Illinois Awarded $15M Fed Grant to Expand EV Charging Network
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced that Illinois recently secured $14.9 million in competitive federal grant funding from the US Department of Transportation’s Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program.
The Illinois Finance Authority (IFA), in its role as the Illinois Climate Bank, was chosen to receive the $14.9M to support the expansion of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in Illinois. “This investment from our partners at the federal level will ensure Illinois has the resources to make electric vehicles accessible to all our residents,” said Governor JB Pritzker.
The statewide initiative will bring together the Illinois Climate Bank and local and regional partners, serving 273 project sites. 144 of those sites are located in or close to disadvantaged communities, according to a release. 845 level 2 charging stations will be created, along with 36 DC fast charge stations.
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