Illinois EPA Announces $44M Notice of Funding Opportunity for Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

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Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) Director John J. Kim announced Round Two of grants available to fund the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure at publicly accessible locations. This opportunity is funded by Governor Pritzker’s bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital plan and authorized under the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA). The Notice of Funding Opportunity and related documents have been posted to the Illinois EPA website. Each application must include a minimum of two publicly accessible charging station locations. See the Notice of Funding Opportunity for funding amounts, power levels, and number of charging ports per location. All required forms and information can be found on the Driving A Cleaner Illinois webpage: Applications for the Driving a Cleaner Illinois – Climate and Equitable Jobs Act EV Charging NOFO will be accepted March 22, 2024, through 5p.m., (CST) on May 10, 2024. IEPA expects to announce Round One awardees in the coming weeks. All applicants must pre-qualify and apply through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act Grantee Portal.

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