The US government has announced the release of USD1.3 billion in grant funding for the rollout of charging and alternative refuelling infrastructure. This funding will support projects in urban and rural communities, as well as along designated highways. Applications are now open and will be accepted until the end of August. The funding comes as part of the Charging and Fuelling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Programme, which was established by the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that allocated USD2.5 billion towards it over five years.

Previous funding rounds

The previous funding round, which closed in January 2024, allocated USD623 million to 47 EV charging and alternative-fuelling infrastructure projects across 22 states and Puerto Rico, including the construction of 7,500 charging points. This was divided into two categories: USD311 million for 36 ‘community’ projects in urban and rural areas, and USD312 million for 11 ‘corridor’ projects along designated alternative fuel corridors. Prior to this, an initial USD700 million was released in March 2023.

Due to significant oversubscription in the January round, USD520 million has been reserved for “unselected first-round applicants who may be reconsidered for the current round of funding.”

The funding environment

The USD2.5 billion CFI funding complements the…

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