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.
Revised Mitigation Plan
The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and its partner agencies have revised the Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for the Volkswagen settlement. This is an update to the original state of Colorado BMP filed on March 21st, 2018. Changes to the BMP are a result of directions from Governor Jared Polis' executive order B 2019 002, Supporting a Transition to Zero Emission Vehicles, signed January 17th, 2019. This executive order directs CDPHE to, "focus all remaining eligible investments on supporting electrification of transportation, including transit buses, school buses, and trucks." While the state is focused on EVs, it will consider NGV projects that use RNG. Send comments or questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and organization, if applicable.
Draft Revised Plan: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vw84TH7JwyIYX0XZ9R5Ot3_mFYSDaAV8/view
Funding Opportunity for Electric and RNG Powered Vehicles
The Regional Air Quality Council is reopening the ALT Fuels Colorado program this fall to continue incentivizing the replacement and scrappage of pre-2009 medium & heavy-duty vehicles, school and shuttle buses, airport ground support equipment, freight switchers, forklifts, and port cargo handling equipment. These funds are available to all public, private, and non-profit fleets statewide. Application Opens: Monday, October 7, 2019; Application Closes: Friday, November 8, 2019. The proposed incentive levels will allow fleets to purchase a new electric or RNG vehicle for less than a new conventionally fueled vehicle. RAQC will fund 110% of the incremental cost between a new diesel and electric or RNG powered vehicle. Additional details provided here: https://cleanairfleets.org/programs/alt-fuels-colorado.
Webinar: there will be an information webinar on Thursday, September 19th at 10am MST. A recording of the webinar will be posted on the program webpage after the event for those who are unable to attend.