ALT Fuels Colorado

The ALT Fuels Colorado program is managed in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). This program will provide funding for alternative fueling infrastructure and alternative fuel vehicles. CEO will administer infrastructure grants and RAQC will administer vehicle grants.

 

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grants

A summary of funding amounts, criteria and eligibility can be found in the chart below:

Eligible Fleets Public, non-profit and private fleets that are domiciled in or near and predominately operate in Colorado's ozone nonattainment areas and carbon monoxide maintenance areas. These include Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, parts of Larimer, parts of Weld, parts of El Paso and parts of Teller Counties.
Vehicle Eligibility New, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Class 2 - 8, compressed natural gas (CNG), propane (LPG), electric (EV), and OEM bi-fuel vehicles.
Funding Available RAQC will pay up to 80% of the incremental up to the caps below for vehicles by weight and fleet classification.

Public and Non-profit Fleets Private Fleets
  • Light-duty (6,001 - 10,000 lbs.): $7,000 cap
  • Medium-duty (10,001 - 26,000 lbs.): $25,000 cap
  • Heavy-duty (26,001 + lbs.): $35,000 cap
  • Light-duty (6,001 - 10,000 lbs.): $3,000 cap
  • Medium-duty (10,001 - 26,000 lbs.): $15,000 cap
  • Heavy-duty (26,001 + lbs.): $22,000 cap

Note that private fleets may be eligible for State of Colorado tax incentives.

   
Application Due Date Application will be due 3 times a year.

 

Application Materials

All applications must be completed and submitted online at the link below. For preparation purposes, a Word formatted application and application guide can also be found below. All applicants must read the ALT Fuels Colorado, Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Grant Program Application Guide prior to submitting an application. This guide is intended to lead participants through RAQC’s funding process. The next application round will be open in Summer 2018. The opening date is TBA at this time.

 

Online Application (Opens Summer 2018)

Word Formatted Application (for preparation purposes only.)

Application Guide 

 

Instructions

  • All applicants must read the ALT Fuels Colorado, Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Grant Program Application Guide prior to submitting an application.
  • All applications must be completed and submitted online.
  • Applicants are encouraged to complete proposals in Word format, save, and then transfer information to the online applications. Applicants should print the completed online application and keep a copy on file. A word formatted version of the application can be found in the Application Materials section above.

 

Program Details

 

Partnering Programs

ALT Fuels Colorado is funded through the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program and is implemented in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Department of Local Affairs.

Colorado Energy Office (CEO)

Under this four-year, $30 million initiative, CEO will administer $15 million for alternative fuel stations. For more information on infrastructure grants, please contact:

Department of Local Affairs (DOLA)

To complement the CMAQ effort, additional funding for alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure may be available for fleets in Colorado through DOLA’s Impact Assistance Program. Entities eligible for DOLA funding include municipalities, counties and special districts. 

Noble Energy

Noble Energy is providing funding for CNG school buses for school districts in the ozone nonattainment area. School districts interested in this funding must first apply to RAQC’s ALT Fuels Colorado Vehicle Program.

 

Contact Information

Steve McCannon
P: 303.629.5450 x230
Kaylyn Bopp
P: 303.629.5450 x290
 

If you would like to receive notifications regarding the Alt Fuels Colorado program, please contact the RAQC

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