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This portal serves as a central hub that aggregates and enhances the visibility of active funding sources, comment solicitations, research opportunities, events, and other participatory initiatives geared towards advancing transportation electrification – primarily across Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

This list is managed by Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability as part of the Southeast Electric Transportation Regional Initiative (SETRI).

The list is not exhaustive. Inclusion does not indicate endorsement, and we make no guarantees about items included. Descriptions may be edited for brevity. See the links for full details and eligibility.

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Type: Funding
Federal/State: Federal
The EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) is issuing this funding opportunity to solicit applications from eligible entities to help ports nationwide transition to zero-emission (ZE) operations under the EPA’s Clean Ports Program. The EPA’s Clean Ports Program will fund ZE port equipment and infrastructure to reduce mobile source emissions (criteria pollutants, air toxics, and/or greenhouse gases) at United States ports, delivering cleaner air for communities across the country. The Clean Ports Program will also fund climate and air quality planning activities as part of a separate NOFO – including emissions inventories, strategy analysis, community engagement, and resiliency measure identification – that will build the capacity of port stakeholders to continue to reduce pollution and transition to ZE operations over time. EPA-R-OAR-CPP-24-04.
Applications due May 28, 2024 (11:59pm Eastern)
Type: Funding
Federal/State: Kentucky
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has issued a funding call for applications for Level 2 charging infrastructure for local, state, and federal government agencies in the state. See link for application materials and details.
Applications due May 31, 2024 (4pm Eastern)
Type: Miscellaneous
Federal/State: Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and West Virginia
The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition is inviting submissions to determine eligibility for a Level 2 charging station through the Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership (MAEP).
Program ends in 2024
Type: Miscellaneous
Federal/State: Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and West Virginia
The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition is inviting submissions to determine eligibility for a DC Fast Charging (Level 3) charging station for taxi/rideshare use through the Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership (MAEP).
Program ends in 2024
Type: Funding
Federal/State: North Carolina (Duke Energy)
Duke Energy provides residential customers a one-time credit up to $1,133 per charger to help cover the costs of preparing a home for an electric vehicle charger. Acceptable upgrades include new electric plug-in outlets for a garage, electrical wiring improvements and other required electrical upgrades to support Level 2 or higher EV chargers. *See link for details and eligibility.
Not defined
Type: Event
Federal/State: Southeast
How can the Southeast equitably advance transportation electrification across the region? This in-person event from the Southeast Transportation Electric Regional Initiative (SETRI) will bring together a multisector network to highlight successes, opportunities, and challenges in advancing electric mobility activities and collaboration across the Southeast. Co-organized by the Duke University Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability, Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute, and SETRI partner organizations, the meeting will feature a keynote address, moderated roundtable discussion, and opportunities for networking. In-person with virtual option for morning session.
June 5, 2024 (9am-4pm, Atlanta, GA) | Virtual option (9:30-11:40am)
Type: Request for proposal (RFP)
Federal/State: North Carolina
The NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is seeking proposals for its round 1 National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) RFP. Round 1 will provide funding for 11 of the 39 identified charging stations as discussed in NCDOT’s NEVI Plan. See link for details.
Proposals due June 10, 2024 (5pm Eastern)
Type: Event
Federal/State: National
This webinar, organized by Forth, will focus on identifying the best practices to address the challenges of equitable distribution, site selection, permits and policy considerations.
June 11, 2024 (1-2pm Eastern)
Type: Event
Federal/State: Louisiana
Conference & Expo: June 12 - 13, 2024, Alt Fuel Ride & Drive: June 13, 2024
June 12-13, 2024 (Lake Charles, LA)
Type: Miscellaneous
Federal/State: Tennessee
Businesses in Tennessee can test an electric truck for their fleet. This project, led by Tennessee Tech University, serves as a proof-of-concept implementation strategy to support knowledge and experience gaining, transfer, outreach, and education on medium-duty eTruck technology for various applications. See link for details.
Not defined
Type: Miscellaneous
Federal/State: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia
The Southeast Sustainability Director’s Network (SSDN)’s Southeast Regional Local Infrastructure Hub (LIH) Cohorts Program seeks to Provides direct support and technical assistance (grant strategy, stakeholder engagement, federal proposal development, etc.) to local governments and their partners to access federal funding to advance equitable climate projects and initiatives. Communities have the opportunity to apply for one on one assistance from SSDN’s LIH Cohort’s technical assistance bench and/or capacity building awards – with transportation electrification among eligible category areas. To be eligible for LIH support, project and grant funding being targeted must address both climate and racial equity with broad community impact. See link for details.
Rolling, through mid-2024
Type: Miscellaneous
Federal/State: National
EPRI's Vetted Product List evaluates equipment against criteria developed by industry consensus, utility input, and review of government agency requirements for the EV supply equipment industry. Vendors may apply to have their equipment vetted against this list.
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Type: Funding
Federal/State: Appalachian Region (certain counties in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and all of West Virginia)
The Appalachian Regional Commission's (ARC) Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE) is a funding opportunity that aims to drive large-scale, regional economic transformation through multistate, collaborative projects across Appalachia. ARISE projects must address at least one of ARC’s five strategic investment priorities: 1.) building workforce developments, 2.) building businesses, 3.) building infrastructure, 4.) building regional culture and tourism, or 5.) building leaders and community capacity. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. 1st round: October 31, 2023, 2nd round: December 31, 2023, 3rd round: February 29, 2024, 4th round: April 30, 2024, 5th round: June 30, 2024.
Applications accepted on ongoing basis until June 30, 2024
Type: Request for information (RFI)
Federal/State: North Carolina
NCDOT is developing a National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Networking Database. The database is intended solely for those interested in being part of EV charging station deployment teams. Responses to the database questionnaire will be available to all respondents via a publicly available database posted to the NCDOT NEVI website which is intended to introduce and connect stakeholders who may want to partner on charging station development.
Ongoing
Type: Request for information (RFI)
Federal/State: South Carolina
This RFI is being issued by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to solicit feedback and recommendations for the deployment of electric vehicle charging stations along interstate corridors in South Carolina. The purpose of this RFI is to collect input from potential market participants across varying sectors on how to best support the deployment for direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations through the federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funding to be administered by SCDOT.
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Type: Request for proposal (RFP)
Federal/State: Virginia
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT or the Department) has issued the Virginia Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Phase 1-B Statewide Charging Station Deployment Request for Applications to establish Awards with fixed conditions to one or more Recipients to provide for the installation, operation, and maintenance of one or more Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations along Virginia’s Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs) as part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Funding Program. RFA-65651. See link for details.
Applications due July 10, 2024 (6pm Eastern)
Type: Funding
Federal/State: Federal
The EPA anticipates awarding up to $932 million in competitive grant funding under the 2024 Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. The program is soliciting applications nationwide for a grant competition to fund the replacement of existing non-zero-emission Class 6 and 7 heavy-duty vehicles with zero-emission Class 6 and 7 heavy-duty vehicles. To support zero-emission vehicle adoption and deployment, funding may also be used for: zero-emission vehicle refueling infrastructure, workforce development and training, project implementation costs. Funding opportunity number: EPA-R-OAR-CHDV-24-06.
Applications due July 25, 2024 (11:59pm Eastern)
Type: Event
Federal/State: North Carolina
Hosted by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center. this in-person event that includes keynote presentations, 50+ panelists, 16 breakout sessions, an expo hall with ample space for indoor vehicle/equipment display, networking with 300+ attendees. The event will cover sustainable fleet technology, operations, and implementation.
August 13-15, 2024 (Durham, NC)
Type: Event
Federal/State: Knoxville, TN
The Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association (KEVA), Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC), and Drive Electric Tennessee (DET), are hosting an event during National Drive Electric Week. The event will feature electric vehicles on display, ride and drives, vendors, and more.
September 28, 2024 (10am-3pm Eastern)
Type: Miscellaneous
Federal/State: National
Electric Vehicle Adoption Leadership (EVAL) is a national workplace charging certification program that provides recognition and technical assistance to organizations supporting the adoption of clean employee transportation options.
Ongoing
Type: Funding
Federal/State: Federal
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grant program (Community Change Grants). This program seeks applications and will fund community-driven projects that address climate challenges and reduce pollution while strengthening communities through thoughtful implementation. Among numerous topics, for transportation electrification, see Strategy 2: Mobility and Transportation Options for Preventing Air Pollution and Improving Public Health and Climate Resilience. Entities eligible to apply are: 1) A partnership between two community-based non-profit organizations (CBOs); or 2)A partnership between a CBO and one of the following: a) a Federally-Recognized Tribe; b) a local government; or c) an institution of higher education. Funding opportunity number: EPA-R-OEJECR-OCS-23-04. See link for details.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis until November 21, 2024 (11:59pm Eastern)
Type: Miscellaneous
Federal/State: Federal
The Clean Bus Planning Awards (CBPA) provides school and transit bus fleets with free technical assistance to develop comprehensive and customized fleet electrification transition plans. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Note: CBPA is not an incentive program, and fleets do not receive direct funding—rather, selected applicants will be allocated technical assistance resources by NREL.
Applications reviewed on rolling basis (program end date TBD)

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