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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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Dates / Location
Type: Event
Federal/State: Federal
The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation will host a webinar on best practices, challenges, and strategies for effectively planning, deploying, and operating electric vehicle (EV) curbside charging projects. Researchers from the Department of Transportation (DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center will present findings from a recent whitepaper on curbside charging, and municipalities will share their experiences with installing and operating curbside charging in local communities.
February 27, 2024 (2-3pm Eastern)
Type: Miscellaneous
Federal/State: Tennessee
The Drive Electric Tennessee Policies and Programs Committee is open to new participants starting in 2024. This working group convenes local governments, nonprofits, local power companies, and industry partners on a quarterly basis to share information on available and upcoming funding opportunities and initiatives to support electric vehicle deployment and charging infrastructure development throughout Tennessee. See link for details.
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Type: Request for information (RFI)
Federal/State: Federal
The Department of Energy (DOE or the Department)'s Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains is issuing this request for information (RFI) to notify parties of its potential interest in initiating a Manufacturing Capital Connector (MCC) to support applicants seeking clean energy manufacturing funding opportunities and/or tax credits. The Department also seeks input from all stakeholders through this RFI to help gauge the interest in and to inform the overall design of the MCC. Electric or fuel cell vehicles and associated recharging/refueling infrastructure are among the multiple topic areas.
Comments due March 4, 2024
Type: Event
Federal/State: Federal
The Federal Transit Administration will discuss the FY 2024 Bus Competitive Program and Low-No Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), including application requirements and changes from FY 2023. The March 5 webinar will feature a Q&A session focused on rural and tribal applicants.
March 5, 2024 (2pm Eastern)
Type: Event
Federal/State: Kentucky
From 2:00 to 2:45 p.m., the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will hold a pre-bid conference with all interested firms for the second RFP for Kentucky's EV Charging Program. From 2:45 to 4:00 p.m., (KYTC) will facilitate a networking event for potential developers, site hosts, contractors, electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) suppliers, and other interested parties. The goal is to foster high-quality proposals for all 16 designated zones and provide an opportunity for businesses to engage in the process. Deadline to register is March 4 (12pm Eastern)
March 5, 2024 (2-4pm Eastern)
Type: Request for information (RFI)
Federal/State: North Carolina
The North Carolina Department of Transportation Division of Aviation invites zero-emissions aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and vendors to participate in a Request for Information (RFI) aimed at understanding and exploring the advanced capabilities of electric Zero Emission Vertical or Short Takeoff and Landing (zeVSTOL) technologies. NCDOT RFI 54.012524.
Responses due March 7, 2024 (12pm Eastern)
Type: Funding
Federal/State: Federal
This US Department of Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications to address outreach, education, technical assistance, workforce training, and other innovative demonstration or deployment projects that advance the mission of an affordable, equitable, and decarbonized transportation system. DE-FOA-0003250. - Area of Interest 1: Clean Cities Outreach, Engagement, and Technical Assistance - Area of Interest 2: Training on Zero Emission Vehicle and Infrastructure Technologies for Critical Emergency Response Workers - Area of Interest 3: Clean Transportation Demonstration and Deployment
Concept papers due March 12, 2024 (5pm Eastern)
Type: Event
Federal/State: Kentucky
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is hosting a virtual meeting to discuss updates on the implementation of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program in Kentucky, including an overview of the active second request for proposals and the status of the first 24 awarded sites.
March 13, 2024 (2-3pm Eastern)
Type: Event
Federal/State: Benton, AR
At this Arkansas Advanced Energy Industry and Career Event, professionals, job seekers, and students will experience interactive industry booths, career and educational presentations, and live career coaching and job interviews. The event is being produced by the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation in partnership with the Arkansas Apprenticeship Alliance, Arkansas Office of Skills Development, and Greentech Renewables. The emerging advanced energy industry includes technology and economic activity around energy efficiency, demand response, solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, electric vehicles, alternative fuels, and smart grid. Registration deadline is March 8.
March 13, 2024 (10am-3pm, Benton, AR)
Type: Event
Federal/State: International
EPRI is hosting the Electrification 2024 International Conference & Exposition in Savannah, GA. Sessions on transportation electrification will be included (among numerous electrification topics). See link for details.
March 12-14, 2024 (Savannah, GA)
Type: Request for information (RFI)
Federal/State: Greensboro, NC
The Draft Downtown Greensboro, NC Parking Plan is available for public review. A public survey is available for public feedback. Among numerous topics, the plan calls for the development of an EV Implementation Plan.
Survey feedback due March 15, 2024
Type: Request for information (RFI)
Federal/State: Tennessee
DriveElectricTN and TNCleanFuels are undertaking a large-scale survey of personal electric vehicle owners across Tennessee.
Not defined
Type: Miscellaneous
Call for Presentation Proposals for 2024 LA Clean Fuels Summit (June 12, 2024) - email abstract to LCF Executive Director, Ann Vail: ann@louisianacleanfuels.org.
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Type: Miscellaneous
Federal/State: North Carolina
The NC Clean Energy Technology Center is seeking proposals for session topics and specific presentations for the Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo 2024 (in-person event at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, NC on August 13-15, 2024). Potential session and speaker topics could include: Alternative fuel vehicles, advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuel infrastructure and EV charging infrastructure, telematics (for route optimization, right sizing, emission reductions), connected vehicles and connected fleets, case studies fleet implementation, best practices for fleet operations, and more.
Deadline to submit presentation ideas: March 31, 2024
Type: Request for proposal (RFP)
Federal/State: Virginia Beach, VA
The City of Virginia Beach seeks proposals from suppliers to design, build, operate, and maintain a comprehensive network of turnkey Electric Vehicle charging stations for public use on City and Virginia Beach Development Authority property. The selected vendor will be required to implement a program which will enable the public to utilize electric vehicle charging stations. Request for Proposal # COVB-24-101298,
Proposals due April 2, 2024 (3pm Eastern)
Type: Request for proposal (RFP)
Federal/State: Kentucky
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Division of Purchases has issued a second Request for Proposals (RFP) for Kentucky’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Program to install up to 16 additional stations along Kentucky's interstates and parkways. The purpose of the RFP is to seek proposals for the planning, deployment, operation, and maintenance of Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Stations (EVSE Stations) throughout Kentucky, as part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. RFP-605 2400000175-1.
Proposals due April 19, 2024 (5pm Eastern)
Type: Funding
Federal/State: Federal
The Federal Transit Administration has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), Solicitation of Project Proposals for the 5339(c) Low or No Emission Grant Program and 5339(b) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program. The purpose of the Low-No Program is to support the transition of the nation’s transit fleet to the lowest polluting and most energy efficient transit vehicles. The Low-No Program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, including acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities. The purpose of the Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program is to assist in the financing of buses and bus facilities capital projects, including replacing, rehabilitating, purchasing or leasing buses or related equipment, and rehabilitating, purchasing, constructing or leasing bus-related facilities.
Applications due April 25, 2024 (11:59 Eastern)
Type: Request for information (RFI)
Federal/State: South Carolina
The SC Energy Office is soliciting public input in a biennial survey on its EV stakeholder initiatives.
Not defined
Type: Event
Federal/State: Tennessee
The DriveElectricTN Momentum Summit will showcase and discuss transportation electrification efforts across TN. The event will cover workplace charging, economic and environmental benefits, and workforce/manufacturing efforts in the EV industry across TN and include an EV ride & drive.
May 9, 2024 (8am-6pm, Murfreesboro, TN)
Type: Event
Federal/State: South Carolina
This event, hosted by the SC Council on Competitiveness at the University of South Carolina will cover battery management, trends in Li-battery materials and designs, Innovations in battery manufacturing and recycling, Battery safety, and more.
May 14-15, 2024 (Columbia, SC)
Type: Request for information (RFI)
Federal/State: West Virginia
The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking public input with a survey on state-wide priorities for the NEVI program. This includes details on the proposed Phase 1 charging station locations in the state and future program phases.
Not defined
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: 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: 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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