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Agriculture & Natural Resources

Protecting South Dakota's Tomorrow...Today!
Joe Foss Building
523 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501-3182
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Air Quality





As part of the Volkswagen settlement, Electrify America is administering the $2 billion for the National Zero Emission Vehicle Investment Plan. There is an opportunity to provide input for Electrify America’s cycle 3 ZEV investments at: We would like to encourage everyone to make submissions nominating locations in South Dakota for consideration.

Please feel free to pass on this information to any agencies that may be interested. Here's hoping the more input they receive from the state, the more likely we will be considered.


DENR Announces Round One of the VW EVCS Program

The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announces Round One of the Volkswagen (VW) Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Program. Currently there is approximately $406,000 of Volkswagen trust funds available for electric vehicle infrastructure.

The primary goal of South Dakota’s VW Environmental Mitigation Trust Program is to facilitate the improvement and protection of the ambient air quality throughout South Dakota. DENR is seeking eligible applicants to install light-duty electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS). The rebate program provides funding on a reimbursement basis. Applicants will receive reimbursement up to 80% for charging stations installed at locations across South Dakota accessible and available to the general public.



Tentative Schedule for August 2020 - December 2021 


Round One



August 10, 2020

Call for Round One Projects Opens

November 13, 2020

Call for Round One Projects Deadline


November 16, 2020 - December 2, 2020


Evaluate & Select Round One Projects

December 3, 2020

Round One Projects Announced. Email rebate agreements to highest ranking applicants.

After Rebates are Signed

Recipients will commence Round One Projects

December 18, 2021


Deadline for all invoices and paperwork to be submitted to DENR for Round One


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Additional information about the Program is available by emailing the Program Administrator at or calling the Program Hotline at 1-800-GET-DENR (1-800-438-3367).


Round One rebate applications are due by 5:00 PM on November 13, 2020.

Email applications to or mail to:

     VW Rebate Programs

     SD DENR AQ Program

     523 E Capitol

     Pierre, SD  57501