NEVI Formula Program
The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program was enabled through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and established by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to provide states with federal funding to strategically deploy EV charging infrastructure and establish an interconnected network of EV charging stations across the United States
The Office of Energy and Mineral Resources (OEMR) is partnering with the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to develop a program for entities to apply directly to the state for NEVI formula funds.
Equipment and Location Requirements
Direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations built with NEVI formula funds must have at least four CCS ports capable of 150 kW output each, for a combined station total output of at least 600 kW.
Each year, states nominate major roadways for Alternative Fuel Corridor (AFC) designation. NEVI formula funding must be used to install DCFC less than one mile from and at 50-mile intervals along designated AFCs. NEVI formula funding cannot be used outside of designated AFCs until the Secretary of Transportation certifies that the designated corridors in the states meet these requirements. Idaho’s designated Alternative Fuel Corridors are listed below. An interactive map of all designated Alternative Fuel Corridors and DCFC in Idaho may be found here.
On December 8th, 2022 the State of Idaho issued an RFP seeking a firm to assist the State of Idaho in completing a Siting, Feasibility, and Access Study for DCFC buildout. Interested firms may access the RFP on ITD’s Contractor Bidding webpage under “Consultant Agreements”: https://itd.idaho.gov/business/.
On December 15th, 2022, the State of Idaho announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Interagency Work Agreement (IWA) between OEMR, ITD, and DEQ to work collaboratively on EV issues. View the MOU and IWA here.
DOT Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grant
On March 14th, the Department of Transportation announced the release of a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program. The CFI Program is a new competitive grant program created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to strategically deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging and alternative fueling infrastructure in communities and along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs). This program provides two funding categories of grants offering up to $700 million from Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023:
(1) Community Charging and Fueling Grants (Community Program)
(2) Alternative Fuel Corridor Grants (Corridor Program)
Applicants may apply for funding under both programs by submitting only one application. Eligible applicants include: States, MPOs, units of local government, special purpose district with a transportation function, Tribes, territories, or a group of entities listed above. Applications are due no later than 11:59 PM EST on May 30, 2023.
Please direct questions to: CFIgrants@dot.gov