The Colorado Energy Office’s (CEO) Direct Current Fast-Charging (DCFC) Plazas program, developed in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), is designed to increase access to high-speed charging in communities and along highway corridors across Colorado. The DCFC Plazas program is funded through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program and the Community Access Enterprise (CAE). For more information on Colorado’s investment plan, please see Colorado’s NEVI Plan and the CAE’s Ten-Year Plan. Funding will be available for corridor and community-based projects in all parts of the state.
Proposed DCFC locations must take into account proximity of existing and planned DCFC locations. This will result in the strategic deployment of high-speed charging infrastructure to accommodate drivers without regular access to home or workplace charging and drivers who are in need of quick, convenient charging while traveling throughout Colorado. CDOT and CEO have developed resources to identify charging station gaps along Colorado’s designated alternative fuel corridors and help facilitate development of DCFC projects:
Applications for the DCFC Plazas program are not currently open. The next funding round is anticipated to open in fall 2023. Please check back here for updates.
Find more information about past DCFC plazas grant program incentives, eligibility, and other information in the program guide linked below. Those interested in applying for funding from the DCFC Plazas program during the upcoming application round can refer to the Word formatted DCFC Plazas Grant Application linked below to begin preparing. Note that the exact application, requirements, and incentive amounts for the fall 2023 funding round are subject to change.