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Charge Ahead Colorado is now open: Funding 80% – 90% for EV Charging Projects

01/16/2024

Since its inception in 2013, the Charge Ahead Colorado grant program has made awards for more than 2,000 EV charging stations across the state, and it’s back open for applications!

As of January 2024, the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) will continue their “Charge Ahead Colorado” grant funding program, which provides 80-90% in grant funding up to $70K plus incentives for installing community-based Level 2 (L2) and DC fast-chargers. But the funding won’t last forever, the next round will take place between January 16th- February 16th 2024. As a national EV charging leader, SWTCH is here to help. As a Bronze Level sponsor for the Drive Clean Colorado coalition  , we are very familiar with the funding process and needs of properties across the state – if interested in learning more about getting funding for EV charging on your properties, get in touch with us asap.

Program Summary & Incentive Amounts

CEO is looking to grant funding up to $70K plus incentives for installing community-based Level 2 (L2) and DC fast-chargers to help prepare for the growing demand in electric vehicles with objectives of improving air quality, reducing transportation emissions, and increasing adoption of electric vehicles across Colorado. To help facilitate this change, CEO is offering the following incentives: 

​​EV Charging Station Power Level ​CEO Maximum Funding ​Maximum Incentive
Level 2 (Under 19kW), Per Port ​80% $4,500
19 – 49 kW, Per Port ​​80% ​​$6,250
DCFC, Single-Port (50 – 99kW) ​​80% ​​$35,000
DCFC, Dual-Port (50 – 99kW capable of simultaneous charging at this power level) ​​80% ​​$50,000
DCFC, Single-Port (100kW+) ​​80% ​​$50,000
​​DCFC, Dual-Port (100kW+ capable of simultaneous charging at this power level) 80% ​​$70,000

​​Enhanced Incentives ​CEO Maximum Funding ​Maximum Additional Incentive 
Level 2 Income Qualified Enhanced Incentive (Per Port) ​90% +$1,250
Enhanced Incentive for Qualified Entities in Disproportionately Impacted Communities (Per Port)** ​​90% ​​+$500

**For the Disproportionately Impacted Community (DI) enhanced incentive, eligible applicants must be located within a disproportionately impacted community and be a Qualifying Entity type (see below).

Who’s eligible?

The following entities are eligible for funding:

  • Libraries
  • Community centers
  • Recreation centers
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Schools
  • Places of worship
  • Multifamily housing (MFH) IQ eligible organizations

What’s the Application Timeline?

The next standard application round will begin on January 16, 2024, and end on February 16, 2024, at 5:00 PM MT. The Colorado Energy Office anticipates awarding approximately $3M total during this round.

 

Actions Date
Application period opens ​January 16, 2024
Question submittal deadline January 23, 2024
Q&A responses posted ​January 26, 2024, 5:00 PM MT
Application period opens February 16, 2024, 5:00 PM MT

How do I Apply?

All Charge Ahead Colorado applications must be submitted online through the application portal (Online Application Portal). 

For preparation purposes, Word formatted versions of the standard and rolling application are available for download.

Please note: There is a 3,000 character limit per question. Additionally, applications cannot be edited or updated once fully submitted. Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to use the Word formatted application preparation documents above to prepare their responses and then to copy and paste them into the online application portal when ready.

Applications will not be accepted via email or physical submission such as mail.

How SWTCH can help?

SWTCH is a national leader of EV charging solutions for multifamily and commercial properties by crafting a tailored system that is specific to the needs of our clients and their property.  Across North America, we have deployed and are managing more than 10,000 chargers on our network. 

Don’t miss out on this chance to electrify your property and be a part of Colorado’s sustainable future. To learn more about SWTCH, check out our multifamily and workplace EV Charging solutions, and if interested in learning more about the funding opportunity and your eligibility, get in touch with us asap.

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