Up to $100 Million in funding available for the replacement of electric vehicle charging infrastructure!

The Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator (EVCRAA) is a pivotal component of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program, a comprehensive $5 billion initiative in the United States aimed at establishing a robust coast-to-coast electric vehicle (EV) charging network. EVCRAA, with an allocated budget of $100 million, is committed to enhancing the dependability of existing EV charging infrastructure by repairing or replacing inoperative chargers.

Funding Overview

  1. Total Program Budget: $100 million

  2. Federal Funding Allocation:

    • The federal government will cover up to 80% of the total project cost for repair or replacement of EV chargers.
  3. Applicant Matching Share:

    • Awardees are required to provide a minimum of 20% of the total project cost as a matching share. This can be in cash or in-kind services.

Eligibility Requirements
 Eligibility for the Electric Vehicle Charger Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator (EVCRAA) program is primarily open to the following entities:
  1. State Departments of Transportation: State-level transportation departments within the United States are eligible to apply for EVCRAA funding.

  2. Local Governments: Local government authorities, such as municipal or county governments, are also eligible to participate in this program.

Eligible Activities

  1. Repair or Replacement Criteria:

    • EVCRAA supports projects addressing broken or non-operational publicly accessible level 2 AC chargers or DC fast chargers.
    • The chargers in question should be among those labelled as temporarily unavailable by the US Department of Transportation as of September 11, 2023.
  2. Repair or Replacement Options:

    • Eligible projects can choose to either repair the non-operational chargers or replace them with upgraded equipment.
    • All repaired or replaced chargers must become operational within 12 months.
  3. Compliance Standards:

    • Chargers must meet the compliance standards of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program and the Buy America requirements.
  4. Alternative Fuel Corridor Replacement:

    • States and government agencies also have the option to replace inoperative level 2 AC chargers along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors with DC fast chargers.
    • Applicants are encouraged to include multiple locations in their applications to streamline the review process, further enhancing the accessibility of EV charging infrastructure.
November 15th, 2023. 

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