Connecticut’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is managing Connecticut’s share of the NEVI formula funding and plans to work closely with different state agencies and stakeholders to rollout a program that creates a convenient, reliable fast charging network across the state.
Over the first five years of the NEVI Formula Program, Connecticut will receive approximately $52 million in dedicated formula funding.
The initial focus of this funding, Phase 1, is for the state to strategically deploy Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs), to help build out the national electric AFC network. Once Connecticut’s AFC network is “fully built out” and meets FHWA criteria, the state may use NEVI Formula Program funds for EV charging infrastructure on any public road or other publicly accessible location.
Coming Soon: NEVI Phase 1 2023 Grant Solicitation
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) intends to release a solicitation on September 28, 2023, for Phase 1 of the Connecticut National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program. Phase 1 of NEVI prioritizes the buildout of direct current (DC) fast charging along Connecticut’s existing Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs) to ensure residents and travelers are always within range of a charging station while traveling along the state’s interstate highways. For this first round of NEVI funding, CTDOT is making available approximately $15 million in federal funding to provide up to 80% of eligible reimbursement costs to build DC fast charging in eleven (11) of the twelve (12) proposed zones identified to provide charging along Connecticut’s AFCs (see figure below).
Zones that are Priority for Connecticut’s
NEVI 2023 Grant Solicitation
|I-95||Old Saybrook – I-95/State Route 9 Intersection off I-95 exit 69 NB/SB|
|I-95||Norwalk – I-95/U.S. Route 7 Intersection off I-95 exit 15 NB/SB|
|I-91||Hartford – I-91 exit 33|
|I-91||*Meriden – I-91 exit 16 NB, exit 17 SB|
|I-84||Willington – I-84 exit 71|
|I-84||Waterbury – I-84 WB exit 22/EB exit 23|
|I-84||Danbury – I-84 exit 5 (also U.S. Route 7)|
|I-395||Putnam – I-395/U.S. Route 44 intersection at exit 47 off I-395 NB/SB|
|I-395||**Plainfield I-395 exit 32 location and the Plainfield I-395 NB/SB Plaza|
|I-395||**Plainfield – I-395 NB/SB Service Plaza|
|Route 7||North Canaan - U.S. Route 7/U.S. Route 44 Intersection|
|Route 7||New Milford - U.S. Route 7/U.S. Route 202 Intersection|
**CTDOT is considering the Plainfield I-395 exit 32 location and the Plainfield I-395 NB/SB Plaza and will allow the application process to determine which location gets awarded.
This grant solicitation for Phase 1 of Connecticut’s NEVI Program will assist interested parties in applying for funds to install DC fast charging infrastructure, as described within Connecticut’s Charging Ahead Plan: A Strategy to Expand Public Electric Vehicle Charging. Awards will be paid as reimbursements upon successful completion of all program requirements. Project funding will be awarded through an open, competitive, and transparent process that will comply with all applicable state and federal procurement requirements. A two-step process is being used for the solicitation. The first step is a solicitation for Letters of Intent (LOIs) for applicants interested in applying for grant funds. Applicants are required to submit a LOI to be considered for a grant award.
The LOI will be a short application intended to gather pertinent information regarding proposed DC fast charging infrastructure and it will provide CTDOT an opportunity to provide feedback to applicants ahead of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for grant funding.
The RFP solicitation is expected to be released in January 2024 and submission of a response to the RFP will be required for consideration and evaluation for grant funding under Phase 1 of Connecticut’s NEVI Program.
Once available, LOI applications are due no later than
November 9, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.
NEVI Stakeholder Engagement Events
Pre-grant solicitation informational webinars will be held on:
- September 20, 2023 at 8:00 AM:
- September 20, 2023 at 7:00 PM:
Letter of Intent (LOI) Informational Webinar:
- October 3, 2023 at 1:00 pm
Open Office Hours to ask CTDOT staff about the LOI):
- October 11, 2023 at 9:00 am
- October 23, 2023 at 12:00 pm
A recording of the webinars will be posted to the CTDOT NEVI website and will also be posted immediately following the meetings in the list of CTDOT virtual public meetings at portal.ct.gov/ctdotVPIMarchive.
Additional webinars will be announced with the LOI solicitation release.
For upcoming meetings and events please visit our CTDOT Calendar