FHWA P3 Course

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Training Course: Use of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) for Delivery of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure for Communities

Upcoming Workshop: April 10, In-Person

One-day, in-person training for local government staff involved in Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure

Location: NHI training facilities, 2600 Park Tower Drive, Suite 500, Vienna, VA 22180 (Weatherford Training Room)


Course participants will be introduced to P3s and the potential benefits and challenges in using a P3 to deliver EV charging infrastructure. Participants will learn how P3s for EV charging infrastructure differ from traditional P3s used to deliver major highway and transit infrastructure projects and how P3 project agreements can be structured to address these differences. The training will discuss key steps to procure a P3 for EV charging infrastructure, from project preparation to market sounding and partner selection. A major part of the training will include discussion of key questions raised by use of P3s and hands-on instruction in the use of analytical tools for decision-making, including a screening tool to determine the appropriateness of a P3, a tool to evaluate the financial viability and affordability of a P3 for the public agency, and a tool to help ensure that the P3 model will achieve the strategic goals of the public agency. A preliminary agenda is provided below.

Preliminary Agenda

8:30 – 8:45 am            Introduction and Overview
8:45 – 9:45 am            Legal and Regulatory Issues
9:45 – 10:15 am          Is a P3 appropriate for your project?
10:15 – 10:30 am         Break
10:30 – 11:30 am        Partner Engagement and Procurement
11:30 – 12:00 pm        Structuring a P3 for your project.
12:00 – 1:00 pm           Lunch – on your own
1:00 – 2:00 pm            Financial Analysis for an EV Charging Infrastructure P3
2:00 – 2:30 pm            Case Study Financial Evaluation using EVCI-FAST Excel model
2:30 – 2:45 pm            Break
2:45 – 3:15 pm            Exercise (1): Financial Feasibility Evaluation
3:15 – 3:45 pm            Exercise (2): Bid Evaluation
3:45 – 4:00 pm            Closing

Space is limited.


Space is limited. Register now to secure your spot. Registration deadline is Friday, March 15, 2024. You will be notified no later than Monday, March 18, if your registration is approved.
Note: If you are affiliated with a state government, you must register for a separate workshop for states. For more information, please contact

Technical Resources Available

FHWA has presented two webinars for communities in the last two months, and recordings of the webinars are available as follows:

  1. State of the Practice of Public-Private Partnerships for EV Charging Infrastructure for Communities. You may use the link below to view the webinar recording. (You will need to enter your email address to get access).
    View webinar recording
  2. Market Engagement and Partner Selection for Public-Private Partnerships for EV Charging Infrastructure for Communities. You may use the link below to view the webinar recording. Note that you will need to enter the password shown below the link.
    Watch the Recording
    Passcode: 2Ls?a*?.

Also three supporting technical reports are available at EVCI P3 Reports

Technical Assistance Opportunity

The Build America Center offers technical assistance on use of P3s for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure. Please contact the email address below if you need assistance:

Patrick DeCorla-Souza,
P3 Program Manager
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Performance and Innovative Finance
Washington, DC 20590

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