Federal Policy

CFI Tools & Resources Hub

The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Grant Program is a federal grant program focused on deploying EV charging on publicly accessible corridors and public roadways, increasing accessibility to EV charging across urban and rural areas alike. 

The first tranche of $700M was funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, divided into two program funds focused on Community Charging and Fueling Grants (Community Program) and Alternative Fuel Corridors (Corridor Program). Overall, these grant programs will strategically deploy EV charging stations across various urban and rural communities, increasing publicly accessible charging in downtown areas, underserved and disadvantaged communities, local neighborhoods, and other convenient charging locations.

Building Your Application

Step One: Community or Corridor?

The CFI program specifies two unique streams of funding: one reserved for community charging projects and one reserved for corridor charging projects. The two sub-programs have different eligibility/application requirements, so it is important to know which category your project falls under before pursuing funding. 

The EC has created two resources to help applicants determine which category their project falls under.

This flow chart guides users through a series of questions to help them identify which category is appropriate for their project. It also provides a brief overview of next steps, helpful tools, and judging criteria. 

This table gives users a detailed summary of the eligibility requirements for both community and corridor projects. It also gives an overview of the project elements that must be addressed in CFI applications.

Step Two: Apply!

Expert policy analysts at the EC have put together comprehensive outlines for both community and corridor projects to help those seeking CFI funding put together 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.

Additional Resources

Here to Help!

The EC is providing informational resources for helping applicants navigate the grant application process. Our staff are available at infrastructure@electrificationcoalition.org if you have any specific questions or wish to discuss further support our organization can provide for educational and community engagement activities to support EV and charging education allowed under the CFI Grant Program. 

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.