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Electric Vehicle Chargers for Multi-Unit Residences

Having a fast and reliable charger at an apartment complex, condominium, or other multi-unit residence is an important feature to offer as more people drive electric vehicles. It can help keep your current residents or tenants happy, help market to new tenants, and give your residents access to a reliable and affordable way to travel.

Charge Vermont is offering grants to offset the costs of adding EV charging for residents of multi-unit properties. Charge Vermont grants could cover 90%-100% of the cost of installing a Level-1 or Level-2 at a multi-unit residence in Vermont.

Apply Now
Funding is limited, so you’re encouraged to apply now. Applications may be submitted through January 15, 2026. Projects must be installed within 12 months of your application’s approval, with reasonable accommodations being considered based on equipment lead time. 

Who Qualifies?
The multi-unit residence charging incentive program is open to residential property owners, condominium associations, for-profit businesses, non-profits, government agencies, electric utilities, and electric vehicle charging equipment providers. Please note: If the applicant is not the landowner, the landowner must authorize the application. 

What’s Covered?
Charge Vermont will help fund and facilitate a turnkey process to add EV charging to your multi-unit residence. This includes technical assistance, site design, installation planning, upgrades needed to make the space ready, charging hardware, and installation.

Applicants that are woman- and minority-owned businesses are eligible to have up to 100% of the total project cost covered, while non-profits and government agencies qualify for up to 95% of the total project cost and for-profit businesses qualify for up to 90%. 

Download all of the specs and award thresholds for multi-unit residence charging incentives.

Step 1: Apply 
Fill out the simple application form. Once we receive it, we’ll contact you to do a pre-screening call. 

Step 2: Contact an Installer
After the pre-screening call, you’ll contact an installer to get a design and cost estimate. If you have an installer that you want to use, that’s great. If not, find an installer who can help. 

The installer will design the system and coordinate with your local utility. They’ll determine where the charger(s) will go and recommend any civil engineering or utility work that might be needed to make the site ready. It’s important for your installer to be aware of the program’s grant requirements while doing their work. 

Step 3: Design & Estimate Review
After the design estimate has been completed and submitted, Charge Vermont will review it according to the grant criteria. To increase your chances of getting approved, it’s important that all grant requirements are met during the design process. 

Step 4: Installation
Once the design and estimate review is complete and approved, your installer will move forward with the project. Projects must be installed within 12 months of your application’s approval, with reasonable accommodations being considered based on equipment lead time. 

Step 5: Operation
Once the system is up and running, the property’s owner will be responsible for a few things. You’ll need to check that the charger is functional and accessible, that it’s connected to the internet via wifi, and that there are no errors shown on the display. Your installer or manufacturer is your first point of contact to work through any issues.

You’ll also have the opportunity to choose whether the charger is networked or non-networked. A networked charger gives you the opportunity to charge drivers for their charging time. You can also control the price you charge.

Charge Vermont grants could cover about 90-100% of the cost of installing EV charging at a multi-unit residence in Vermont.

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This is a statewide grant open to applicants from all of Vermont. Funding is limited, so please apply now.

PortsLevel-1 ChargerLevel-2 Charger
Hardware grant cap per port – OCPP compliant$500$3,000
Hardware grant cap per port – OCPP non-compliant$500$2,000
Make-ready work and installation$3,600$20,000
3-9 unit propertiesCapped at 4 ports$5,600$32,000
10-20 unit propertiesCapped at 8 ports$7,600$44,000
21+ unit propertiesCapped at 12 ports$9,600$56,000