The U.S. Joint Office for Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) recently announced a new $54 million Communities Taking Charge Accelerator Funding Opportunity to enhance electric mobility in communities without access to home charging infrastructure and transition all types of fleets to electric vehicles (EVs). It also focuses on developing managed charging solutions to optimize grid efficiency and integrate renewable energy to promote sustainability, economic growth, and community health.

Funding is available to academic, non-profit, for-profit, and government entities for planning, demonstration, and/or deployment projects that drive innovation in equitable clean transportation. The funding topics and objectives are:

  • Solving for No-Home Charging: Expanding Charging Access for Privately Owned E-Mobility by funding e-mobility charging solutions for individuals without access to home charging for their EVs and mobility devices (e.g., cars, e-bikes, e-scooters, electric wheelchairs, etc.).
  • Expanding E-Mobility Solutions through Electrified Micro, Light, and Medium-Duty Fleets by funding charging and deployment solutions for electrified ultra-light, micro, light, and medium-duty fleets that transport people through shared rides, shared vehicles (including micromobility), or transit operations, and that transport goods to communities through last mile delivery vehicles.
  • Managed Charging for Clean Reliable Energy, which funds projects that accelerate solutions in the EV charging ecosystem, including requirements and specifications for end-to-end managed charging functionality, to make the most efficient use of infrastructure and minimize impacts on the electrical grid.

Visit the Communities Taking Charge Accelerator page on to read the FY2024 Communities Taking Charge Accelerator funding opportunity. Applicants must submit a brief concept paper by Monday, May 20, 2024, and full applications are due July 16, 2024. Contact us with questions or if you are interested in partnering on a project.