This discretionary grant program was authorized under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to provide alternative fuels infrastructure grants to eligible entities through two separate grant categories:
- Community Charging and Fueling Program Grants (Community Program)
- Alternative Fuel Corridor Grants (Corridor Program)
This discretionary grant program will directly advance the goal of building a national network of EV chargers for all Americans by supporting EV charging reliability, resiliency, equity, and workforce development. Enhancing and expanding EV infrastructure nationwide will also indirectly contribute to the goal of having 50% of all new light-duty vehicle sales be electric by 2030. Through this grant program funding will be provided for:
- Electric vehicle (EV) charging resiliency planning for continuity of operations and services for all EV users
- Equitable business model development and deployment for EV charging
- Workforce development that supports EV charging
- Increased industrial capacity, competition, and redundancy for validation testing and certification in the United States of Alternating Current (AC) Level 2 and/or Direct Current (DC) fast chargers
- Assessing performance and reliability of DC fast charging stations.
See the Ride and Drive Electic Grant Program Alert (PDF) for more details.
This discretionary grant program seeks research projects to address priorities in the following areas: the cost-effective deployment of EV charging for those without easy home charging options; innovative solutions to improve mobility options for underserved communities; community engagement to accelerate clean transportation options in underserved communities; batteries and electrification; materials technologies; mobility system supporting public transportation; advanced vehicle charging solutions, dimethyl ether engine for off-road applications, hydrogen combustion engines, to improve fuel economy and reduce GHG emissions with the goals of carbon pollution free electricity by 2035 and net-zero of GHG emissions by 2050.
See the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) Program Wide Funding Opportunity Grant Alert (PDF) for more details.
The SS4A provides grants to support planning, infrastructure, behavioral, and operational initiatives to prevent death and serious injury on roads and streets involving all roadway users.
See theSS4A Grant Alert (PDF) for details.
The Wildlife Crossings Pilot Program (WCPP) is a competitive grant program with the goal of reducing Wildlife Vehicle Collisions (WVCs) while improving habitat connectivity for terrestrial and aquatic species. The WCPP provides funding for construction and non-construction projects.
This is the first funding round for the WCPP.
The US DOT Federal program provides discretionary grants to support projects that address the climate crisis by improving the resilience of the surface transportation system, including highways, public transportation, ports, and intercity passenger rail. Projects should support the continued operation or rapid recovery of crucial local, regional, or national surface transportation facilities. Projects in the Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Discretionary Grant Program have the potential to demonstrate innovation and best practices that State and local governments in other parts of the country can consider replicating.
There are four categories of funding under the PROTECT Discretionary Grant Program. One category is for Planning Grants. The other three categories are for Resilience Improvement, Community Resilience and Evacuation Routes, and At-Risk Coastal Infrastructure projects, and are collectively referred to as Resilience Grants.
See the PROTECT Grant Opportunity Alert (PDF) for more details.