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ALT Fuels Colorado announces first round of Settlement funding awardees

The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and its program partners are pleased to announce the first round of projects funded through ALT Fuels Colorado, utilizing funds from the Volkswagen Diesel Emission Environmental Mitigation Trust.  To access a list of projects by agency name and awarded amount click here.  A second call for ALT Fuels Colorado Mitigation Trust projects has taken place, and an updated awardee list will be posted once the funding for those projects are approved by the Trust.

A list of ALT Fuels Colorado projects funded through the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) program can be accessed here.

RAQC’s TV Meteorologist Advisory Group Collaborates on Communicating About Region’s Upcoming Ozone Season

The RAQC’s TV Meteorologist Advisory Group – with meteorologists from all local television stations and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) – met to discuss the region’s upcoming ozone season and how best to communicate to their respective viewers the “Simple Steps to Better Air” we all can take to make a positive impact on our air quality.

View the Simple Steps. Better Air. site.

The RAQC’s Simple Steps. Better Air. Program to Sponsor Running Up For Air-Colorado Event

The RAQC’s Simple Steps. Better Air. program has teamed up with Suffer Better – a Boulder-based non-profit that taps “the inexhaustible power, focus, dedication, and commitment of the endurance athlete community to work with and support local nonprofits and improve local communities” – to sponsor their annual event “Running Up For Air-Colorado” (RUFA-CO). RUFA-CO takes place March 9, 2019 near Evergreen, CO and is an endurance trail run, with runners committing to run for 3, 6 or 12 hours, to benefit POW Trail. Find out more about the event here.

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, 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.

Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Program

The Regional Air Quality Council has begun receiving comments from stakeholders and individuals regarding the proposed Low Emission Vehicle program under consideration by the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC).  You can view these comments below. Click...