Sustainable & Connected: E-bike program open for income-qualified Santa Monica residents

July 8, 2024 1:52 PM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 8, 2024) – Income-qualifying Santa Monica residents can apply for a $2,000 voucher that can be used at select retail program partners for an e-bike, bicycle, and/or safety equipment such as a helmet, lock and lights.

Approximately 90 vouchers will be available thanks to an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant from the United States Department of Energy.

Eligible residents can submit an application, and recipients will be determined through three separate lottery draws on July 17, Aug. 14 and Sept. 10. Lottery winners will receive an email notification of their voucher award with instructions on how to redeem their voucher.

Residents need only apply once, as all applications will roll over to the next lottery and applications will remain open until the date of the final lottery.

Recipients will also receive a compilation of bike safety resources, including the League of American Bicyclists’ online Smart Cycling course.

Vouchers can be redeemed at The Bike Center located at 1555 2nd St., Bike Attack Electric at 2904 Main St. and Helen’s Cycles at 2501 Broadway. Please note this program is not a rebate program, where funds are reimbursed. Vouchers must be presented at the time of purchase.

“I’m thrilled to see the launch of this program that prioritizes equitable transportation solutions,” Chief Sustainability Officer Shannon Parry said. “Increasing access and encouraging active transportation options like bike riding enhances our progress toward achieving our climate goals.”

Applicants must be 18 years or older, a Santa Monica resident and meet income-defined criteria.

For more information, including application forms and eligibility details, click here. Online applications are provided in English and Spanish and paper applications can be provided by calling (310) 458-2201 ext. 2504 or contacting

Santa Monica’s E-bike Voucher Program advances the city’s Sustainable & Connected and Justice, Equity & Diversity priorities by helping make access to sustainable transportation more equitable.

The City of Santa Monica is committed to finding equitable ways to reduce carbon emissions and improve access to clean and active transportation options. Learn more about the city’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, including the Electrify Santa Monica rebate program, which offers rebates on electric appliances, e-bikes, electric vehicle chargers, and more to anyone in the city.

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