2019 Electric Vehicle Charging Rebate Program – Application and Program Description
This information is provided by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy to assist the public and regulated community.
Form #: 19-011 Applications and Forms Revised: 10/22/19

Nebraska Diesel Emission Mitigation Program

Funded by the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust for State Beneficiaries

The Nebraska 2019 Electric Vehicle Charging Rebate Program provides financial incentives to encourage installation of electric vehicle charging stations to serve light-duty electric vehicles in Nebraska. The program provides rebates for the installation and maintenance of Level 2 and Direct Current (DC) Fast Charging equipment at public and workplace locations.

Approximately $1.2 million is available for rebates in this program. These funds have been allocated to Nebraska under the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Environmental Mitigation Trust for State Beneficiaries, as outlined in Nebraska’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan. The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy is the lead agency that administers these funds for the state.

A complete program description and the application form can be downloaded from the links at the top of this page.

Completed applications must be received by the Department by 5:00 pm on Friday, November 15, 2019.

Please submit one electronic copy of the completed application including required attachments to ndee.vwsettlement@nebraska.gov. While electronic submissions are preferred, paper applications may be submitted to:
Nebraska Diesel Emission Mitigation Program
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, NE 68509-8992

Eligible Applicants
  • Eligible applicants include the following:
  • Businesses
  • Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government Agencies
  • Nebraska Public Electric Utilities
  • Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organizations
  • Nonprofit Organizations

Eligible Charging Equipment
Eligible EV Charging Equipment is limited to:
  • Level 2 Chargers: equipment that provides alternating current (AC) at 208/240V up to 19.2 kilowatts (kW) for charging an EV battery. Level 2 chargers must have a SAE J1772 charging connector.
  • Direct-Current (DC) Fast Chargers: higher power (50 to 350 kW) charging equipment that provides a fast charge to an EV battery using direct current electricity. These chargers require 208V or 480V AC 3-phase electrical service. DC Fast Chargers must have dual connectors: one SAE Combined Charging System (CCS) connector and one CHAdeMO connector.

A directory of potential vendors for EV Charging Equipment and services is available on the following web page: http://dee.ne.gov/Publica.nsf/Pages/AIR088.

Cost-Share Requirements
The maximum rebate reimbursement percentage and minimum required recipient cost-share are determined by the type of charging equipment, as shown in the table below.

Charging Station
Maximum Reimbursement
Minimum Recipient Match
DC Fast Charging Station
Level 2 Charging Station

Project Period
Successful applicants will sign a Project Agreement. The project will begin when the Department issues a Commence Work notice. Recipients will have 2 years to complete work on the project.

A webinar describing this program was held on September 30, 2019. A recording of the webinar is available for playback at this link: Webinar Recording Select " Nebraska Electric Vehicle Charging Rebate Program -20190930 1558-1"

A PDF file containing the webinar slides is also available for download at the top of this page: NDEE_EV_Charging_Program_Webinar_Slides.pdf

Please direct questions to Randy Smith: randy.smith@nebraska.gov or 402-471-4272.