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​​​​Electric Vehicle Charging Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator (EVC-RAA) Program

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program to provide funding to states to strategically deploy EV charging infrastructure and to establish an interconnected network to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability. The BIL directed that 10% of the NEVI funds be set aside “to make grants to States and localities that require additional assistance to strategically deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure". The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) used a portion of the 10% set-aside funds for the Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator (EVC-RAA) program to focus on repairing and replacing broken or non-operational EV chargers to improve the reliability of existing EV charging infrastructure. 

PennDOT subsequently applied for funding through the EVC-RAA program and was awarded $5 million. In accordance with FHWA requirements, these funds may only be used to bring specific charging stations into compliance with 23 CFR 680 requirements, including the requirements to operate a minimum of 4 charging ports and maintain a greater than 97% uptime. For more information about the EVC-RAA program, please visit https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/nevi/evc_raa/. 

EVC-RAA Funding Opportunity

​​The PennDOT EVC-RAA Funding Opportunity is now available! The EVC-RAA program began accepting online proposals on July 2, 2024 and will close on August 14, 2024 at precisely 5:00 PM EDT. Please see below for additional funding opportunity details and resources.

EVC-RAA Timeline 

DateActivity
May 23, 2024Funding Opportunity released
June 24, 2024Deadline to submit technical questions
July 2, 2024eGrants system opens for online proposals
August 14, 2024, at 5:00 PM EDTDeadline to submit online proposals
August-September 2024PennDOT proposal review
October 2024Conditional award notifications
October-November 2024PennDOT NEPA process
December 2024 – January 2025Agreement execution

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