Discretionary Grant Program (CFI) Now Open

Source: PA Department of Transportation

The Federal Highway Administration has opened the first round of the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI) for applications. You may find more details about this program at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/cfi/ or via PennDOT’s summary of the program at PennDOT Grant Alert – CFI Program (pa.gov).

A total of $700 million is available nationally for this first round of applications, half of which is for the Community Program and half for the Corridor Program. The deadline to apply for this program is Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Please note that this federal program is separate from PennDOT’s previously announced Round 1 National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. If you would like to request PennDOT support for a regional CFI grant proposal please do so by emailing RA-PDEVCORRIDORS@pa.gov by May 16, 2023.

Additionally, PennDOT is supporting a graduate research project related to the safety and accessibility of public DC fast charging stations. PennDOT would greatly appreciate your help by completing the following brief survey by Friday (3/24/23), regardless of whether you have driven an electric vehicle or not.