Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and Colorado Energy Office (CEO)
10/18/21 5:00 PM MST
Grants to Colorado nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools, housing complexes, and agencies to provide support for the purchase of electric vehicles and equipment. Funding is intended to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles and provide public charging points, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions and harmful air pollutants. Workplaces and Multi‐Family Housing (MFH) dwellings are highly encouraged to apply.
In an effort to improve air quality and encourage deployment of electric vehicles across the State of Colorado, the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and Colorado Energy Office (CEO) have teamed up to provide financial support for electric vehicle charging stations (EVSE).
The objectives of the Charge Ahead Colorado program are to:
Successful applicants must address how their project achieves two or more of these objectives. Applicants should clearly describe how their organization and their proposed project is uniquely suited to meet these program objectives. Applicants should describe how their proposed project aligns with internal goals of their organizations, such as connections to local government or company sustainability plans.
Eligible Costs can be found on page 6 of the Application Guide. See Supporting Documents, below.
Mandatory Criteria can be found on page 7 of the Application Guide. See Supporting Documents, below.
GrantWatch ID#: 181029
RAQC and CEO have funding to pay up to 80% of the cost of a charging station, up to the total amounts listed in the table below:
- Fleet Only Station: $6,000
- Level II, Multi‐Port Station: $9,000
- Level III, Multiple Connection Standard Station: $35,000
Project funding will remain available for approximately six (6) months. If a project is likely to take more than six months, applicants should consider applying in a future round.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For RAQC funding, please contact:
For CEO funding, please contact:
Regional Air Quality Council
1445 Market Street, Suite 260
Denver, CO 80202
The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) provide grants for electric vehicle charging stations. The RAQC administers grant funding for charging stations to entities located in the seven-county Denver Metro Area, including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties and the following zip codes in Weld County: 80504, 80513, 80601, 80603, 80621, 80623, 80642, and 80651. The CEO administers grant funding for charging stations for entities located outside the seven-county Denver Metro Area. The Charge Ahead Colorado Grant Application serves applicants applying for both RAQC and CEO funding.
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