FHWA $1.3 Billion Available for EV Charging through August 28, 2024

May 30, 2024
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Content from the US DOT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) email

FHWA is announcing the second funding opportunity for electric vehicle (EV) charging and alternative-fueling infrastructure in communities across the country and along designated highways, interstates, and major roadways. This is a critical step towards achieving the Administration’s goal of building out a convenient, affordable, reliable and made-in-America national network of EV chargers, including at least 500,000 publicly available chargers by 2030, ensuring that EV chargers are made-in-America with American workers. 

The $1.3 billion funding opportunity announced today is made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s signature EV charging investments: the $2.5 billion Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program and a 10 percent set-aside from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. Together, these programs are actively deploying EV chargers across the country and ensuring more drivers can charge their electric vehicles where they live, work, and shop. The historic funding is accelerating the country’s clean energy transition while reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.   

Eligible entities for funding include states, metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, port authorities, Indian Tribes, U.S. territories, and more as defined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. This funding opportunity offers up to $800 million in funding for newly submitted applications and reserves an additional $521 million for previously received applications, making a total of $1.3 billion available. New Round 2 applications are due by August 28, 2024. Notice requesting reconsideration of past applications is due to FHWA by July 1, 2024. FHWA plans to conduct outreach to potential grant applicants regarding the CFI Program via webinars and will provide direct technical assistance to support states and communities as they build EV projects awarded under the CFI Program. Webinars to share information about the NOFO will be held on the following dates:

  • Webinar 1 – Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Grant NOFO Overview: Thursday, June 6, 2024, 2:00 – 3:00pm ET – Register Here
  • Webinar 2 – CFI NOFO Overview: Reconsideration of Round 1 Applications: Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 1:00- 1:30pm ET – Register Here

For more information on this opportunity, please review the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on grants.gov, opportunity number 693JJ324NF00017. For more information on President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and investments in electric vehicles, please visit FHWA’s BIL web site.