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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Steve Stadelman is announcing $44 million in grants is available to bolster public electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the state.

“These grants present a remarkable opportunity to enhance Illinois’ infrastructure while simultaneously reducing our carbon footprint,” said Stadelman (D-Rockford). “Investing in public EV charging infrastructure is not only essential for supporting electric vehicle adoption but also for fostering economic growth and sustainability in our communities.”

This is the second round of grants available to fund the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure at publicly accessible locations. This grant opportunity is funded by the historic Stadelman-backed Rebuild Illinois, and authorized under the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act.

Eligible applicants include units of local government and private organizations that are incorporated under Illinois law and are registered and in good standing with the Illinois Secretary of State. Eligible applicants must be the owner of a proposed charging station location.

“By working together with municipalities, businesses and community organizations, we can accelerate the deployment of EV charging infrastructure and make sustainable transportation options more accessible to all Illinois residents,” said Stadelman.

All required forms and information can be found on the Driving a Cleaner Illinois webpage.

For more information, please visit here.