DriveElectric.gov Provides Technical Assistance for School Districts, Transit Agencies, and Tribal Nations
Nov. 30, 2022
The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) recently updated its website, DriveElectric.gov, to include additional technical assistance resources and information for those interested in supporting a future where everyone can ride and drive electric.
The Joint Office site was reorganized to be more inclusive of additional Joint Office stakeholders by adding technical assistance resources for school districts, transit agencies, and tribal nations. There is also new content devoted to the Electric Vehicle Working Group, including the group's intended mission, objectives, and members.
Content updates were also based on feedback from Joint Office partners including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration.
New Technical Assistance Resources for Tribal Nations
As part of the updates to DriveElectric.gov, the Joint Office launched the “Technical Assistance and Resources for Tribal Nations” webpage for tribal nations navigating transportation electrification. This webpage was created in response to a need for a user-friendly information clearinghouse related to transportation electrification for tribal nations and communities.
The page hosts links and resources with general information including:
- Benefits of electric transportation
- Catalogue of applicable funding opportunities
- Examples of successful projects
- News and updates related to electric transportation for tribal nations.
The new resources page makes the vast array of information and funding opportunities more accessible, and in so doing, creates more awareness for and participation in cross-governmental efforts to make clean transportation more attainable for tribes.
The updated page also contains a contact form that tribal nations can use to request technical assistance in their efforts to electrify transportation. The Joint Office, in collaboration with partner agencies, will provide assistance navigating the vast landscape of federal funding opportunities and technical challenges of implementing electric vehicle infrastructure.
DriveElectric.gov: Your Source for Zero-Emission Transportation Infrastructure
DriveElectric.gov provides information for key stakeholders about the implementation of the Biden-Harris administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The BIL dedicated resources to the U.S. Departments of Energy and Transportation to support stakeholders that seek to deploy a network of electric vehicle chargers, zero-emission fueling infrastructure, and zero-emission transit and school buses.
Explore the updated DriveElectric.gov website and learn more about how the Joint Office supports a future where everyone can ride and drive electric.