PEORIA, Ill. – With Illinois anticipating a significant increase in electric vehicle usage, state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, is highlighting an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) funding opportunity to support the construction of new charging stations across the state.

“This is another step forward as we prepare to meet the travel demands of today and tomorrow,” Gordon-Booth said. “By making strong investments in our infrastructure, we’re positioning Illinois to take full advantage of federal funding like we’re seeing here. The Peoria region is an important travel corridor for our state, and new charging stations would be a benefit for travelers and locals alike.”

Up to $50 million of federal funding will be administered by IDOT and released to support the construction of 46 charging stations across the state as part of the Illinois National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program. Eligible applicants can include public and private organizations and companies, while public sector entities may be site hosts but may not own the charging stations. Additional information on eligibility can be found at A webinar recording discussing the funding opportunity and how to apply can be viewed at

Applications are due by May 7 at 5 p.m. Individuals with questions can contact IDOT for assistance at

For more information, please contact

Rep. Jehan Gordon-BoothRep. Jehan Gordon-Booth

Deputy Majority Leader
92nd District

Springfield Office:
632 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-3186

District Office:
300 E. War Memorial Drive
Suite 303
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 681-1992