The U.S. Department of Transportation opened applications Tuesday for the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program, a $2.5 billion, five-year program to support community and neighborhood electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The first round of funding will make $700 million available from fiscal years 2022 and 2023 to cities, counties, local governments and tribes.
The CFI program was created by the 2021 infrastructure law. Funding is divided equally between the community program, which aims to place EV charging infrastructure in publicly accessible locations, and the corridor program, which will install infrastructure along designated alternative fuel corridors. Hydrogen, propane and natural gas fueling infrastructure can also be funded under these programs.