Community Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Grants

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) shall establish a competitive grant program to fill gaps in publicly accessible electric vehicle charging and hydrogen, propane, and natural gas fueling infrastructure in community locations, such as a parking facilities, public schools, public parks, or along public roads. Funding of up to 80% of project costs will be available for both development-phase planning activities and the acquisition and installation of charging or alternative fueling infrastructure. Five percent of the grant fund awarded may be used for educational and community engagement activities to develop and implement education programs through partnerships with schools, community organizations, and vehicle dealerships to support the use of zero-emission vehicles and associated infrastructure. DOT must prioritize projects that expand access to charging and alternative fueling infrastructure within rural areas, low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, and communities with limited parking space or a high ratio of multi-unit dwellings to single-family homes. Eligible entities include states, metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, political subdivisions, and tribal governments. Additional funding eligibility and considerations will apply. (Reference Public Law 117-58 and 23 U.S. Code 151)