The PGE Drive Change Fund

PGE Drive Change Fund applications open July 1 through Sept. 1

PGE will award $2.25 million in grants to local organizations spearheading projects that increase access to electric transportation.

The PGE Drive Change Fund

The PGE Drive Change Fund provides financial support to community organizations, nonprofits and businesses to advance electric vehicle adoption, EV charging infrastructure and/or education in the communities PGE serves.

The goal is to help electrify transportation in Oregon since that is the single biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in our state. In our pursuit of a clean energy future, we are committed to reducing those emissions by accelerating access to — and adoption of — electric vehicles for everyone. The grant program was created in 2019 and is funded by the sale of Oregon Clean Fuels Program credits, which we aggregate on behalf of residential customers who charge their electric vehicles at home.

Funding timeline and process

The Drive Change Fund grant application process is open from July 1 through September 1, 2020. Grant recipients will be announced by December 31, 2020.

This is an open and competitive application process. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by a third party, in accordance with established evaluation criteria. Award funding is limited and will differ from project to project based on applicant request and available funding.

Visit the resources page, where you will find the application form, financial assistance information, frequently asked questions, and more.

Watch a webinar on the application for the 2020 Drive Change Fund, including requirements, preferences, expectations, eligibility information, and best practices.

For more, you can watch an information session webinar on changes to the Drive Change Fund for 2020.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit questions and get more information by emailing pgedrivechangefund@pgn.com.

What types of projects might qualify for funding?

Successful projects will provide a community benefit. Projects that meet the needs of underserved communities, are encouraged and preferred.

See the 2019 grantees and learn about their exciting electric transportation projects.

For more information

If you have questions, contact us at pgedrivechangefund@pgn.com.