$623 million for EV charging network announced from Biden-Harris administration

Jan. 18, 2024
The grants aim to help build the electric vehicle (EV) charging network and create jobs.

The Biden-Harris administration has announced $623 million in grants to help build out an electric vehicle (EV) charging network across the U.S., creating jobs and ensuring more drivers can charge their vehicles where they live, work, and shop. 

Under this administration, EV sales have increased and the number of publicly available charging ports has grown by nearly 70 percent, with more than 4 million EVs now on the road. Private companies have announced more than $155 billion in the EV and battery supply chain. 

These grants are made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's $2.5 billion Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program, a competitive funding program, and 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. The CFI program complements the $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula program to build the "backbone" of high-speed EV chargers along our nation's highways.

"America led the arrival of the automotive era, and now we have a chance to lead the world in the EV revolution- securing jobs, savings and benefits for America's in the process," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. "This funding will help ensure that EV chargers are accessible, reliable, and convenient for American drivers, while creating jobs in charger manufacturing, installation, and maintenance for American workers."

Additionally, the Federal Highway Administration is awarding $311 million to 36 "community" projects, including two Native Tribes in Alaska and Arizona. The projects invest in EV charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure in urban and rural communities, including at high-use locations such as schools, libraries, parks, and more. 

An additional $312 million will go to 11 "corridor" recipients whose projects are located along roadways designated as Alternative Fuel Corridors. 

Project selections in this round of grants include:

  • $10 million to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to build EV stations for residents in multi-family housing in disadvantaged communities and rural areas. 
  • $15 million to the Maryland Clean Energy Center to build 58 EV charging stations in urban, suburban, and low-income and moderate-income communities across the state. The project also includes workforce development programs that offer services to help train, place, and retain people in good-paying jobs or registered apprenticeships.
  • $70 million to the North Central Texas Council of Governments to build up to five hydrogen fueling stations for medium duty and heavy duty freight trucks in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. 
  • $15 million to the County of Contra Costa in California to build a total of 52 fast chargers and 60 Level 2 chargers at 15 branch locations of the county's library system. 
  • $15 million to Energy Northwest, a joint operating agency in Washington State, to install 40 fast chargers and 12 Level 2 chargers across western Washington State and northern Oregon. 
  • $12 million to the City of Mesa, Arizona, to build 48 EV chargers for a variety of vehicle sizes, charging docks for e-bikes and e-scotters, and solar canopies to support electricity generation at the stations. 
  • $1.4 million to the Chilkoot Indian Association, an Alaska Native Tribe, to build an EV charging station in Haines, a rural and disadvantaged community where there are no publicly available EV charging stations. 

 

 

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