Community Access Enterprise

In June 2021, Governor Polis signed SB21-260 which creates new sources of dedicated transportation funding and new state enterprises to enable a sustainable transportation system. The law will help modernize the infrastructure needed to support the widespread adoption of electric motor vehicles and mitigate adverse environmental and health impacts of transportation system use.

SB21-260 creates three new transportation electrification enterprises: the Clean Transit Enterprise housed in the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Clean Fleet Enterprise housed in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and the Community Access Enterprise housed in the Colorado Energy Office (CEO). 

The Community Access Enterprise supports the widespread adoption of electric motor vehicles, equitably invests in transportation infrastructure, and incentivizes the acquisition and use of electric motor vehicles and electric alternatives to motor vehicles. Over the first decade, the Community Access Enterprise is expected to receive approximately $310 million to support electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure and low and moderate income adoption of EVs and electric bicycles.

navy blue electric vehicle shown charging with a yellow cord in front on concrete flower boxes

Community Access Enterprise Board

The Community Access Enterprise Board includes four Governor-appointed members and executive directors or their designees from CDOT, CDPHE and CEO. Appointed board members will serve terms of three or four years. View the Governing Bylaws for the Community Access Enterprise.

  • Members of the Community Access Enterprise Board include:
  • Reverend Eugene Downing - New Hope Baptist Church - Chair
  • Laura Getts - Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association - Vice Chair
  • Ryan Hurst - Motiv Power Systems, Inc.
  • Alice Laird - Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER) 
  • Megan McCarthy - Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Issamar Pichardo - Colorado Energy Office
  • Darius Pakbaz - Colorado Department of Transportation 

Fee Rulemaking

On March 10, 2022, the Community Access Enterprise board unanimously voted to adopt rules establishing the community access retail delivery fee as required by § 24-38.5-303(7), C.R.S. The rule went into effect on July 1, 2022. 

Final Rule

Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Retail Delivery Fee Resolution

A rulemaking hearing will be held at the September 14, 2023 board meeting to revise the Community Access Retail Delivery Fee’s applicability to certain businesses as established by Senate Bill 23-143.

Hearing notice and draft rule

Ten-Year Plan

According to SB21-260, the enterprise is required to develop a 10-Year Plan that covers fiscal years 2022-2023 through 2031-2032 and outlines how the enterprise will meet its business purpose.  The plan is a high-level set of recommendations of approximate spending for new and existing programs, with more detailed proposals for Years 1-3. The plan was informed by a literature review of plans and programs, stakeholder engagement and public comment, a gap analysis, and input and comments from the Community Access Enterprise board and state staff.    

The Community Access Enterprise board of directors voted unanimously to approve the Ten-Year Plan on May 14, 2022.

Ten-Year Plan

Ten-Year Plan executive summary (Spanish)

Community Access Enterprise Programs

Electric Transportation Programming Dashboard

Community Access Enterprise (CAE) and Other Funding Sources

The Community Access Enterprise (CAE) is required by law (SB21-260) to create, maintain, and update a dashboard that summarizes the project status of all transportation programs that receive funding from the Community Access Enterprise. The dashboard also includes electric transportation programs that receive funding from other sources. This dashboard will be updated twice a year, around February and August. The last update was August 30, 2023.

Users can filter the data on the dashboard by fiscal year, program, CAE funding, project county (if applicable), project status, and disproportionately impacted community (DIC) classification. DIC classification is based on the Transportation Equity Screening Tool (if applicable). Please note that some projects do not have a defined address and therefore do not have a DIC classification.

View the Electric Transportation Programming Dashboard


SB21-260 requires the enterprise to prepare an annual report regarding its activities and funding. The annual report for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22, July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022) is linked below.

Read the Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report

Other Reports

Board Meetings

The Community Access Enterprise Board meets on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00-11:30 a.m. The next meeting will take place on Thursday, October 12, 2023.

See all Meeting Minutes, Recordings, Agendas, and Presentations

Minutes for each meeting will be posted in the meeting materials folder linked above after approval by the Board in the following meeting.

All meetings are open to the public. To attend, register using the following link:

Register to attend CAE Board Meetings

Stay Informed

If you would like to be included in updates about the Community Access Enterprise, please sign-up below:

Sign-up for updates

For more information about the CAE, please email ceo_communityaccessenterprise@state.co.us.