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DC Fast Charger Community Solicitation

Important Updates:

There are currently no open solicitations for Community DC Fast Chargers. A $4 million competitive solicitation that will award grants of up to $200,000 per location for public fast charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in community settings closed on 5/13/2022. Awarded grants will be announced and posted here once the review of all responses is completed.

Important Links

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. Solicitation Map

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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 drivegreen@dep.nj.gov.

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.

Program Highlights

Eligible Applicants

Private residential dwellings other than multi-unit dwellings are not eligible for grants. The program is open to all other applicants: Businesses, governments, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions.


Eligible Projects

Community: Charging stations that are exclusively available to the general public in places where people live and work. Examples include, but are not limited to, charging stations in town centers, commercial areas, retail centers, and multi-unit dwellings.


Reimbursement Amounts

Upon completion of work in accordance with the eligibility criteria and grant agreement requirements, NJDEP will reimburse each applicant for a percentage of eligible costs up to a maximum of:
150kW+: $200,000 per location (2 port minimum);
100 to 149kW: $150,000 (2 port minimum);
50 to 99kW: $75,000 (2 port minimum)

Location publicly accessible government property private property
Community Yes 100% up to maximum 80% up to maximum
DEP grants for EV charging can be combined with utility EV charging infrastructure incentive programs. See the Utility EV Charging Infrastructure Incentive Program for details.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be considered after the closing of the competitive solicitation period. Community DCFC locations will be evaluated on the following selection criteria:
County Tier - Tier 1 Counties will be given priority
MJ Bradley Tract Score
Amenities within walking distance
Distance from Existing/Planned DCFC
DCFC Power Level
Other: May include other desirable parameters such as locations near concentrations of MUDs, attractions/destinations, or those with educational value, equipment considerations such as battery storage or utilization of solar power, etc.

All Documents

Mapping Documents

Community DCFC Mapping Methodology
Community Solictation Data Table
Community Solictation Data Table Guide
Utility Service Territory Map

EV Hosting Capacity Maps from New Jersey Utilities

New Jersey utilities have developed load capacity maps to help guide development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The maps show areas where new direct current fast charging infrastructure can likely be installed without the need for extensive equipment upgrades. The maps also show areas where capacity may be constrained, and EV charging projects may require major equipment upgrades that could add time and cost.
The maps are for informational purposes only. DEP recommends that customers and developers carefully read and understand utilities’ explanations of the use and limitations of their capacity maps. The maps are not a substitution for the new service application process. Developers and customers must apply to a utility for new service, and be granted approval, before beginning construction or installation of a proposed fast charging project.

Atlantic City Electric Capacity Map
PSEG Capacity Map