The U.S. Department of Transportation’s new Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant 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 first round of funding makes up to $700 million from fiscal years 2022 and 2023 funding available to strategically deploy EV charging and other alternative vehicle-fueling infrastructure projects in publicly accessible locations in urban and rural communities, as well as along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs).
The US Department of Transportation just released the notice of funding opportunity for the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program. This is a much-anticipated competitive grant program that counties can apply for directly through the USDOT for funding to deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure, as well as infrastructure to support hydrogen, propane and natural gas fueling.
Upcoming webinars on the CFI program include:
- Tuesday, March 21, 1PM – 2PM: USDOT Webinar #1: Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (Register here)
- Wednesday, March 22, 2PM – 3PM: USDOT Webinar #2: Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (Register here)
- Friday, March 24, 11AM – 12PM: NACo Webinar: Breaking Down USDOT’s EV Discretionary Grants for Counties (More details and registration link forthcoming)
For any further information feel free to contact VACo staff. VACo will keep you updated as more funding for counties becomes available.
VACo Contact: James Hutzler