National Grid, the Massachusetts Departments of Environmental Protection, and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources are partnering to offer a free webinar on Oct. 5 to help municipal leaders understand state-level incentive programs that help with the purchase, charging and deployment of public electric vehicles.

The webinar will provide an overview of the programs and incentives available to either help start or expand EV plans.

National Grid’s Joshua Kaplan, the clean transportation product owner, and Ryan Wheeler, the fleet electrification product owner, will provide information about the National Grid EV Charging Station Program, which will fund up to 100% of the electrical infrastructure costs associated with installing electric vehicle charging stations and provides rebates on charging station equipment costs and networking fees.

Kaplan and Wheeler will also discuss National Grid’s free fleet advisory services for publicly owned fleets.

Haidee Janak, branch chief for transportation programs with MassDEP, and Katherine Christopher, environmental analyst with MassDEP, will detail the Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program, a suite of vehicle and charging station grants.

Joanne Bissetta, director of the Green Communities Division at the DOER, will describe division services including grants, technical assistance, and local support from regional coordinators to help municipalities reduce energy use and costs by implementing clean energy projects in municipal buildings, facilities and schools.

The Green Communities Division serves all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns, helping them find clean energy solutions that reduce long-term energy costs and strengthen local economies. Bissetta will discuss the technical assistance and financial support available for municipal initiatives.

The webinar will be recorded and available following the event. Registration is not required, but email if you’d like a calendar invitation or to ensure you will receive a link to the recording.

The webinar will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Oct. 5. Click here at that time to join.

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