Illinois EPA announces Notice of Funding Opportunity for Public Light-Duty Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) Director John J. Kim today announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the purchase and installation of new Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) light-duty electric vehicle charging stations at publicly accessible locations. This opportunity is being made available following the Pritzker Administration’s commitment to focus Illinois’ remaining Volkswagen (VW) Settlement funding on electric transportation and infrastructure. The NOFO and related documents have been posted to the Illinois EPA website.

Through this funding opportunity, Illinois EPA intends to fund a percentage of DCFC light-duty
electric charging stations to be located at publicly accessible locations (shopping centers, retail
stores, gas stations, etc.) in the three priority areas outlined in the VW Beneficiary Mitigation
Plan (BMP) and specified in the NOFO:

  • Priority Area 1: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties, Oswego
    Township in Kendall County, and Aux Sable and Goose Lake townships in Grundy
  • Priority Area 2: Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair counties.
  • Priority Area 3: Champaign, DeKalb, LaSalle, McLean, Peoria, Sangamon, and
    Winnebago counties.

Each application must include a minimum of two projects in two or more priority areas. Applications with a minimum of three projects, one in each of the three priority areas, will be prioritized for review, scoring, and funding. Eligible applicants include businesses (corporations, partnerships, sole-proprietorships, and limited liability companies), business trusts, or other legal business entities incorporated in or registered with the Illinois Secretary of State.

All required forms and information can be found on the Driving A Cleaner Illinois webpage. Applications will be accepted September 28, 2022 through 5:00 PM (CST) on December 30, 2022.

All applicants must pre-qualify through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act Grantee

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