To receive the funds, MoDOT must submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan by Aug. 1, 2022, to FHWA describing how it intends to use its NEVI funds. Per federal NEVI guidance, MoDOT divisions have begun collaborating with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to develop a Plan. It will contain sections in areas such as charging infrastructure deployment, existing and future conditions, contracting, implementation, and program evaluation as well as documentation of state agency coordination, stakeholder outreach, and public engagement. The Plan will address statewide connectivity and initial EV charging placement needs to reliably travel across the state and in rural areas, as well as augmenting the needs in urban areas for greater densities of EV vehicles.
Contracting with Private Entities
Funds made available under the NEVI Formula Program may be used to contract with a private entity for acquisition, installation, and operation and maintenance of publicly accessible EV charging infrastructure. The private entity may pay the non-federal share of the cost of a project funded. FHWA anticipates that in most instances states will elect to contract with private entities for the installation, operation, and maintenance of EV charging infrastructure. Contracts under the NEVI formula program for EV Charging will be awarded on a competitive basis.
Collaboration and Engagement
MoDOT commits and intends to involve the public and interested parties by providing for early, continuous, transparent, and effective access to information and decision-making. All comments submitted from the public or interested parties will lead to improved project planning and development and a more transparent decision-making process. To keep stakeholders and other interested parties informed and offer an opportunity to provide feedback and engagement