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PennDOT Announces $20 Million In Federal Funding For 29 Electric Vehicle Charging Projects In 19 Counties
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On April 4, the Department of Transportation announced $20 million in investments for Round 1A of the federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funding for 29 projects in 19 counties.

Click Here for a list of projects in these counties: Adams, Allegheny, Berks, Carbon, Chester, Clearfield, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Fulton, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mercer, Philadelphia and Somerset.

Pennsylvania was one of the first states to open a NEVI-funded charging station in December 2023, and the Shapiro Administration is moving efficiently to drive out federal funding and build critical transportation infrastructure ahead of other states.

This funding represents another step in the Shapiro Administration's commitment to combating climate change and providing Pennsylvanians with transportation options that are cleaner, safer, more affordable, and more reliable.

Twenty-nine projects in 19 counties across the state were selected to fill in gaps on the Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFC) following NEVI Round 1.

Charging stations will expand access to, and the reliability of, electric vehicle (EV) charging within Pennsylvania.

The $20 million federal investment is part of the $171.5 million PennDOT will receive and distribute for EV charging infrastructure over five years through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

"Every federal dollar directed toward EV charging is one step closer to a vision of accessible and reliable infrastructure that supports electric transportation," said PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll. "Pennsylvania, under the leadership of Governor Shapiro, has been among the states leading the charge to distribute NEVI funds to give drivers confidence while promoting sustained environmental benefits."

Together with Round 1 conditional awards announced in 2023, Pennsylvania has committed NEVI funding to 83 projects across 41 counties.

In addition, PennDOT has released priority areas for NEVI Round 1B. The Round 1B Funding Opportunity is designed to fill gaps in the AFCs that remain following Round 1 and Round 1A awards.

Additional details regarding the Round 1B Funding Opportunity will be released soon. A map of Round 1B priority areas can be found on the PennDOT website.

The NEVI funds support the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of charging sites.

The PA NEVI program is a reimbursement program and recipients are required to provide a minimum 20% match.

PennDOT received 86 unique funding submissions requesting nearly $56 million for this round of investments.

Visit PennDOT’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) for more information on this program.

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[Posted: April 4, 2024]


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