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September 20, 2022

What is the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program?

Established and funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program provides crucial funding to states to deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout communities and along important transportation corridors. The program’s $5 billion slated to be available over five years represents not only significant investment in infrastructure, but also a firm commitment to meeting the country’s climate goals. According to a statement from the administration, the program investment is intended to “accelerate the adoption of EVs, reduce emissions, improve air quality, and create good-paying jobs across the country.”

To take part in the program, states were required to submit their first-year deployment plans by August 1, 2022, outlining strategies for using their allocated shares of NEVI funding. These plans are required to be updated each year. Once approved, a state may begin accessing its share of allotted funds for eligible EV infrastructure projects.

Approval of First 35 State Plans

On September 14, 2022, the USDOT announced the approval of 35 plans submitted by States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

The USDOT anticipates having plans from all remaining states reviewed by September 30, 2022. Each state’s submitted plan and approval status can be viewed here.

How Chargie can help

At Chargie, we specialize in navigating federal, state and local funding programs to provide our clients with EV charging stations at little to no out-of-pocket costs. We handle everything from applying to the programs and submitting the required paperwork to installing the charging stations and providing ongoing maintenance and support. With Chargie, property owners get a truly turnkey partner, and drivers get simple, intuitive charging. Learn more about our turnkey solution.

The places you park most of the time become places you can charge at any time. Our 99% availability means you’ll return to a fully charged car and our 24/7/365 customer care provides drivers and clients the support they need at every turn.