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National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program

Signed by President Joe Biden in November 2021, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) provides states with $7.5 billion to expand the EV charging network. Over five years, Pennsylvania will have access to $171.5 million in formula funds for EV charging infrastructure and $2.5 billion in discretionary grant funding opportunities for all alternative fueling infrastructure. The funding supports the commonwealth goal of expanding EV charging along the previously designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs) and Interstate lookalikes. Federal AFC criteria was updated from the above requirements to require AFC designated ready corridors to have charging stations no more than 1 mile from an Interstate exit or highway intersection (previously 5 miles) and no more than 50 miles apart. The department will review all corridors to align ready and pending corridors with the new criteria.

Formula funds will flow through PennDOT and will be primarily focused on developing electric charging infrastructure on AFCs, taking miles from pending to ready status. PennDOT and DEP — following guidance issued from U.S. DOT — will collaborate with key stakeholders such as network companies, planning partners, and businesses on EV charging development. Below is an outline of projected stakeholder outreach in developing the required state plan to submit to our federal partners before the August 1, 2022 deadline:

If you have feedback on this plan, please send it to ra-pdevcorridors@pa.gov.