Vehicle Electrification Opportunities
March 19, 2024

Summary Table

Open NOFOS

 

Fleet Type NOFO Agency Program Description Funding Details
Electric light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles

Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG): Implementation

 

(Optional Notice of Intent to Apply due 2/01/24; NOFO closes 4/1/24)

Environmental Protection Agency

Funding to implement greenhouse gas reduction policies, projects, and procedures.

 

Eligible projects include programs to increase the share of electric light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles, and to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Provides $250M for noncompetitive planning grants, and approximately $4.6B for competitive implementation grants
Battery-electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, vessels, powertrains

Clean Ports Program – Zero-Emission Technology Deployment

 

(Optional Notice of Intent to Apply due 3/28/24; NOFO closes 5/28/24)

Environmental Protection Agency

This program provides funding for zero-emission port equipment and infrastructure, as well as climate and air quality planning at national ports. 

 

Eligible project costs include the purchase and deployment of new eligible battery-electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, vessels, powertrains, and other mobile equipment that directly serve a port

$3B in available funding; ~$2.8B in zero-emission technology deployment at ports; ~$150M for climate and air quality planning
Buses

Low or No Emission Program

 

(Application closes 4/25/24)

Federal Transit Administration Grants for state and local governments to purchase or lease zero-emission and low-emission transit buses. BIL provided over $5.6B for the program; $1.7B in awards made in FY2023 funding round 
Buses

Bus and Bus Facilities Program

 

(Application closes 4/25/24)

Federal Transit Administration Grants for transit agencies and State, local, or Tribal government agencies to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment, including vehicles that produce low or no emissions BIL provided over $1.9B for the program; $1.7B in awards made in FY2023 funding round 

Bicycles and pedestrians

Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP)

(NOFO closes 6/17/24)

Federal Highway Administration

Grant funding to construct projects that will provide safe and connected active transportation facilities in active transportation networks or active transportation spines through Planning and Design grants or Construction grants. 

$45M in available funding; at least $3M set aside for Planning and Design grants. 

Zero-emission vehicles (for community car sharing)

Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants

 

(Applications accepted on a rolling basis- NOFO closes 11/21/2024)

Environmental Protection Agency

Projects that reduce pollution, increase community climate resilience, and build community capacity to address environmental and climate justice challenges. 

 

The program utilizes three strategies to accomplish its goals. Within Strategy 2, eligible activities include the purchase, lease, or contract for the use of zero-emission vehicles for community car sharing, vanpooling, ride-sharing, and related mobility options. 

Approximately $2B in funding available

Expected Spring 2024 or later

 

Fleet Type NOFO Agency Program Description Funding Details
Heavy-duty vehicles

Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicle Program

 

(NOFO anticipated in early Spring 2024)

Environmental Protection Agency Grants to replace heavy-duty vehicles with zero-emission vehicles. $1B available through IRA; first funding round anticipated in Spring 2024.
Relevant for commercial, government, and residential vehicles

Charging and Fueling Infrastructure

 

(NOFO anticipated Spring 2024)

Federal Highway Administration Grants to for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in publicly accessible locations, including downtown areas and local neighborhoods, particularly in underserved and disadvantaged communities.  $2.5B over 5 years; 2022-23 funding round provided $700M. Previous NOFO was open March-June 2023. 
Trucks at ports Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities Federal Highway Administration Grants to reduce port-related emissions from idling trucks, including through port operations efficiency improvements. Latest funding round was for $160M, which was for FY22 and FY23. Previous NOFO was open April-July 2023. 
School buses Clean School Bus Rebates Program Environmental Protection Agency Grants to replace existing school buses with clean and zero-emission buses $5B, $500M provided in FY23 funding round; last funding round was open May-August 2023.
Vehicles with a diesel engine  Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Environmental Protection Agency Grants to accelerate the upgrade, retrofit, and turnover of diesel-powered vehicles at ports, airports, rail yards, and other goods movement facilities. Last funding round was for $115 million for FY22 and FY23; previous NOFO was open August-December 2023.

**Cities can also review how to use Inflation Reduction Act Direct Pay Tax Credits to fund their fleet electrification with these resources.

Other Resources

Safe Streets and Roads For All Grant Program

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program, with $5 billion in appropriated funds over five years, 2022-2026. The SS4A program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to...

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