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The CFI Discretionary Grant Program Application Submission

Deadline has been extended to June 13, 2023

The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI Program) is a new competitive grant program created by President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to strategically 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). 

CFI Program investments will make modern and sustainable infrastructure accessible to all drivers of electric, hydrogen, propane, and natural gas vehicles. This program provides two funding categories of grants: (1) Community Charging and Fueling Grants (Community Program); and (2) Alternative Fuel Corridor Grants (Corridor Program). 

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $2.5 billion over five years for this program. This NOFO offers up to $700 million from Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 to strategically deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and other alternative fueling infrastructure projects in urban and rural communities in publicly accessible locations, including downtown areas and local neighborhoods, particularly in underserved and disadvantaged communities.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Eligible applicants include:

  • States or political subdivision of States
  • Metropolitan planning organizations
  • Unit of local governments
  • Special purpose districts or public authorities with a transportation function, including port authorities
  • Indian tribes
  • U.S. Territories
  • Authorities, agencies, or instrumentalities or entities owned by, one or more entities listed above
  • Group of entities listed above
  • State or local authorities with ownership of publicly accessible transportation facilities (applies to Community Program only)

Grant Application

The CFI Program is making up to $700 million (FY 2022 $300 million and FY 2023 $400 million) available for this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 (the "application deadline"). Applicants are encouraged to submit applications in advance of the application deadline; however, applications will not be evaluated, and awards will not be made, until after the application deadline.

Applicants must register and use the system to submit applications electronically. Applicants are encouraged to register in advance of the submission deadline and to register to receive notifications of updates/amendments to this NOFO. Approval of user registrations for the site may take multiple weeks. It is the Applicant's responsibility to monitor Grants.gov for any updates to this Notice.

This FHWA website DOES NOT accept any applications.

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

FY22/23 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the CFI Program is available on grants.gov.

CFI Grant Program Questions and Answers New: 5/5/2023 is a companion document to the CFI Program NOFO. The Questions and Answers document provides additional information for potential applicants.

The application submission deadline for the CFI Program is June 13, 2023.


The presentation and webinar recordings about the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the CFI Program are available below.

CFI Discretionary Grant Program Presentation Slide Show

CFI Discretionary Grant Program Webinar Video Recording for All Audiences (March 22, 2023)
Passcode: i#l2b6UV

CFI Discretionary Grant Program Webinar Video Recording for Tribal Audiences (April 12, 2023)

If your firm is interested in assistance - please send email to [email protected] and provide the following:

  1. Capabilities Statement
  2. Website
  3. Past Performance in EV Charging Station Infrastructure Work
  4. Which City, State or NGO your firm will be partnering


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