Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)                                                                                

Information about Florida's EV program can also be found on FDOT's website: (https://www.fdot.gov/emergingtechnologies/home/evprogram). Additionally, FHWA FAQs on this topic are located at National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program Q&A (dot.gov).

Updated (6/9/23) Can I get responses to the Request for Information (RFI)?
Updated (2/2/24) Can I apply for funding? When and how will the Request for Applications (RFA) be published so I can do so?
  • Please monitor this site for updates on RFA Advertisement.
  • The funding match requirements will be per the NEVI Final Rule.
  • Information about upcoming RFAs and the other EV program details can also be found online on the Electrical Vehicle Program (fdot.gov) webpage.
  • FDOT will host an Industry Forum prior to the RFA. Please refer to the website above for registration information, once posted.
Updated (6/9/23) Can I still apply for NEVI funding if I don’t have the skills needed to build an EV charging site?
  • There is no restriction on teaming. Applicants can create project teams that provide the necessary resources, services, and certifications to address all requirements included in the RFA.
Updated (6/9/23) Are there any certifications I’m required to have in order to apply for NEVI funding? 
  • Applicants must register as vendors with the State through My Florida MarketPlace. The RFA will include required certifications, including compliance with local requirements, as well as training criteria for workers.
Updated (6/9/23) Are there any workforce development requirements for this program?
  • A goal of the NEVI program is to develop skilled workforce to support the growing EV needs. Applicants may consider how to recruit and train the necessary workforce to ensure sites are installed, operated and maintained according to requirements.
Updated (6/9/23) Does FDOT have any resources, such as a sample application or an application template /worksheet, that can be used to help write a proposal of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program - under the Community Program?
  • The NEVI Formula Program is a new funding opportunity under the Investment in infrastructure and Jobs Act. Please refer to the Request for Applications instructions, once published.
Updated (6/9/23) How will FDOT evaluate the public charging experience? Will other charging experiences be evaluated? Is it possible for experience, gained by a company's foreign affiliates, be considered?
  • The Request for Applications will include the requirements that need to be fulfilled for applications to be considered responsive. Please review the RFA when it's posted.
Updated (6/9/23) Do EV charging sites have to be located along an interstate?
  • The NEVI formula program requires that an EV charging site be located within one drive-mile of a designated AFC. The program is primarily focused on having all AFCs meet the 50-mile maximum spacing of NEVI-compliant EV charging sites.
Updated (6/9/23) Can EV charging sites be closer than 50 miles apart?
  • Per the NEVI Final Rule, EV charging sites must be located no more than 50 miles apart. Designated AFCs for Florida can be found online on the FHWA AFC website
Updated (6/9/23) Has the FDOT talked to utility companies about available capacity on the electrical grid to support an expanded EV charging network?
  • Many of Florida’s utility providers have been active stakeholders with FDOT since the early efforts of drafting the State EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (EVIDP).
  • A utility workshop was hosted by FDOT on February 24, 2023.
  • Section 4 of the approved EVIDP posted on the FDOT Electric Vehicle Program webpage highlights the different utility providers throughout the State.
  • Applicants are also responsible to provide the State with the required data so FDOT may submit the necessary NEVI reporting. Refer to the NEVI Final Rule for the data requirements for the EVID program. As requested, this data will also be available to utility companies and other interested parties.
Updated (6/9/23) Will EV charging sites require permitting?
  • Permitting requirements will be specific to the Applicant’s approach to the project and site layout. The local jurisdictions (city, county) will be responsible for review and issuance of permits.
Updated (6/9/23) Can a local government receive NEVI funds? What can they do to ensure EV charging infrastructure is installed in their community?
  • Local government may consider applying for one or both of the CFI discretionary grant opportunities from USDOT. Information about the grant programs can be found in the Investment in Infrastructure and Jobs Act Guidebook that can be found on Build.gov. Register at Grants.gov to review the Notice of Funding Opportunity and receive updates on future NOFOs.
Updated (6/9/23) Will FDOT pay for maintenance and operation of the sites even if they are owned and operated by someone else? 
  • The NEVI formula program includes funding for a period not to exceed five years.
Updated (6/9/23) Will there be a cost to charge an EV at a NEVI site? 
  • Pricing will be determined by the Applicant and/or site owner.
New (6/9/23) Is this NOFO from USDOT for the Charging and Fueling (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program the same discretionary funds?
  • The Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Charging and Fueling Discretionary Grant Program is a separate competitive program that Applicants may apply directly to USDOT through Grants.gov. 
New (6/9/23) Does FDOT plan to pursue and secure CFI funding? Will FDOT coordinate with metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, or other eligible entities to apply for funding?
  • This EVID Program is funded through the NEVI Formula Program. The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) opportunity is a separate competitive federal grant opportunity. Eligible applicants for the CFI opportunity are defined in the published Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) found at Grants.gov. FDOT values and supports our continued strong partnerships with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and local governments.