The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway has announced the availability of up to $100 million in Federal funding to repair and replace existing, but non-operational, electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.
Donor Name: DOT Federal Highway Administration
State: All States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $100 million
Grant Duration: 12 months
The BIL set aside 10 percent of the NEVI Formula Program for the Secretary of Transportation “to make grants to States and localities that require additional assistance to strategically deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure.” The first round of funding made available in this set-aside from the NEVI program will be for the Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator to focus on repairing or replacing broken or non-operational EV chargers to improve the reliability of existing EV charging infrastructure. This first round of funding will provide a targeted and cost-effective mechanism to rapidly increase the number of available chargers in parallel to larger-scale deployments funded by the NEVI Formula Program, the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program, and other State, local, and private investments. The total amount of the set-aside over the life of BIL is $470 million. However, based on the expected need to repair or replace broken or non-operational chargers, this NOFO is making available up to approximately $100 million. Broken and non-operational chargers will be limited to those listed in the Alternative Fuels Station Locator, which is maintained by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) through its Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC).
The following strategic goal has been identified under this NOFO:
- Enhancing and maintaining reliability: The FHWA seeks to enhance and maintain the reliability of the charging network by focusing on the repair or replacement of existing chargers that are currently broken or non-operational. This goal will be aligned with the Biden-Harris Administration’s Justice40 Initiative.
Up to approximately $100 million in Federal funding to provide grants to eligible entities to improve reliability of existing electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure by repairing and replacing existing chargers that are broken or nonoperational.
Period of Performance
The period of performance for awards is 12 months from the date of the grant agreement. Funded chargers should be operational within 12 months.
Eligible applicants include only State DOTs and local governments. States and localities are encouraged to coordinate to the extent possible to address broken and non-operational chargers.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.