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Communities Taking Charge

Communities Taking Charge Accelerator

Office: Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
FOA Number: DE-FOA-0003214
Link to Apply: Apply on EERE Exchange
FOA Amount: $54,000,000

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The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office), through the Department of Energy (DOE), has made available $54 million in new federal funding for projects that will expand community e-mobility access and provide clean reliable energy. The funding will drive innovation in equitable clean transportation and is aligned with strategies detailed in the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization. This program will make strategic investments at the local level that address key barriers to expanding access to electrified mobility options for individuals without home charging; accelerate the transition to electrified fleets; and mature the implementation of managed charging systems to mitigate impacts and optimize usage of the grid.

The funding is administered by the Joint Office through DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Topic areas in the Joint Office’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 funding opportunity include:

  • Solving for No-Home Charging: Expanding Charging Access for Privately Owned E-Mobility
  • Expanding E-Mobility Solutions through Electrified Micro, Light and Medium-Duty Fleets
  • Managed Charging for Clean Reliable Energy.

This FOA aims to help meet the goal that 40% of the benefits of the Biden-Harris Administration’s investments in clean energy and climate solutions are delivered to Disadvantaged Communities (DACs), as defined by the Department pursuant to the Executive Order, and to drive creation of accessible, good-paying jobs with the free and fair chance for workers to join a union.

Read the Joint Office’s FY2024 Communities Taking Charge Accelerator. Applicants must submit a concept paper by May 20, 2024, and full applications are due July 16, 2024.

Topic Areas

* Award size for any one individual award (federal share)

Key Dates

FOA Issue Date: April 16, 2024
Submission Deadline for Concept Papers: May 20, 2024, 5 p.m. ET
Anticipated Date of Concept Paper Notification: June 13, 2024
Submission Deadline for Full Applications: July 16, 2024, 5 p.m. ET
Expected Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments: Aug. 30, 2024, 5 p.m. ET
Expected Date for DOE Selection Notifications: Dec. 2024
Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations: Dec. 2024 – April 2025

Learn more about this and other funding opportunities on the Joint Office’s Funding Opportunities webpage.

First-Time Applicant Resources

Applying for federal funding opportunities can be intimidating. Please use the resources below to ensure your application is as strong as possible.

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