The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) jointly administer the Charge Ahead Colorado electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure grant program. Grants are available for electric vehicles and community-based Level II and DC fast-charging stations. Program objectives include improving air quality, encouraging deployment of EVs across the state, and supporting implementation of the Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan. Since its inception in 2013, the Charge Ahead Colorado program has made awards for more than 930 EV charging stations across the state.
While RAQC administers Charge Ahead Colorado grants for the Denver Metro area, CEO manages grants for all areas of the state outside of Metro Denver. Applicants can learn more about eligibility and available funding as well as submit online applications here. A list of CEO's Charge Ahead Colorado grant awardees to date is available here.
Charge Ahead Colorado typically has three application rounds per year in January, May and October. The next funding round will open in January 2020. We encourage public and private entities interested in installing a Level II or DC fast charging station to apply. In particular, applications for stations at workplaces, multi-family housing, and tourist destinations are of particular interest.
For more information about Charge Ahead Colorado, contact Addison Phillips, Colorado Energy Office, at email@example.com or 303.866.2128.