On March 14th, applications opened for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s new Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program, to fund electric vehicle (EV) charging and alternative-fueling infrastructure in communities across the country as well as along designated highways, interstates, and major roadways. This program, established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will provide $2.5 billion over five years to a wide range of applicants, including cities, counties, local governments, and Tribes. 

The CFI Program is divided into two grant funding categories. 

  • The Community Program will provide $1.25 billion to strategically deploy publicly accessible EV charging infrastructure, and hydrogen, propane, or natural gas fueling infrastructure in communities. Infrastructure may be 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. 

  • The Corridor Program will provide $1.25 billion to strategically deploy publicly accessible EV charging infrastructure and hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling infrastructure along designated alternative fuel corridors (AFCs). 

The CFI Program is making up to $700 million available for this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) — FY 2022 $300 million and FY 2023 $400 million.  U.S. DOT has scheduled the following webinars to share information about the NOFO. These webinars are open to the public, and registration is required. 

Webinar #1
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Time: 10 AM PT/1 PM ET (1 hour)
Register Here 

Webinar #2
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Time: 11 AM PT/2 PM ET (1 hour)
Register Here 

For information about the CFI Discretionary Grant Program, including eligibility, application details, webinars, and the Notice of Funding Opportunity, visit the program website here. Applications are due by May 30, 2023.