Colo. Alternative Fuel Grants Prioritize Infrastructure, Fleets

Colorado's ALT Fuel program provides grant funding to organizations looking to purchase alternative fuel vehicles and provide alternative fuel infrastructure.

A four-way partnership between Colorado entities will provide grant funds to companies looking to bolster alternative fuel fleets and infrastructure. 

Colorado’s ALT Fuel Program will offer grants to fund projects related to alternative fuel infrastructure and the buildup of alternative fuel fleets in several counties around surrounding Denver.

The alternative fuel grants will help fund private, public and non-profit entities that update their fleets to new, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) vehicles, class 2 – 8 that operate on:

  • Compressed natural gas
  • Propane
  • Electric
  • OEM bi-fuel

Grants funds are based on weight and determination of alternative fuel public or private fleets operating in the eligible areas.

Colorado's ALT Fuel Program grants are based on the weight of alternative fuel vehicles.

The funds are made possible through a partnership between the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC), the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA).

Eligible areas include Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson Counties, as well as parts of Larimer, Weld, El Paso and Teller counties.

Funded vehicles must operate within the program boundaries at least 60 percent of the time.

For the current cycle, applications are due by Nov. 17, 2017.

View the Grant Application Guide below and apply online through SurveyGizmo beginning Oct. 16, 2017.

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Rachel Engel

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