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 and upgraded electric vehicle charging equipment and hydrogen fueling infrastructure along priority corridors.

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Schedule of activities

We anticipate a notice of grant opportunity in the spring of 2023, with grant agreements in place between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2025. We'll provide specific schedule details in early 2023.

Previous funding round

The ZEVIP notice of proposed awards for the 2021-2023 biennium represent an investment of $9.8 million in new and upgraded EV charging stations. For more information see the ZEVIP Notice Of Grant Opportunity and Grant Application Guide (PDF 322 KB).

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.

Upgrades to existing EV charging infrastructure

For example, adding new direct-current, fast-charging stations with at least one CCS port, supporting at least 150kW per port charging, to a location that currently has only CHAdeMO plug(s). At least one CHAdeMO plug must remain where it is currently available.

New installations of hydrogen refueling infrastructure

For example, installation of a station capable of dispensing hydrogen at the mandatory H70-T40 (700 bar) designed, constructed and operated in accordance with the latest standards for hydrogen refueling. Those standards could include the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 2 Hydrogen Technologies Code and SAE J2601 fueling protocols for light-duty, gaseous hydrogen vehicles.

Completed grant projects

We awarded $1 million in grants for the 2017-2019 program to install 15 new electric-vehicle-charging stations near highway exits about 40 miles apart along I-5, I-90, and I-82/US-395/I-182.

Eastern Washington project

Project lead: Energy Northwest on behalf of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Transportation Alliance in collaboration with Greenlots and EV4.
$405,000 state grant award. 
$1,071,000 total project cost.

This project provides a network of DC fast chargers in nine communities along I-82, I-182, US 395, and I-90. The network bridged a charging gap between Tri-Cities and I-90 to both the west and north-east of Tri-Cities. New stations can now be found in Cle Elum, Connell, Ellensburg, Kennewick, Moses Lake, Pasco, Prosser, Richland, and Yakima.

I-5 corridor project

Project lead: Forth in collaboration with EVgo.
$595,000 state grant award.
$1,461,689 total project cost.

This project provided new electric-vehicle fast-charging infrastructure along I-5 by providing dual charging stations to fill gaps and provide redundancy. New stations can now be found in Bellingham, Chehalis, DuPont, Lynnwood, SeaTac, and Tacoma.

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