State Energy Offices Are Awarded Federal Funding for Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Programs

Source: NASEO

On January 12, 2024, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) were awarded funds from the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was awarded $14.6 million to fund EV charging infrastructure in seven rural and urban communities across the state. The funds will help promote neighborhood revitalization and equitable access to EV chargers in communities by offering on-street charging and charging in transit-oriented communities.

NYSERDA was awarded nearly $14.8 million for the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant program to build out EV charging infrastructure throughout the state. NYSERDA is partnering with New York State Office of General Services, New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and other planning councils to administer the funds for a community-based program aimed at filling gaps in EV charging infrastructure. The funding will include installing Level 2 charging stations at up to 200 locations including state parks, state office buildings and municipal parking lots. Additionally, NYSERDA will work with private sector partners to install Level 2 charging stations at tourism and hospitality sites. The grant will also fund three to six direct current fast charging stations in small to medium sized cities across the state.

On January 19, 2024, Hawaii State Energy Office was awarded $1 million in funding from the U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportations funding opportunity to enhance EV charging, resiliency, reliability, equity, and workforce development. The funding will assist the state in developing a statewide resiliency plan for Hawaii state fleets and will help to identify the charging infrastructure and the associated backup energy supply needed to support the electrified fleet. Hawaii State Energy Office is partnering with Hawaiian Electric Company, Kaua’I Island Utility Cooperative, and other state and local agencies to develop the state resiliency plan.