U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI Program) – due date extended to June 13

This new competitive grant program will provide $2.5 billion over five years. The goal is to strategically fund and deploy electric vehicle charging and other alternative-fueling infrastructure in communities across the country, as well as along designated highways, interstates, and major roadways.

The first round of the CFI Program, with funding of up to $700 million, will make modern, sustainable infrastructure accessible to electric, propane, natural gas, and hydrogen vehicle drivers. This program provides two funding categories for the installation of publicly accessible EV charging and alternative fueling infrastructure: (1) Community Charging and Fueling Grants for urban and rural communities; and (2) Alternative Fuel Corridor (AFC) Grants along designated AFCs.

More information

DOT hosted a webinar to share information about the CFI Program; the recording and presentation are available. A link to the full CFI Program Notice of Funding Opportunity is available on grants.gov.

Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov no later than 10:59 pm, Central Time (CT), on Tuesday, June 13, 2023. Eligible applicants include cities, counties, local governments, and tribes.

Please contact us if we can assist with a project idea or if you have questions about the program.