Charging & Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant 

What does this funding get me?

The Federal Highway Administration’s Charging & Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Program is divided into two distinct grant funding categories and half of the funding over five years will be made available for each:

  • Community Charging and Fueling Grants: This program will strategically deploy publicly accessible EV charging infrastructure and hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling infrastructure in urban and rural communities.
  • Alternative Fuel Corridor (AFC) Grants: This program will strategically deploy publicly accessible EV charging infrastructure and hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling infrastructure along designated AFCs.

In the latest round of funding, the maximum distance from an AFC has been increased from one mile to five miles to better connect AFCs with communities.

Am I eligible?

Eligible applicants include states, metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, port authorities, Tribes, and U.S. territories.

How can I access the money?

Visit the Federal Highway Administration’s CFI web page and view the full Notice of Funding Opportunity for more details.

What is the timeline?

Applications for the current round of funding are due August 28, 2024.

What other incentives could I use to help me accomplish my goals?

EV and EV charger tax credits (including direct pay credits for tax-exempt entities)

Check the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) for additional incentives that may be offered by your state, local government, or utility, as well as important federal, state, and local policies. For questions regarding DSIRE, contact Justin Lindemann (NC Clean Energy Technology Center) at jplindem@ncsu.edu.

Where can I get more information?