National Electric Vehicle (EV) Formula Program

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) National EV Formula Program (Program) will provide funding to states to strategically deploy electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and to establish an interconnected network to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability. Funding is available for up to 80% of eligible project costs, including:

  • The acquisition, installation, and network connection of EVSE to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability;
  • Proper operation and maintenance of EVSE; and,
  • Long-term EVSE data sharing.

EVSE must be non-proprietary, allow for open-access payment methods, be publicly available or available to authorized commercial motor vehicle operators from more than one company, and be located along designated FHWA Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs). If a state and DOT determine that all AFCs in the state have been fully developed, then the state can propose alternative public locations and roads for EVSE installation.

FHWA must distribute the funds made available each fiscal year (FY) through FY 2026, so that each state receives an amount equal to the state FHWA funding formula determined by 23 U.S. Code 104.To receive funding, states will be required to submit plans to DOT for review and public posting, describing how the state intends to distribute Program funds. DOT and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will develop state and locality guidance for plans by February 13, 2022, which will include the state plan deadline and additional considerations.

Additionally, DOT will establish a grant program by November 15, 2022, for states and localities requiring additional assistance to strategically deploy EVSE under this Program. Additional funding eligibility and considerations will apply.

(Reference Public Law 117-58 and 23 U.S. Code 165)