November 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), was signed into law. This law includes $7.5 billion in dedicated funding to help make electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure accessible to all Americans for local and long-distance trips. This funding includes a $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program to help states create a network of EV charging infrastructure along nationally designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs). The State of Tennessee expects to receive approximately $88 million over 5 years (FY2022-2026).
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) have released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to solicit applications for grant funding under the NEVI-funded Tennessee Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (TEVI) Program. Awardees will purchase, install, own, operate, maintain, and report on Program-funded EV charging infrastructure throughout the state of Tennessee.
Applications in response to this NOFO are due no later than Wednesday, November 1 at 5 pm Central.
- Click here to view the TEVI NOFO
- Review the TEVI Program Guidance
- Download the TEVI Program Application Packet
- Review TDOT NEVI Program Map
An informational application webinar will be held on August 21 at 4 pm Central. The link to the live webinar will be provided on TDOT’s Tennessee Electric Vehicle Infrastructure website closer to the webinar date; the webinar will be recorded and linked on the website for those who are unable to attend on the 21st.
For more information on the application process and program requirements, please visit the TDOT TEVI Program website. Questions regarding the NOFO may be submitted to TDOT.TEVI@tn.gov and will be addressed on the website in the FAQs section.