DC Fast Charger Community Solicitation
NJDEP is seeking applicants for its latest round of grant funding for public fast charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. The $4 million competitive solicitation will award grants of up to $200,000 per location in community settings. These incentives can be combined with utility incentives for public fast charging infrastructure.
The solicitation will open on 3/14/2022 and close on 5/13/2022 at midnight. Following the close of the solicitation period, NJDEP will review the responses and post the awarded grants.
Community Fast Charger Solicitation Mapping Tool
This mapping shows both current and proposed DCFC locations that are compliant with the EV Law, along with the Community DCFC Location Suitability Score developed for each 2010 Census Tract in the state. It is designed to allow interested parties to browse and select suitable locations for grant-funded DC Fast Charging infrastructure.Visit
Questions & Answers
The program accepted written questions only regarding the solicitation until March 4, 2022.
Please see the following two FAQ documents:
Community Fast Charger Q&A
Top 10 Dealership Questions
If you have a question that you don't see addressed in the FAQs, please submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to apply for a project:
Step 1: Read the Overview and Instructions and visit the System for Administering Grants Electronically (SAGE) to complete your application.
Visit the SAGE Instructions for detailed instructions on how to submit your application via the SAGE portal.
Visit the It Pays to Plug In FAQ for answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Step 2: Obtain three (3) quotes for the EV charging stations.
Step 3: Submit all required documents via the SAGE portal.
Step 4: If the grant application is appproved, NJDEP will provide and execute a grant agreement with the applicant via the SAGE portal.
Step 5: Install DC Fast Charging station(s) within 12 months of NJDEP grant execution. Do not purchase or install equipment before your grant has been executed. Completed projects are not eligible.
Step 6: Complete and submit the Expenditure Report and the Charger Information Form via SAGE along with paid invoices, proof of payment, and photos.
Step 7: After NJDEP review and approval of provided invoices, grant funds will be disbursed.
• DCFC Overview and Instructions
• DCFC SAGE Instructions
• It Pays to Plug In FAQ
• IPPI Program's Compliance and Best Practices Guidelines for Accessible EV Chargers
• Utility Stacking Overview
• County Tiers
• Community Fast Charger Q&A
• Top 10 Dealership Questions