Looking for EV Resources and Funding? IPMI and AASHTO can help!

We heard you loud and clear at the 2023 IPMI Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo – the push to electrify transportation and parking systems is in high gear and a key strategic priority for many IPMI members, especially in the municipal segment.

With the increased availability of federal, state, and local incentives and funding opportunities, industry leaders can support national electrification efforts with our programs and pilots – but competing for those funds can be challenging.

The good news is that IPMI’s outreach and strategic partnerships allow us to share valuable resources to help our members navigate these funding opportunities with training and guidance from our partners.

Read on to find out about relevant and timely education, events, training, and funding guidance from AASHTO, the Electrification Coalition, FHWA, the CHARGE Coalition, and more.

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure National Conference, July 13-14, 2023, Arlington, VA

The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), in partnership with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and the U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, will host an Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure National Conference for state leaders on electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure deployment.

The purpose of this meeting is to equip states with the tools they need to build out a national EV charging network that is convenient, reliable, affordable, accessible, and equitable. The meeting will convene officials from state and federal agencies, as well as representatives from utilities and key private-sector partners to share EV infrastructure planning and deployment models, hear the latest guidance and insights federal partners, and identify EV infrastructure planning and implementation needs under the NEVI program. The meeting will feature discussions on emerging issues in the EV space including workforce development challenges and opportunities; best practices in streamlining permitting and approval processes for EV charging infrastructure; case studies featuring the various approaches states are incorporating equity and Justice40 goals in their National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program (NEVI) planning; as well as case studies highlighting successful state-utility engagement in EV infrastructure planning and grid integration.

This meeting is open to state, federal, local, and private-sector partners. State Energy Office and State Department of Transportation staff responsible for their state’s NEVI program funding and other EV initiatives are encouraged to attend and will receive one complimentary registration per agency.

Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies

More and more, transportation agencies must pursue better, faster and smarter ways of doing business. Federal-aid Essentials offers a central online library of informational videos and resources, designed specifically for local public agencies. Each video addresses a single topic-condensing the complex regulations and requirements of the Federal-aid Highway Program into easy-to-understand concepts and illustrated examples.

Projects that use Federal-aid Highway Program funds typically follow a series of six fundamental phases of development. Each phase embodies the building blocks, leading to successful project delivery. The first phase is planning. Your transportation needs and ideas are conceptualized during the planning phase. Next, building on the decisions initiated in planning, the project moves forward through the five remaining phases of development from environmental studies, design, right-of-way, construction, and ending at maintenance and operation.

Free Course: Understanding the Uniform Guidance Requirements for Federal Awards

The goal of this course is to facilitate an overview of the Uniform Guidance: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR part 200) by applying relevant provisions to the Federal-aid Highway Program (FAHP). The Uniform Guidance, 2 CFR 200, is the cornerstone of Federal grants and financial assistance. This course will help learners locate provisions within 2 CFR 200, understand the applicability of 2 CFR 200 to Federal awards, and know the general government-wide requirements for Federal awards.

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