ALT Fuels Colorado
The ALT Fuels Colorado grant program is designed to remove barriers to the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) by addressing the lack of fueling infrastructure. The program also addresses the initial costs of AFVs by providing incentives to offset incremental costs. ALT Fuels Colorado will provide $30 million over a four-year period (2014 to 2020) through the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to advance Colorado’s adoption of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). Under the Colorado Energy Office's stewardship, $15 million of the CMAQ funds will be used to target investments in alternative fueling stations along major statewide transportation corridors with the goal of developing an intrastate system for AFV travel. The remaining $15 million will be distributed by the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) under a separate application and awarded to successful applicants for the purchase of natural gas, electric, and propane-powered fleet vehicles within the state’s air quality non-attainment and maintenance areas. Collectively, these grants will provide funding to advance the adoption of alternative fuels in the transportation sector.