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It Pay$ to Plug In


It Pay$ to Plug In:
NJ’s Electric Vehicle Charging Grants

It Pay$ to Plug In provides grants to offset the cost of purchasing and installing electric vehicle charging stations. The program is designed to support and encourage New Jersey citizens, businesses and government agencies to purchase and drive electric vehicles, which reduces vehicle emissions and improve air quality for all New Jersey residents.


Eligible Projects

  1. Workplaces: Charging stations for employees who drive electric vehicles. Examples include workplace chargers for employees who drive electric vehicles to work, and chargers for fleet vehicles.

  2. Public Places: Charging stations that are open to the public. Examples include charging stations in downtown areas, public parking lots and garages, hotels, transit centers, leisure destinations, colleges and universities, retail parking areas, and public parks.

  3. Multi-Unit Dwellings: Charging stations for multi-family residences, including apartments, condominiums and townhouses.

Eligible Applicants

Private residential dwellings other than multi-unit dwellings are not eligible for grants.

The program is open to all other applicants: Businesses, governments, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions.

Reimbursement Levels

Upon completion of work in accordance with the eligibility criteria, NJDEP will reimburse each applicant as follows:

  • Up to $750 per Level 1 charging station;

  •  Up to $5,000 per single-port Level 2 charging station; and

  • Up to $6,000 per dual-port Level 2 charging station.


We are accepting applications for our waitlist in anticipation of funding becoming available!

How to apply for a Charging Grant

Step 1: Complete the Application Form, Certification Checklist, W-9 Form, and sign your business up for NJStart if you haven’t already. Visit the It Pays to Plug In FAQ for answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Step 2: Submit to NJDEP Bureau of Mobile Sources at

Step 3: If the grant application is approved, NJDEP will provide and execute a grant agreement with the applicant.

Step 4: Install charging station(s) within 9 months of NJDEP grant execution. Do not purchase or install equipment before your grant has been executed. Completed projects are not eligible.

Step 5: Complete and submit the Reimbursement Request Form along with paid invoices to NJDEP Bureau of Mobile Sources at

Step 6: After NJDEP review and approval of provided invoices, grant funds will be disbursed.

Step 7: Complete the Annual Survey for a minimum of 3 years.

For a list of frequently asked questions, visit the It Pays to Plug In FAQ.
It Pay$ to Plug In: NJ’s Electric Vehicle Charging Grants Flyer