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Webinar on new electric vehicle grant opportunities and technical assistance resources

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Join DOT on Wednesday, February 14 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET to hear from Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg and other USDOT leaders on new electric vehicle grant opportunities and technical assistance resources. The strongest grant applications are for projects that can comfortably be completed within a program’s statutory deadlines. This webinar will explore the ways that DOT evaluates “Project Readiness” in grant applications, and steps project sponsors can take to enable them to be well positioned to receive federal funding. This includes a spotlight on federal environmental and other transportation planning requirements. Staff from the Office of the Secretary will provide an overview of the basics of environmental reviews for electric vehicle (EV) charging projects, resources to help streamline the process, and a spotlight of key EV grant opportunities. We will discuss the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorical Exclusion that DOT has formally borrowed from the Department of Energy, the exemption from historical resource reviews under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and bundling Categorical Exclusion documentation. Finally, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) staff will discuss the FY2024 Low or No Emission Grant Program that provides discretionary grant funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses as well as acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities. 

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