive only then to realize that there is a fun small-town community street festival to explore and enjoy!

Poolesville Green’s organizing partners include the Poolesville Day Committee, Inc, MD Volt, Electric Vehicle Assoc of Greater Washington DC, One Montgomery Green and Montgomery County. Nationwide, organizations and/or individuals conduct independent NDEW events across the nation.  For more information about the event, to volunteer (no EV experience necessary/SSL hrs available) or register your EV (to show or not), go to Poolesville.Green/NDEW.