E-Cargo Bike Grant Program


The E-Cargo Bike Grant Program will provide funding for the development and implementation of e-bike deployment projects in communities across the state, with the goal of:

  • Shifting short- and medium-length vehicle trips to e-cargo bike trips;
  • Maximizing air quality benefits and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions;
  • Piloting innovative delivery solutions; and
  • Representing the geographic diversity of Colorado communities.

Eligible projects

The Community Access Enterprise (CAE), in partnership with Colorado Energy Office (CEO), is soliciting proposals to develop and implement e-cargo bike deployment projects that will use e-cargo bikes as a replacement for commercial delivery vehicles and/or fleet vehicles.  An e-cargo bike program eligible to receive grant funding must follow one of the following models:

  • Commercial delivery: Businesses using e-cargo bikes to make commercial deliveries. Businesses can purchase as few as one e-cargo bike for this project. Examples include, but are not limited to: parcel delivery for commercial and residential buildings, grocery delivery, institutional wholesale deliveries, retail logistics delivery, and on demand delivery services.
  • Public shared e-cargo bikes: Project creates or expands a public shared e-bike program that includes e-cargo bikes. This could include public e-cargo bike rental hubs or an e-cargo bike library. 
  • Gig economy delivery services: Project disburses e-cargo bikes to low-income individuals that participate in the gig economy, where e-cargo bikes are used to make deliveries through a delivery app service (e.g. Door Dash, Postmates, Instacart, etc).
  • E-cargo bike fleet: Private or public entities using e-cargo bikes for business purposes other than deliveries, such as to carry equipment and tools needed to complete job tasks. Examples include, but are not limited to: law enforcement patrol, maintenance technicians, telecom engineers, and compost collection.

Request for Applications (RFA)

For the RFA described below, Colorado Energy Office is looking to make grant awards for projects that include the purchase of at least four (4) bikes. CEO will release a short version of the grant application on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, for smaller requests to purchase 1-2 e-cargo bikes.


How to Apply

Please submit full applications via email to sarah.thorne@state.co.us no later than 5:00 PM MT on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Download RFA documents

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


Questions may be submitted until 5:00 PM MT on Thursday, May 9, 2024. CEO will post answers to questions submitted during the Q&A period byTuesday, May 14, 2024.

Submit questions

Key Activities and Dates

RFA ReleaseApril 30, 2024
Deadline to submit RFA questionsMay 9, 2024, 5:00 PM MT
RFA answers posted on CEO's websiteMay 14, 2024
RFA application submission deadlineMay 31, 2024, 5:00 PM MT
Evaluation of RFA applicationsJune 3 - June 14, 2024
Notification of awardsMid to late June