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Deadline Approaching for Governmental Entities to Apply for DOE Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and Equipment Grants

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What grants are available?

The Department of Energy is offering over $50 million in grants to state and local governments for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and equipment. This opportunity is available through the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation Ride and Drive Electric (RDE) Funding Opportunity, which aims to develop affordable, reliable, convenient, and secure EV charging networks. The RDE seeks to fund projects that:

  • Enhance EV charging resiliency;
  • Provide equitable electrification access and opportunities;
  • Improve EV charging performance and reliability.

Who is eligible for these grants?

Eligible applicants include state and local governments, institutions of higher learning, and non-profit organizations.

When is the deadline to apply?

  • Concept papers are due on June 16, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. CDT.
  • Complete applications are due on July 28, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. CDT.

The Texas Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

The Texas Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan was approved by the Federal Highway Administration. For the 2022-2026 fiscal years, Texas will receive $407.8 million to promote electric vehicle charging infrastructure along public roads. 20% of the funds are designated for the state, while the other 80% are federal. Read updates about the implementation of this plan.

Additional information

Information about the RDE program and application requirements is published.

Contact us

Husch Blackwell will keep you updated about additional grants and opportunities as they become available. Contact Kate David, Ben Stephens, Russell Roden, Logan Leal, Robert Eckels, or your Husch Blackwell attorney if you have any questions related to this legal update.  


Katharine D. David

Office Managing Partner

Ben Stephens


Logan Leal

Senior Associate

Robert A. Eckels

Of Counsel