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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $54 Million to Expand Clean Transportation Across American Communities, SAE Members Invited to Apply for Funds

Posted: May 3, 2024

The future of clean transportation is unfolding in real time.

Will you be a part of it?

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced a $54 million Communities Taking Charge Accelerator funding opportunity through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to enhance electric mobility in communities without access to home charging infrastructure and to transition all types of fleets to electric vehicles.

The accelerator also focuses on developing managed charging solutions to optimize grid efficiency and integrate renewable energy to promote sustainability, economic growth, and community health. 

“Cities and towns around the country can benefit from this broad funding opportunity that expands access to electric mobility while managing impact on the grid,” said Gabe Klein, Executive Director of the Joint Office. “With strategic investments in communities of all sizes, these federal dollars will address barriers to extending access to clean mobility options for individuals without home charging, or those traveling by public transportation, micromobility, ride-hailing, or taxi, while creating tools to optimize transportation electrification on the electrical grid.”

SAE International is known for bringing together innovators in mobility through its respected status as a neutral convener of industry, and The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation is inviting SAE members and contributors to submit their proposals for this funding opportunity.

The Joint Office is looking for submissions in these key areas:

  • Solving for No-Home Charging: Expanding Charging Access for Privately Owned E-Mobility; 
  • Expanding E-Mobility Solutions through Electrified Micro, Light and Medium-Duty Fleets; and  
  • Managed Charging for Clean Reliable Energy.  

The Office anticipates granting multiple awards in each category ranging between $250,000 to $4,000,000 in value. The deadline for submitting concept papers is May 20, 2024, at 5 p.m. ET.

For more information and to submit, please visit