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: email@example.com. Please include your name and organization, if applicable.
Draft Revised Plan: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vw84TH7JwyIYX0XZ9R5Ot3_mFYSDaAV8/view
Funding Opportunity Currently Open
Applications opened November 2 and close December 31, 2020. Funding is provided for replacement of Class 8 Local Freight Trucks, Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks, Class 4-8 School and Intra-facility Shuttle Buses, Railroad Freight Switchers, Airport Ground Support Equipment, Heavy Forklifts, and Port Cargo Handling Equipment (yard trucks). Funding is limited to all-electric and natural gas vehicles fueled by renewable natural gas. There is no budgeted funding amount per application round, funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis until fully expended. The program has allocated $21.5 million for awards, with approximately $15 million remaining. More details available here: http://cleanairfleets.org/programs/alt-fuels-colorado.