Low GHG Vehicle Technologies Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment (RDD&D) - American Cities Climate Challenge
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Low GHG Vehicle Technologies Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment (RDD&D)

Federal Agency


Vehicle Technologies Office


To develop and accelerate the charging infrastructure and drastically reduced GHG emissions in support of Administration goals. This FOA is interested in electric vehicle community partner demonstration projects and electric vehicle workplace charging projects.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Project must include PEVs and charging infrastructure in underserved communities and multi-family housing and/or curbside charging providing PEV charging opportunities for residents without access to dedicated off-street parking

Decarbonization Considerations

Consider mapping out current EV charging infrastructure to best understand where gaps exist, especially in consideration of lower-income census tracts.

Equity Considerations

Consider partnering with frontline community-based organizations to understand the needs of the community and align on the best approach to community EV charging.

Helpful Tips

A concept note was due by May 13th, 2021 in this application cycle. Check for future applications if a concept note is due as part of the process 2-3 months in advance of the official deadline.

Other Notes


Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

July 12, 2021

Funding Available


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Matching Funds

50% match required for community EV charging; 20% match required for EV workplace charging

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