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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), through the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Program, is awarding $622.57 million in grant funding to 47 applicants to deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging and alternative fueling infrastructure in the places people live and work—urban and rural areas alike—in addition to along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs). The 47 awards are located across 22 States and Puerto Rico, and include 2 Tribes.


Map of grant recipients.

The grants are made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $2.5-billion Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program, a competitive funding program, and will support construction of approximately 7,500 EV charging ports. The CFI program complements the $5-billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula program to build the “backbone” of high-speed EV chargers along highways.

FHWA is awarding $311 million to 36 “community” projects, including two Indian Tribes in Alaska and Arizona. These projects invest in EV charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure in urban and rural communities, including at convenient and high-use locations like schools, parks, libraries, multi-family housing, and more.

Another $312 million in funding will go to 11 “corridor” recipients whose projects are located along roadways designated as Alternative Fuel Corridors. These projects will fill gaps in the core national charging and alternative-fueling network.

To provide a consistent charging experience for users that ensures a convenient, affordable and reliable national charging network, EV chargers constructed with CFI funds must adhere to the same minimum standards established for NEVI-funded chargers—including requirements that CFI-funded chargers are Made in America as well as installed and maintained in accordance with strong workforce standards.


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