Charge Up Contra Costa
From Roadmap to Reality:
Securing Contra Costa's Electric Mobility Future
In February, 2021, the California Energy Commission awarded CCTA with $3,467,067 in Clean Transportation Funding to implement community-based strategies identified in the CCTA’s Electric Vehicle Readiness Blueprint. CCTA and partners provided local match funding of $842,684. The Clean Transportation Funding is designed to help the state attain its climate change policies.
CCTA’s Charge Up Contra Costa program will support electric personal mobility and provide educational programs in low-income communities in Contra Costa. Strategies include:
- Rebates for the procurement of electric vehicle charging stations
- Electric vehicle carshare
- E-Bike rebates
- Courses for electric vehicle maintenance and repair
- Installation and maintenance of electric vehicle charging stations
- Workforce Development
Our program aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 54,000 tons and thereby reduce environmental health impacts on respiratory conditions such as emphysema, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and bronchitis.
Charge Up Contra Costa will run through March 2024
CCTA has partnered with the California Energy Commission, the cities of Richmond, Concord, and Pittsburg, and key non-profit partners MCE, Richmond Build, Future Build, Mobility Development, and Richmond Community Foundation to deliver the Charge Up Contra Costa program.
California Energy Commission
The California Energy Commission provided funding for Contra Costa’s Electric Vehicle Readiness Blueprint and the funding for the electric personal mobility and educational programs noted above.
MCE will lead the outreach efforts to install electric vehicle charging stations at multi-unit dwellings, workplaces, and public locations.
Mobility Development will lead the outreach and operation of electric vehicle carshare in Richmond.
Richmond Community Foundation
Richmond Community Foundation will support the outreach for locating electric vehicle carshare in low-income communities throughout Richmond.
Future Build will enable workforce Development in Pittsburg to provide classes to individuals looking to build job skills in the repair and maintenance of electric vehicles.
Richmond Build will enable workforce Development in Richmond to provide classes to individuals looking to build job skills in the installation, repair and maintenance of electric vehicle charging stations.
The AMG Transportation Demand Management group will oversee outreach and administration of eBike rebates on behalf of CCTA. AMG is supporting CCTA with overall grant coordination.
For more info about this program, contact:
Ying Smith – Director, Mobility Programs
Contra Costa Transportation Authority