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Electric Mobility Infrastructure Funding and Financing for Urban Areas

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Grants and loans may be necessary to make electric mobility infrastructure projects feasible since this infrastructure can require significant capital investment. A variety of Federal, State, and local funding and financing options can be used for electric mobility infrastructure. Navigating funding programs can present barriers for applicants that have fewer staff or resources to devote to grant writing and other funding and financing related activities.

The programs described in this toolkit can serve as a starting place for identifying funding. This section focuses on Federal programs and provides tips and guidance for navigating the Federal funding process in the following subsections:

Overview of Federal Funding and Financing Programs

Overview of Federal Funding and Financing Programs describes the types of programs available through Federal agencies.

Federal Funding Application Process

Federal Funding Application Process gives an overview of how to apply for grants, loans, and other financial assistance through a Federal program.

Funding Eligibility Definitions

Funding Eligibility Definitions provides definitions to help potential applicants determine their eligibility for funding programs.

Federal Funding Programs

Federal Funding Programs lists major programs available for electric mobility charging in urban areas.

Additional Funding Resources

Additional Funding Resources describes resources for identifying funding sources administered by States, local governments, and utilities.

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In addition, the Urban Electric Mobility Infrastructure Funding Table includes a comprehensive list of relevant Federal programs. Many of the programs referenced in this section are specific to EV infrastructure, while others have broader eligibility but are still applicable for certain electric mobility-related activities.

Identifying funding options can happen at the same time as other activities described in this toolkit, such as researching sites and planning infrastructure. Project planners and potential applicants should not wait until completing other steps before beginning the funding search. After using this toolkit to identify potential funding sources, contact each department or office with questions about program requirements and timing.

See Initial Points of Contact for field staff contact information for Federal agencies discussed in this toolkit.


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