• Date Due: January 11, 2023
  • Author: Department of Environmental Quality
  • Enabling Authority: Chapter 418 Enactment Clause 2. (Special Session I, 2021)
  • Description:
    Report on the findings and recommendations of the work group convened to develop recommendations for establishing and administering the Virginia Electric Vehicle Grant Fund (the Fund) and the Virginia Electric Vehicle Grant Program (the Program) and identifying and developing strategies for obtaining dedicated streams of revenues for the Fund, including from the federal government and from corporate, philanthropic, nonprofit, or other entities, and shall include criteria that prioritizes public school divisions that (i) serve the most students who live in areas with the highest asthma rates and lowest measured air quality; (ii) allow the grants to be distributed equitably to serve students who live in rural or low-income areas; (iii) maximize the use of grants through other incentives that public school divisions undertake, such as participating in local transparent and competitive public-private partnerships, achieving further reductions in air emissions by, for example, installing solar panels to power the infrastructure for electric school buses; and (iv) enter into project labor agreements that pay the local prevailing wage rate, participate in registered apprenticeship programs, and establish preferences for hiring veterans, local workers, women, and workers from historically economically disadvantaged communities for work related to the Program.