The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently announced a historic $1.3 billion funding opportunity in Round 2 of the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Grants.

This funding opportunity has up to $800 million for new applications and reserves $520 million for unselected first-round CFI program applicants. The CFI program is open to state, regional, Tribal, and local government entities.

The CFI Program is a competitive grant program created to strategically deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging and alternative fueling infrastructure in the places people live and work – urban and rural areas alike – in addition to along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs). CFI Program investments will make modern and sustainable infrastructure accessible to drivers of electric, hydrogen, propane, and natural gas. This program provides two funding categories of grants: (1) Community Charging and Alternative Fueling Grants (Community Program) and (2) Charging and Alternative Fuel Corridor Grants (Corridor Program).

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, August 28, 2024, and notice of requesting reconsideration of past applications is due by Monday, July 1, 2024.