Electric Vehicle Charging Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator grant

Learn about the Electric Vehicle Charging Reliability and Accessibility Accelerator grant which provides federal funding to repair or replace broken electric vehicle chargers.


EVC-RAA was authorized under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law as part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program. Projects funded under EVC-RAA will need to meet NEVI charger requirements. WSDOT received approximately $10 million dollars to develop and implement an open and competitive grant to support the program.

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The grant program is not currently accepting applications. We are developing the application and will update this site and the NEVI GovDelivery distribution list when funding becomes available.

Eligible applicants

  • EVC-RAA will be open to public and private partners and eligible applicants may include site hosts, property owners, network operators, or station owners.
  • All applicants will need to demonstrate they have the consent of the landowner or station owner to submit an application.

Eligible projects

  • Projects must support the repair or replacement of existing broken or non-operational publicly accessible chargers, as listed by the Alternative Fuel Data Center, as of October 11, 2023. Washington's final station eligibility list is located here (XLSX 29 KB).
  • Projects must comply with the NEVI standards. Some of the key requirements include, but are not limited to, number of charging ports, connector type, payment methods, long-term stewardship, technician qualifications, data submittal, and minimum uptime. Please note that NEVI standards have differing requirements depending on the power level of the charging station and whether the charger is designed to serve users of designated Alternative Fuel Corridors.
  • Replacement projects may include hardware, permitting, service upgrade and labor costs necessary to remove broken or non-operational EV chargers from service and, at the same location, install new chargers that (i) remain operational for 5 years, (ii) function as intended by the manufacturer, and (iii) comply with NEVI standards.
  • Repair projects may include hardware and labor costs up to, but not including, full replacement of EV chargers and intrinsically related equipment necessary to ensure that broken or non-operational chargers (i) resume a fully operational status for at least 5 years, (ii) function as intended by the manufacturer, and (iii) comply with NEVI standards.
  • In general, the power supply at the site should already be adequate without significant utility distribution capacity upgrades.

Cost Share

The maximum award will be set at 80 percent of the total project cost. Awardees must provide at least 20 percent of the total project cost.

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