Proposal period opens December 11
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced program details for Round 1A of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funding opportunity. The proposal period will open on December 11, 2023, and close on January 26, 2024, at 5:00 PM EST.
"After a successful funding round earlier this year, we're looking forward to filling in the remaining gaps in our electric vehicle Alternative Fuel Corridors," said PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll. "With the dollars provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we can make our electric vehicle infrastructure more accessible to Pennsylvanians."
The PA NEVI program includes multiple rounds of funding. Round 1A will focus on closing gaps along the Alternative Fuel Corridors for electric vehicle (EV) charging following Round 1 project selections. Thirty-five corridor-groups are eligible for funding in Round 1A. A map of priority locations eligible for Round 1A funding can be found here. In addition, an interactive map of EV registrations in the state can be found here.
Following community engagement sessions around the state, PennDOT will host a virtual Round 1A information session on November 20, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST. Registration for the virtual webinar can be found here, and a recording of the webinar will be posted online. The Funding Opportunity and additional materials for proposers' reference and use are available on PennDOT's Apply for NEVI Funds webpage.
As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), PennDOT will receive and distribute $171.5 million in federal formula funds for EV charging infrastructure over five years. For the Round 1A funding, PennDOT estimates approximately $22 million in funds will be available for projects around the state. The PA NEVI program is a reimbursement program and proposers are required to provide a minimum 20% match.
Funds for the PA NEVI program are to be awarded on a competitive basis to plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain EV Station Infrastructure sites across Pennsylvania.
The NEVI funding supports the commonwealth and federal goal of expanding EV charging along the previously designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs) (list) and Interstate lookalikes. Pennsylvania has over 1,800 miles of AFCs. Per the guidance from U.S. DOT, NEVI formula funds must first be used to "build out" designated AFCs (no more than 50 miles between stations and less than 1 mile from an exit) and meet U.S. DOT minimum standards and requirements.
All proposals must be submitted electronically through PA Department of Community and Economic Development's eGrants system at https://www.esa.dced.state.pa.us/Login.aspx by 5:00 PM EST on January 26, 2024
Please submit technical questions about the Funding Opportunity by December 4, 2023, to RA-PDEVCorridors@pa.gov. In addition, frequently asked questions and answers will be posted publicly online. For more information on NEVI funds in Pennsylvania, visit the PennDOT website.
Contact: Zachary Appleby, email@example.com or 717-783-8800
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