To improve air quality throughout the state of Colorado, the RAQC is reopening the ALT Fuels Colorado program this fall to continue incentivizing the replacement and scrappage of pre-2009 medium & heavy duty vehicles, school and shuttle buses, airport ground support equipment, freight switchers, forklifts, and port cargo handling equipment. These funds are available to all public, private, and non-profit fleets statewide. Go to the program website for more information and to apply.
Regional Air Quality Council
Our mission is to develop and propose effective and cost-efficient air quality planning initiatives with input from local government agencies, the private sector, stakeholder groups, and citizens of the Denver metropolitan area and the Denver Metro/North Front Range Ozone Non-Attainment Area. We plan and implement a variety of public outreach and education efforts. The RAQC assists with regional public/private initiatives to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, mobile sources, and other sources.
The RAQC and CEO Open Charge Ahead Colorado Application for Electric Vehicle and Charging Station Funding
The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and Colorado Energy Office (CEO) have opened the Charge Ahead Colorado application for electric vehicle (EV) and charging station funding. At this time, the RAQC has funding for both charging stations and EVs for applicants within the Denver Metro Area. CEO has funding for charging stations for applicants outside the Denver Metro Area. All charging stations are required to be networked.
An application guide, informational webinar, application and other grant resources can be found on the Charge Ahead Colorado Homepage.
Through 9/22/19 8- hour Ozone Summary is based on 8-hour averages of raw 1-hour ozone data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and consistent with Data Reporting and Handling Conventions outlined in 40 CFR Part 50 - Appendix P. To...
The RAQC joined the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Department of Transportation, and the Colorado Energy Office in a statement announcing that it has revised how it will disburse the remainder of the state’s $68.7 million portion of the national Volkswagen settlement. The departments will allocate the remaining funds, totaling about $48 million, to aid in the adoption of zero emission vehicles throughout the state. You can read the full statement here.
The RAQC, and its Charge Ahead Colorado partner, the Colorado Energy Office, recently announced grant funding made to numerous organizations for electric vehicle charging stations. Also included in the announcement is Charge Ahead Colorado’s participation in a National Drive Electric Week event. You can read the press release here.
You can find a list of the most recent grant awardees here.