Community Access to Electric Bicycles Grant Program


Thanks to the passage of SB22-193, CEO will continue the Can Do Colorado e-bike Pilot Program by implementing a full-scale version of the program. Grants are available to non-profit organizations, local governments, tribal governments, and other community-based organizations to create e-bike programs that give e-bikes to low- and moderate-income Coloradans. 

The Grant Program provides funding for the development and implementation of e-bike deployment projects in communities across the state that will:

  • Increase access to e-bikes for income-qualified individuals while maximizing air quality benefits and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions 
  • Close a gap rather than compete with established programs
  • Represent the geographic diversity of Colorado communities
  • Ensure viability beyond the term of this project

In Fiscal Year 2023, CEO funded eight projects in Colorado:

Fiscal Year 2024 Request for Applications (RFA)


Application process

CEO is administering this Request for Applications (RFA) in two phases. In phase one, applicants will be required to submit a concept paper that provides a high-level summary of the proposed project. Applicants whose concept papers demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Program’s objectives and a well-designed deployment model to increase access to e-bikes for income-qualified individuals will be invited to submit a full project proposal. Applicants that submit full proposals are eligible for up to 10 hours of technical support. 

Technical Support

Applicants that are invited to submit a full proposal can request up to 10 hours of technical support to assist in developing the full proposal. As part of the technical support, applicants can request a review of their concept paper, up to three one-hour meetings with our technical support coach, and one review of their draft proposal. Our technical support coach may provide verbal feedback, but will not provide written feedback, conduct research, or help prepare proposals.

Submitting applications

Please submit concept papers via email to sarah.thorne@state.co.us no later than 5:00 PM MT on November 14, 2023.

Please submit full applications via email to sarah.thorne@state.co.us no later than 5:00 PM MT on December 22, 2023.

Download RFA documents

If you have any issues accessing the RFA documents, please reach out to sarah.thorne@state.co.us.

Key activities and dates

Activity Date
RFA release October 25, 2023
Deadline to submit questions November 1, 2023, 5:00 PM MT
RFA answers posted November 3, 2023
Concept papers due November 14, 2023, 5:00 PM MT
Evaluation of concept papers November 15-21, 2023
Notifications to submit a full proposal November 22, 2023
Technical assistance available November 22 - December 21, 2023
RFA proposal submission deadline December 22, 2023, 5:00 PM MT
Evaluation of RFA proposals December 26, 2023 - January 10, 2024
Notification of winners January 12, 2024
Grant agreements issued Through March 1, 2024
Grant implementation Starting March 1, 2024


Click the link below to view public responses to the questions received during the Q&A period. 

View Q&A responses