DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 10/26/2023
New Q&A have been added to the below section.
No other changes are made to the RFA. Updated dates are indicated in the revised Guidance and Application documents.
This Request for Applications will select entities to join our project “Electric Vehicles in Underserved Markets” (Award DE-EE0009863), which supports the purchase and deployment of electric vehicles and/or charging stations operating in and around underserved communities. We anticipate making one to three (1-3) awards.
The project leverages investments by industry and municipal agencies to put to work the emerging and mature plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle (PEV) technology within a broad and equitable market in Kansas and Missouri.
This RFA is limited to electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging installations, which should include related outreach programs, that will achieve significant reductions in pollution emitted from vehicles. We are primarily targeting organizations operating within environmental justice areas and other underserved areas to install public charging infrastructure, or to electrify their heavy vehicles, especially those operating at low speeds in or adjacent to residential neighborhoods. Emissions from heavy vehicles and off-road machinery contribute to asthma rates and family illness, which keep people away from jobs and school, and contribute to early deaths and other health and social impacts.
Volunteer cost sharing from some organizations will be leveraged to reduce the cost of participation for under-capitalized organizations.