The Biden-Harris Administration is making advancements through the Department of Transportation to expand EV charging availability in small communities and neighborhoods. This grant program is the latest in a series of legislation to improve EV charging availability. There is a new grant that communities and cities can apply to that will help expand their neighborhoods EV charging infrastructure. Over the next five years, $2.5 billion will be distributed to approved applicants across the country. There are two categories to this program, the community and corridor programs. Community program category provides EV infrastructure, plus other ways of fueling, to communities on publicly accessible areas. The Corridor program provides EV infrastructure along alternative fuel corridors.
“By helping bring EV charging to communities across the country, this Administration is modernizing our infrastructure and creating good jobs in the process,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “With today’s announcement, we are taking another big step forward in creating an EV future that is convenient, affordable, reliable, and accessible to all Americans.”
Some neighborhoods and communities don’t always have access to electric fuel, especially in lower income areas. This program is designed to help those communities have better access to a variety of fueling options. This program is a completely separate program from the previously established NEVI Program.
Click here to read the full article, originally published March 14, 2023, by USDOT.