Final Plan - Summary Details
In March 2018, the DPHE submitted a final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan to the Trustee. The BMP provides the following funding allocation:
$18M Alt Fuel Trucks/Buses (clean diesel only allowed for model years 1992-2001)
$18M NGV/EV Transit Buses
$12M Flex Funds (for projects that do not fit into funding categories
$5M DERA option
$10M EV Chargers/infrastructure
$5M Admin Costs (RAQC to manage Alt Fuels Trucks/Buses; CDOT to manage Transit)
Funds will likely flow to areas of non-attainment, location of VWs and environmental justice, but location is not a specific criteria.
On Aug. 15, Colorado authorities announced a new $18 million funding opportunity using VW Settlement funds. Deadline for applications is Sept. 27, 2018. This funding will be added to the existing Alt Fuel Colorado grant program to fund the replacement and scrappage of 1992-2009 model year Class 8 Local Freight Trucks (Heavy-Duty), Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks (Medium-Duty), model year 2009 and older Class 4-8 School and Shuttle Buses, railroad freight switchers, airport ground support equipment, and heavy forklifts. Eligible vehicles include those fueled by CNG, propane, or electric and must be larger than 14,001 pounds (airport ground support equipment may be less than 14,000 pounds). Certain medium duty diesel vehicles for small private fleets are also eligible. For public and non-profit fleets, the program will fund 40% of the total vehicle or equipment cost up to a cap. For private fleets, the program will fund 25% of the total vehicle or equipment cost up to a cap.
Funding application information is available here: http://cleanairfleets.org/programs/alt-fuels-colorado. All questions should be directed the grant's program coordinator, Kaylyn Bopp, at firstname.lastname@example.org.