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Biden-Harris Administration Bolsters Electric Vehicle Future With More Than $600 Million in New Funding

Jan. 11, 2024

Woman and child charging electric vehicle

America’s electric vehicle (EV) charging network has a new opportunity for rapid growth starting today thanks to $623 million in grants announced by the Biden-Harris Administration and made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program. They will fund 47 EV charging and alternative-fueling infrastructure projects in 22 states and Puerto Rico, including the construction of approximately 7,500 EV charging ports, accelerating President Biden’s goal of building a national network of 500,000 EV chargers.

The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) will continue to support the CFI program by providing grant awardees with technical assistance when implementing their funds. The CFI grants are an essential part of the Joint Office’s work building clean transportation infrastructure for communities across the nation by providing planning and implementation resources for transit agencies, school districts, tribes, governments, and communities.

The CFI program complements the $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program funding the installation of EV chargers along the nation’s highways. Combined with more than $150 billion in investments from private companies since President Biden took office, these federal efforts are ushering in a new era where everyone will be able to choose to ride or drive electric.

“A hallmark of the CFI program is its context sensitivity—it gives communities the opportunity to build the right mix of charging to meet the specific e-mobility needs of people where they live, work, and play,” said Joint Office Executive Director Gabe Klein. “These awards will leverage the creativity and expertise of American communities around the country advancing clean and equitable transportation options through innovative projects like charging and hydrogen fueling for heavy duty trucks on major corridors, electrification at multifamily housing, multimodal charging hubs for e-bikes and scooters, and even pedestrian safety improvements.”

The CFI grants will also fill gaps in the national charging and alternative-fueling network by investing in EV charging in underserved urban and rural communities. With more than 70% of CFI funding dedicated to project sites in disadvantaged communities, CFI program efforts will support—and exceed—the Administration’s Justice40 goal of having 40% of the overall benefits of federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities. In total, the CFI program will provide $2.5 billion to cities, counties, and local governments over the next five years, making the future of electrified American roads more attainable than ever.

For a full list of grant recipients visit