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What is The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI Program)?

The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI Program) is a competitive grant program created by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging and alternative fueling infrastructure in urban and rural areas, and along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs).

The program provides two funding categories of grants: Community Charging and Fueling Grants, and Alternative Fuel Corridor Grants. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $2.5 billion over five years for this program, with $700 million from Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 funding currently available.

Eligible applicants include states, political subdivisions of states, Indian tribes, and U.S. territories, among others. Projects may include planning, acquisition of real property, installation of traffic control devices, and contracting with private entities for operations and maintenance costs. The Community Program will prioritize projects in rural areas, low-and moderate-income neighborhoods, communities with low ratios of private parking spaces, and communities with high ratios of multiunit dwellings.

The Corridor Program will prioritize projects that improve AFC networks, provide infrastructure redundancy, and meet current or future market demands for charging and fueling infrastructure. The CFI Program is an important tool for promoting the deployment of alternative fuel infrastructure, which is critical for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting energy security, and improving the environment.

The FY22/23 Notice of Funding Opportunity for the CFI Program is coming soon.