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Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator

Federal Agency

Sub-Department

Federal Highway Administration (FHA)

Purpose

To repair or replace existing, publicly accessible chargers that are listed as ‚Äútemporarily unavailable‚ÄĚ 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).

Decarbonization Considerations

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.

Equity Considerations

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

Helpful Tips

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.

Other Notes

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

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

November 13, 2023

Funding Available

$100,000,000

Max Award Amount

N/A

Expected Allocations

N/A

Average Award (Estimated)

N/A

Matching Funds

20% cost share required

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