Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI Program) Funding Summary for Local Governments
NOTE: The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program is now closed and will re-open in 2024. Please check back.
NOTE: This information is provided for ease of access only. Please check with the granting authority before proceeding with any application, as guidance and specific requirements may change.
The United States Department of Transportation has posted a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for its CFI program. The program’s goal is to strategically employ publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging and alternative fueling infrastructure, focusing on urban and rural areas in designated Alternative Fueling Corridors (AFCs) throughout the country. This program provides two funding categories of grants:
- Community Charging and Fueling Grants (Community Program); and
- Alternative Fuel Corridor Grants (Corridor Program)
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $2.5 billion over five years for this program. This NOFO offers up to $700 million from Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 to strategically deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and other alternative fueling infrastructure projects in urban and rural communities in publicly accessible locations, including downtown areas and local neighborhoods, particularly in underserved and disadvantaged communities.
SPC especially encourages eligible entities within the SPC region to submit applications to the Community Charging and Fueling Grants program. We urge you to contact SPC prior to beginning work on an application.
Municipalities, counties, and publicly-owned transit operators are among a large list of eligible applicants.
Applications are due by 11:59PM Eastern Time on June 13th, 2023.
Interested applicants are urged to contact Dj Ryan, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Policy, at email@example.com for further information and potential application support.
- State or political subdivisions of a State
- metropolitan planning organizations
- units of local government
- special purpose districts or public authorities with transportation functions, including port authorities;
- Indian tribes
- territories of the United States;
- authorities, agencies, or instrumentalities of, or entities owned by 1 or more entities described above; or a group of entities described above.
- For For the Community Program only, a State or local authority with ownership of publicly accessible transportation facilities is also eligible.
- Any project expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to expand or fill gaps in access to infrastructure. (Infrastructure must be publicly accessible charging and fueling infrastructure).
- Projects located on any public road or in other publicly accessible locations, such as parking facilities at public buildings, public schools, and public parks, or in publicly accessible parking facilities owned or managed by a private entity.
- Projects for acquisition and installation of infrastructure.
- Any related construction or reconstruction and the acquisition of real property directly related to the project.
- Development phase activities, including planning, feasibility analysis, revenue forecasting, environmental review, preliminary engineering and design work, and other preconstruction activities.
- Educational and community engagement activities to develop and implement education programs through partnerships with schools, community organizations, and vehicle dealerships to support the use of zero-emission vehicles and associated infrastructure (may not exceed more than 5 percent of the grant amount awarded).
Director of Strategic Initiatives and Policy
(412) 391-5590 x0370