ALT Fuels Colorado
The ALT Fuels Colorado grant program was launched in 2014 with the goal of removing the principal barriers to the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) by addressing the lack of fueling and charging infrastructure and the incremental cost of AFVs. ALT Fuels Colorado will provide $30 million over a six-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 stewardship of the Colorado Energy Office, $15 million will be used to incentivize investments in publicly-available alternative fueling and charging stations in Colorado’s communities and along major transportation corridors l. 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 nonattainment and maintenance areas and statewide. Collectively, these grants will provide funding to advance the adoption of alternative fuels in the transportation sector.
Under Colorado’s Volkswagen Beneficiary Mitigation Plan (approved in March 2018), $18 million will be allocated for grants for purchase of alternative fuel mid and heavy duty vehicles and $6.8 million toward buildout of DC fast-charging stations along Colorado’s major transportation corridors. This funding will be available for 5 years and will be deployed through the ALT Fuels Colorado program.