$1.3 Billion in Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grants Will Help End Oil’s Monopoly on Transportation

Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
noah@electrification.org, (202) 461-2371

WASHINGTON—Today, the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation opened applications for $1.3 billion in funding for public electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure through the second round of the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program.

The $1.3 billion available makes this the largest single grant fund for EV charging in U.S. history. Up to $521 million will be allocated to applicants who applied for funding last year. These applicants must notify the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) by July 1. The deadline for grant applications is August 28.

Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka issued the following statement:

“Oil has had a monopoly on our transportation for decades. Accelerating EV charging across the country will allow consumers and businesses to drive anywhere and know a charging station is nearby. EVs are powered by a diverse grid that is inoculated from volatile oil prices that are constantly manipulated by bad actors who don’t share our democratic principles.

“These funds will accelerate charging deployment in communities that need it most while creating good-paying jobs. We strongly encourage eligible entities like cities to apply for this crucial funding. The Electrification Coalition is ready to help applicants through online resources, webinars, and one-on-one technical assistance.

“We thank the administration for the ongoing commitment to electrification and giving Americans the freedom to choose how we power transportation.”

To continue our longstanding work to support and develop strong and impactful electrification projects, the Electrification Coalition’s CFI Tools and Resources Hub offers valuable resources that can help entities navigate all steps of the application process – from inception to submission:

  • The CFI Grant Applicant Flow Chart guides users through a series of questions to help them identify which category is appropriate for their project. It also briefly overviews next steps, helpful tools, and judging criteria.
  • The CFI Application Guidance Table gives users a detailed summary of the eligibility requirements for community and corridor projects. It also provides an overview of the project elements that applicants must address.
  • The Community and Corridor application outlines help those seeking CFI funding assemble successful applications. The elements included in these outlines are based on official guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and on applications that received funding during the first round of awards.
  • The CFI Awards Next Steps and Best Practices Webinar provides an in-depth look at what first-round applicants did and didn’t do well and includes first-hand knowledge of what it takes to write a successful grant for future CFI rounds.

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About the Electrification Coalition:  The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale to overcome the economic, public health and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. ElectrificationCoalition.org

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.