KDOT Announces Call For EV Infrastructure Projects

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The Kansas Department of Transportation announced a call for electric vehicle charging infrastructure projects in advance of applications being accepted for these projects across the state, according to a news release from KDOT Thursday.

An estimated $14 million in National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure formula funds are available to award for DC fast charging projects along federally designated EV charging corridors in Kansas.

Additional funding also will be available to support community charging and other EV charging projects. All awarded projects will be required to meet a minimum 20% local cash match.

A Call for Projects first requires a project concept form be submitted to KDOT before the application process begins.

“This allows KDOT to provide feedback on eligibility and direct project sponsors to potential funding opportunities for the proposed project,” said Tami Alexander, KDOT Transportation Electrification Manager. “Evaluation and feedback on project concepts allows sponsors to submit stronger applications and be more competitive in the process.”

KDOT will utilize various federal funding opportunities to support EV Charging Infrastructure Projects across the state. Projects could include direct current (DC) fast charging along state highways, community charging or other public EV charging projects.

A link to the Charge Up Kansas page on KDOT’s IKE website and the project concept form, along with important dates in the application process are below –

  • Call for Projects
  • Kansas EV charging Call for Projects webinars
    • Thursday, April 13, at 2 p.m. (CDT)
    • Friday, April 14, at 10 a.m. (CDT)
  • Deadline to email project concept forms – Friday, May 5
  • Project concept forms will be reviewed in May and June
  • Applications emailed from KDOT to approved sponsors – Monday, June 5
  • Application deadline – Friday, July 21
  • Applications reviewed – July and August
  • EV awards announced – September

For more information, please contact [email protected].

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