What is the Program?

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 4 year period (2014 to 2017) 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.

In order to further advance adoption of AFVs for local governments and special districts, the ALT Fuels Colorado program has fostered a partnership with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) to support use of alternative fuel vehicles throughout the state by assisting with the purchase of vehicles (AFVs) and fueling station infrastructure. DOLA has earmarked $20 million in Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance (Impact) funds for its Alternative Fuels Program.  

How to Apply

The Matrix below provides a color coordinated guide, designed to help applicants choose the appropriate funding source when applying for the "ALT Fuels Colorado" grant program.

For more information on each funding source, click here:

The Colorado Energy Office

The Regional Air Quality Council 

The Department of Local Affairs