Clean Air Fleets (CAF) is a regional public-private initiative of the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) to help on- and off-road diesel operators voluntarily reduce diesel emissions while saving money. CAF identifies opportunities and leverages funds from a variety of sources to implement effective programs that meet the specific needs of fleets in the Denver metro region. CAF, started in 2003, provides information on, and funding for, retrofit technologies and advances in diesel emissions mitigation. Staff promotes awareness of current diesel issues through workshops and fleets visits. Funding opportunities available through CAF can be found on this website.
The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and Colorado Energy Office (CEO) has awarded 13 public entities and two not-for-profit organizations with grant funding to support the purchase of electric vehicles (EVs) and the expansion of electric vehicle infrastructure. Overall, the program will provide financial support for the purchase of 10 EV fleet vehicles and the construction of 41 new EV charging stations across the state. For more information on these projects, please click here.
The RAQC plans to open a third round of funding for the seven-county Denver Metro Area by the end of May. The next deadline for funding is 5:00 PM MST on July 1, 2013.
For more information on Charge Ahead Colorado, a summary of funding amounts, criteria, eligibility and how to apply, please click here.
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