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Round 2 Discretionary Grant Program NOW OPEN!

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is soliciting proposals for entities interested in partnering in Round 2 of the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant (CFI Program) application process as applicable under federal regulations. This Request for Proposals (RFP) will be used to select entities that will be considered to partner with NMDOT on the CFI application as per all requirements under 23 CFR Part 680. Accepted proposals will be submitted jointly, in partnership with NMDOT’s CFI application.

The RFP process will be open for fifteen (15) days beginning July 5, 2024, through July 20, 2024, and are subject to all action by the NMDOT. RFPs must be submitted in PDF format no later than 11:59 P.M. (Mountain Daylight Time) on Saturday, July 20, 2024

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The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI Program) is a new competitive grant program created by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to strategically deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging and alternative fueling infrastructure in the places people live and work – urban and rural areas alike – in addition to along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs). CFI Program investments will make modern and sustainable infrastructure accessible to all drivers of electric, hydrogen, propane, and natural gas vehicles. This program provides two funding categories of grants: (1) Community Charging and Fueling Grants (Community Program); and (2) Alternative Fuel Corridor Grants (Corridor Program). The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $2.5 billion over five (5) years for this program. This NOFO offers up to $700 million from Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 to strategically deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and other alternative fueling infrastructure projects in urban and rural communities in publicly accessible locations, including downtown areas and local neighborhoods, particularly in underserved and disadvantaged communities.

The CFI Program was authorized to strategically deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging infrastructure, hydrogen fueling infrastructure, propane fueling infrastructure, and natural gas fueling infrastructure along designated alternative fuel corridors (AFC) or in certain other locations within communities that will be accessible to all drivers of electric vehicles, hydrogen vehicles, propane vehicles, and natural gas vehicles.

For more information regarding this grant opportunity, please visit: www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/cfi/

The Federal Highway Administration has opened the first round of the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI) for applications. You may find more details about this program at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/cfi/.

A total of $700 million is available nationally for this first round of applications, half of which is for the Community Program and half for the Corridor Program. The deadline to apply for this program is June 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Please note that this federal program is separate from NMDOT’s previously announced Round 1 National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program.

If you would like to request NMDOT support for a regional CFI grant proposal please do so by emailing Special.Projects@dot.nm.gov April 30, 2023.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is soliciting a Request for Letters of Interest (RLI) for consideration and support for regional Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant (CFI Program) applications as applicable under federal regulations. If you are interested in requesting NMDOT support for the regional CFI Program, please respond to this advertisement by emailing an RLI to the NMDOT – Special Projects Division at: Special.Projects@dot.nm.gov.

The CFI Program is a new competitive grant program created by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to strategically deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging and alternative fueling infrastructure in the places people live and work – urban and rural areas alike – in addition to along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs). CFI Program investments will make modern and sustainable infrastructure accessible to all drivers of electric, hydrogen, propane, and natural gas vehicles. This program provides two funding categories of grants: (1) Community Charging and Fueling Grants (Community Program); and (2) Alternative Fuel Corridor Grants (Corridor Program). The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $2.5 billion over five (5) years for this program. This NOFO offers up to $700 million from Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 to strategically deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and other alternative fueling infrastructure projects in urban and rural communities in publicly accessible locations, including downtown areas and local neighborhoods, particularly in underserved and disadvantaged communities. Please go to www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/cfi/ for more information.

RLIs shall be valid for sixty (60) days and are subject to all action by the NMDOT. NMDOT reserves the right to reject any or all RLIs in part or in whole.  RLIs shall be submitted to the NMDOT Electronically via submittal to Special.Projects@dot.nm.gov.  RLIs submitted by hard copy or facsimile will not be accepted.

Electronic RLIs must be submitted in PDF format no later than 5:00 P.M. (Mountain Daylight Time) on Friday, April 28, 2023.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: All qualified interested parties will receive consideration of contract(s) without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin or other protected class. Proponents of this work shall be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246 as amended.

If you have any questions, please email NMDOT at: Special.Projects@dot.nm.gov

ANY RLIs SUBMITTED AFTER THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED ABOVE WILL BE DEEMED NON-RESPONSIVE AND WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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