Zero-emission Vehicle Infrastructure Partnerships grant

Learn about and apply for the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Partnerships (ZEVIP) grant, which provides funding for the installation of new electric vehicle charging equipment and hydrogen fueling infrastructure along priority corridors.

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Notice of funding opportunity

WSDOT announces the availability of approximately $3 million dollars in grant funding for the installation of new electric vehicle charging equipment and hydrogen fueling infrastructure along priority corridors in Washington. For more information see the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Partnership notice of funding opportunity (PDF 630KB) and grant application guide.

ZEVIP Webinar

We hosted a webinar about the ZEVIP grant opportunity on March 9, 2023. You can register to view a recording of the webinar. Materials for the webinar are below.

Schedule of activities

  • March 3: Notice of funding opportunity
  • 9 a.m.–11 a.m., March 9: Prospective applicant webinar
  • 5 p.m., March 20: Questions due to grant manager
  • March 31: Questions and answers published
  • 5 p.m., May 11: Applications due
  • On or around June 23: Notice of proposed awards
  • July 1, 2023-June 30, 2025: Contract period of performance

Priority corridors

Priority corridors for EV charging infrastructure include only state routes, that is, no Interstate or U.S. routes. For EV charging, stations should be located at least every 50 miles and within one travel mile of the priority corridor. Priority corridors for hydrogen fueling infrastructure include Interstates, U.S. routes, and state routes. Hydrogen stations should be located at least every 150 miles and within five travel miles of the priority corridor.

Eligible applicants

Nonprofit organizations, tribes, and state and local government agencies such as cities, towns, counties, and districts are eligible to apply. Potential grant recipients must partner with private-sector organizations to develop and implement their projects.

Eligible projects

Funding may be used for site design, equipment purchases, electrical upgrades, installation, signage, operations, and maintenance. Eligible projects are limited to:

New installations of EV charging infrastructure

For example, new direct-current, fast-charging stations with at least four combined charging system (CCS) ports, supporting at least 150 kW per port simultaneous charging.

New installations of hydrogen refueling infrastructure

For example, new open retail hydrogen refueling station with a minimum of two Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International J2601 H70-T40 light-duty fueling positions.

Completed grant projects

We awarded $9.3 million in grants for the 2021-2023 program. These investments modernized the 12 original west coast electric highway sites and built 12 new DCFC stations along 2 interstates, 2 us routes, and 9 state routes in 24 communities across the state.

We awarded $1 million in grants for the 2017-2019 program to install 15 new electric-vehicle charging stations along 4 interstates and 1 us route.

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