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-profict and private fleets that are domicilied in or near and predominately operate in Colorado's ozone nonattainment areas and carbon monoxide maintenance areas. These include Adamss, 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 (OMG), propane (UPG), electric (EV), and OMG 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.
Note that private fleets may be eligible for State of colorado tax incentives.
|Total Funding Available||$9 million for public fleets and $5.5 million for private fleets.|
|Application Due Date||Application will be due 3 times a year though 2017.|
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 March 1st - 31st, 2017.
Online Application (Opens March 1st, 2017)
- 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 Overview PDF
- Overview PowerPoint presentation of the program
- Program FAQ’s
- Answers to all questions submitted during the application period will be posted here
- Map of the Program Boundaries
- Funded vehicles must operate within the program boundaries for a minimum of 60% of the time
- Please note this map is best viewed in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The map may not display on some versions of Internet Explorer.
Purchase Order Terms and Conditions
ALT Fuels Colorado is funded through the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program and is implemented in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA).
Under this four-year, $30 million initiative, CEO will administer $15 million for alternative fuel stations. CEO anticipates announcing new funding rounds approximately every 6 months between 2014 and 2017. For more information on infrastructure grants, please contact:
- Wes Maurer
Transportation Program Manager
P: 303.866.2064 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Inside the RAQC ALT Fuels Colorado program area, eligible fleets may be able to apply to DOLA to cover the matching funds required through the RAQC process. DOLA is also incentivizing the purchase of AFVs for eligible fleets located outside the ALT Fuels Colorado program area through the DOLA Alternative Fuels Initiative.
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.
- Sherrie Merrow
P: 303.883.5121 E: email@example.com
P: 303.629.5450 x230
P: 303.629.5450 x290
If you would like to receive notifications regarding the Alt Fuels Colorado program, please contact the RAQC