The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation intends to issue a Ride and Drive Electric Funding Opportunity Announcement in March 2023. 

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), entitled “Joint Office of Energy and Transportation Ride and Drive Electric, Fiscal Year 2023 Funding Opportunity Announcement,” will support the development of an equitable, clean transportation future by improving the charging experience for electric vehicle (EV) drivers and expanding charging infrastructure into underserved communities. This FOA will seek to advance the mission and vision of the Joint Office by focusing on various opportunities to create a convenient, affordable, reliable, secure, and equitable EV charging network. Specifically, the FOA will aim to enhance institutional capacity and encourage holistic approaches to EV charging infrastructure deployment.

Anticipated Areas of Interest (AOIs) that may be included are:

  • AOI 1: Enhancing EV charging resiliency
  • AOI 2: Equitable access and opportunity in electrification
  • AOI 2a: Community-driven models for electric vehicle charging deployment
  • AOI 2b: Workforce development
  • AOI 3: Improving EV charging performance and reliability
  • AOI 3a: Increasing commercial capacity for testing and certification of high-power electric vehicle chargers
  • AOI 3b: Validating high-power EV charger real-world performance and reliability

Contact Jon Hunter ( with any questions or inquiries regarding potential proposal ideas.