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Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program Opens

The Federal Highway Administration has announced the availability of $1.3 billion through the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program to strategically deploy alternative fueling infrastructure projects (including propane) in urban and rural communities in publicly accessible locations, including downtown areas and local neighborhoods, particularly in underserved and disadvantaged communities. Additionally, more than $520 million is reserved for some unselected first-round applicants who may now be reconsidered for the current round of funding. FHWA will contact unselected round 1 applicants but please feel free to pass this information along to any entities that applied last year. Previously unselected applicants will need to request via email by July 1, 2024, that FHWA reconsider previously submitted applications. Applications must be submitted electronically through no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on August 28, 2024. Eligible applicants include states, local governments, special purpose districts or public authorities with a transportation function, including port authorities, Indian tribes, and U.S. Territories.

NPGA has compiled a list of every federally-designated Autogas refueling corridor in each state, an FAQ on the program, and letter to send to local and state government entities on NPGA’s member dashboard under the Propane Buses tab. Questions? Contact NPGA Director of Regulatory Affairs Kate Gaziano.

Map: U.S. Department of Transportation / Federal Highway Administration