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Gov’t opens $2.5 billion for EV chargers in rural and underserved areas

March 14, 2023

Today, the federal government’s Joint Office of Energy and Transportation opened up applications for a $2.5 billion program to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure in underserved communities. The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program was authorized along with the $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021.

For starters, the Joint Office is making $700 million available for EV chargers—but also other alternative fuels including hydrogen and natural gas.

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