Begin applying for publicly available funding, incentives and grants
Many grants and incentives have very specific criteria to qualify. It’s best to wait to begin applying until you have a clear electrification plan for what vehicles you will be electrifying and when.
Writing a grant can be a lengthy process. If no one in-house has experience in this area, it may be best to hire a professional grant writer. Remember to weigh the cost of hiring a grant writer against the value of the grant itself; sometimes the investment doesn’t balance out.
Grant-making organizations often factor the estimated positive community impacts (such as pollution reduction in disadvantaged communities) into their funding decisions. Begin to consider which community organizations are doing work in this area that you could partner with to understand the potential community impacts of your electrification plan.
Some grants allow “stacking” of grant funding from multiple sources. Check with each grant administrator to understand where you can combine grants to fund a project.