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Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program ROUND 2

ID: 693JJ324NF00017 • Type: Posted

Description

Full NOFO will be posted under Related Documents Tab at 10 am Eastern on 5/30/2024.

The purpose of this NOFO is to solicit applications for the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI Program) established under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ( Bipartisan Infrastructure Law or BIL ). In addition, funds under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program 10 percent set-aside (NEVI 10), also established by BIL, will also be awarded under this NOFO. Funding program sources, Fiscal Years (FY), and amounts available for award under this NOFO can be found in the NOFO. This NOFO also announces FHWA's intention to make additional awards for applications submitted under FY 2022/2023 CFI Round 1 NOFO (693JJ323NF00004) issued March 14, 2023.

WebinarsWebinars to share information about the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the CFI Program will be held on the following dates. Webinars are open to the public and registration is required.

Webinar 1: Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Grant NOFO Overview

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 2:00 - 3:00pm ET

Link to REGISTER:

https://usdot.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ByQ85zQeTMm9XOOg8BsLXw#/registration

Webinar 2: CFI NOFO Overview: Reconsideration of Round 1 Applications

Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 1:00- 1:30pm ET

Link to REGISTER:

https://usdot.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_V3EBs_qJTpGfNGd60MsDug#/registration

Background
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI Program) established under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“Bipartisan Infrastructure Law” or “BIL”). The purpose of this NOFO is to solicit applications for the CFI Program, which includes the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program and funds under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program 10 percent set-aside. The NOFO also announces FHWA’s intention to make additional awards for applications submitted under FY 2022/2023 CFI Round 1 NOFO.

Grant Details
The CFI Program is divided into two separate grant categories: (1) the Community Charging and Fueling Program Grants, to strategically deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, hydrogen fueling infrastructure, propane fueling infrastructure, and natural gas fueling infrastructure located on public roads or in other publicly accessible locations; and (2) the Alternative Fuel Corridor Grants, to strategically deploy charging and alternative fueling infrastructure located along designated alternative fuel corridors.

The total available funding is approximately $1,321,200,000, with up to $800 million available for new applications solicited under this NOFO. The Community Program has a minimum award amount of $500,000 and a maximum award amount of $15 million, while the Corridor Program has a minimum award amount of $1 million with no maximum award amount specified. Additionally, up to $521.2 million is available to fund applications previously submitted but not selected for award under the FY2022/2023 CFI Round 1 NOFO.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include State or local governments, metropolitan planning organizations, Indian Tribes, territories of the United States, authorities, agencies, or instrumentalities of eligible entities, groups of eligible entities, and State or local authorities with ownership of publicly accessible transportation facilities.

The Federal share of the cost of a project carried out with CFI Program funds shall not exceed 80 percent of the total project cost.

Period of Performance
All awards of FY 2024 and FY 2025 CFI Program funding are available for obligation through September 30, 2027, and September 30, 2028 respectively. Fiscal Year 2025 funds cannot be obligated before October 1, 2024. Once funds are obligated, CFI Program funds are available until expended. NEVI 10 funds are also available until expended.

Grant Value
$1,321,200,000 in total funding is available under this NOFO. Up to $800 million is available for new applications solicited under this NOFO. Additionally, up to $521.2 million is available to fund applications previously submitted but not selected for award under the FY2022/2023 CFI Round 1 NOFO.

Place of Performance
The grant will support projects located on any public road or in other publicly accessible locations for the Community Charging and Fueling Program Grants and along designated alternative fuel corridors for the Alternative Fuel Corridor Grants.

Overview

Category of Funding
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
True
Source
On 5/30/24 Federal Highway Administration posted grant opportunity 693JJ324NF00017 for Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program ROUND 2 with funding of $1.3 billion. The grant will be issued under grant program 20.205 Highway Planning and Construction.

Timing

Posted Date
May 30, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
Aug. 28, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 35 Days
Last Updated
June 17, 2024, 10:27 a.m. EDT
Version
4
Archive Date
Sept. 27, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
Eligible Applicants are:• a State or political subdivision of a State as defined by 23 U.S.C. 101;• a metropolitan planning organization;• a unit of local government;• a special purpose district or public authority with a transportation function, including a port authority;• an Indian tribe (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304));• a territory of the United States;• an authority, agency, or instrumentality of, or an entity owned by, 1 or more entities described above; or• a group of entities described above. [§ 11401(5); 23 U.S.C. 151(f)(3)]• For Community Grants only, a State or local authority with ownership of publicly accessible transportation facilities is also eligible. [§ 11401(5); 23 U.S.C. 151(f)(8)(C)]

Award Sizing

Ceiling
Not Listed
Floor
$500,000
Estimated Program Funding
$1,321,200,000
Estimated Number of Grants
Not Listed

Contacts

Contact
Sarah E Tarpgaard Contracting Officer
Contact Email
Contact Phone
(202) 493-3225
Additional Information
CFI Program Website
Additional Information Site

Documents

Posted documents for 693JJ324NF00017

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