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Shapiro Administration Announces Additional Funding Opportunity for Electric Vehicle Charging

Proposal period opens May 13

04/22/2024

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced program details for Round 1B of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funding opportunity. The proposal period will open on May 13, and close on July 10 at 5:00 PM EDT. These opportunities further the Shapiro Administration's work to address climate change, grow the Commonwealth's economy and ensure that the future of Pennsylvania transportation is on track to be cleaner, safer, more affordable, and more reliable than ever before. 

“We're making electric vehicle infrastructure more accessible to Pennsylvanians," said PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll. "With federal dollars provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Pennsylvania is continuing its progress to build out the EV charger network along the state's alternative fuel corridors."  

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 1B funding, PennDOT estimates approximately $12 million in funds will be available for projects in key areas around the state. The PA NEVI program is a reimbursement program and proposers are required to provide a minimum 20% match. 

The PA NEVI program includes multiple rounds of funding. Round 1B will focus on closing the last remaining gaps along the state's Alternative Fuel Corridors for electric vehicle (EV) charging following Round 1 and 1A project selections. Fourteen corridor groups are eligible for funding in Round 1B. A map of priority locations eligible for Round 1B funding can be found here.

The Funding Opportunity and additional materials for proposers' reference and use are available on PennDOT's Apply for NEVI Funds web page.

Funds for the PA NEVI program are to be awarded on a competitive basis to plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain EV charging infrastructure 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 the PA Department of Community and Economic Development's eGrants system by July 10, 2024, at 5:00 PM EDT.

Please submit technical questions about the Funding Opportunity by May 6to RA-PDEVCorridors@pa.gov. Technical questions and answers will be posted online. For more information on NEVI funds in Pennsylvania, visit the PennDOT website.

Pennsylvania can compete for billions of dollars in federal funds across a wide range of federal grant programs through the BIL, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). To help communities and organizations learn about these opportunities, PennDOT created a web page, www.penndot.pa.gov/IIJA, with details on federal grant opportunities to help municipalities, townships, and other community agencies with understanding the multiple transportation program grants that are available. The page includes Grant Alerts, guides, and links to important resources for local municipalities and organizations interested in pursuing federal funding opportunities

Information about state infrastructure in Pennsylvania, including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.penndot.pa.gov/results. Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at https://www.projects.penndot.gov/.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Zachary Appleby, zappleby@pa.gov or 717-783-8800

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