Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator
Federal Highway Administration (FHA)
To repair or replace existing, publicly accessible chargers that are listed as “temporarily unavailable” because they are broken or non-operational.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include only State DOTs and local governments. Under this NOFO, eligible 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).
Repairing or replacing broken and non-operational chargers helps maintain the functionality of EV charger networks, which is key to facilitate the adoption of more EVs.
Applicants should consider ensure disadvantaged communities benefit from upgraded charging infrastructure. Consider using the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool to prioritize and sequence projects to maximize benefits to disadvantaged communities: https://screeningtool.geoplatform.gov/en/#3/33.47/-97.5
Whenever possible, applicants are encouraged to submit applications that include multiple locations to streamline the application process and review. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications with their contractors or subgrant recipients identified to the extent allowable under their procurement requirements. In addition, applicants are also strongly encouraged to work directly with site hosts and current owners or operators to ensure viability of the project.
See here for additional policy context for this grant: https://highways.dot.gov/newsroom/biden-harris-administration-making-100-million-available-improve-ev-charger-reliability