Office of Innovative Mobility (OIM) Grants

Description of Office of Innovative Mobility Grant opportunities

About the Program 

The Office of Innovative Mobility (OIM) at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) launched the CDOT OIM Grants Platform to provide grants to private, public, non-profit, and local agencies to fund innovative mobility and electrification solutions in the state of Colorado. 

The purpose of the expanded OIM grant is to help stakeholders with financial assistance to implement programs and projects to support the goals and objectives of the Office of Innovative Mobility’s core mission. This grant encompasses funding and material opportunities from OIM’s Mobility Services and Electrification & Energy and Programs. 

The CY2024 Round 1 of the OIM Grant opportunities is closed. Do not worry if you miss this round. We expect to open CY2024 Round 2 in the Summer of 2024. Subscribe to OIM Grant Updates for the next round of grant announcements. 

A timeline of the CY2024 Round 1 OIM Grants. January 5th 2024 to March 29th 2024: Application Window, NOFO releases and all applicants are notified of opportunity and timeline. March 29th to June 18th 2024: Award Determination, All applications have been received and evaluation committee determines grant awardees. June 18th 2024 to July 31st 2024: Scope Negotiation, Grant awardees complete scope negotiation, profile setup, and risk assessment. July 31st to October 8th 2024: Contract Writing, procurement team drafts and issues grants to award recipients. October 8th: Last Step, Notice to Proceed Issued ,
CY2024 Round 1 OIM Grants Prospective Timeline. The timeline is subject to change.

Calendar Year (CY) 2024 Round 1 OIM Grant Opportunities 

Mobility Services

Mobility Services’ TDM Grant contains two funding opportunities:

  • Transportation Management Organization (TMO) Seed Funding Grants - Providing resources for new TMOs programs to form in currently underrepresented areas of the state.

TMO Seed Funding Grant Application Form TMO Seed Funding Grant Rules & Criteria

  • Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Innovation Grants - Incentivizing Innovation grant ideas that reach new audiences or address gaps in current practice or scale up existing best practices to expand their impact.

TDM Innovation Grant Application Form TDM Innovation Grant Rules & Criteria

Image of two people riding an electric scooter and an electric bike through a city park.

Electrification and Energy

The Electrification and Energy Grant contains two funding opportunities:
  • ZEV Workforce Development - To develop and attract the skills and talent necessary to meet the changing demands of the transportation electrification sector. This grant addresses multiple challenges that Colorado and the wider mobility and electrification industry are facing: talent shortages, gaps in new skillsets, and the growing need for training due to technological advances. 

ZEV Workforce Development Grant Application Form ZEV Workforce Development Grant Rules & Selection Criteria

  • E-Mobility Education and Awareness -  To expand public awareness and education around EVs and increase public understanding of their benefits, capabilities, and availability.

E-Mobility Education and Awareness Grant Application Form E-Mobility Education and Awareness Grant Rules & Selection Criteria

Red electric sedan charging on a residential street with bicycle rides in the background.

Grant Category Minimum & Maximum Awards Match
Strategic TDM Grants $20,000 to $50,000 for Innovation Project Grants
$20,000 to $100,000 for Seed Funding Grants
20% match encouraged, but not required
Electrification and Energy Grants $20,000 to $100,000 for both ZEV Workforce Development and E-Mobility Education and Awareness Grants 20% match encouraged, but not required

For information on all CDOT grant opportunities please visit the CDOT Grants page.

Please email [email protected] to submit completed applications. 

Past Projects 

Past awarded projects are described in detail in this ArcGIS StoryMap. A screen reader-friendly, text-only version is also provided below as a downloadable PDF.

Past OIM Grant Project Summary (ArcGIS StoryMap)

Past OIM Grant Project Summary (PDF Version)

CY 2023 Awardees

TDM Innovation Grant

  • Award Winner- Project Title
    • City of Durango- Durango's TDM Upgrade: New Platform and Incentives
    • Town of Vail- Shift Mike: Electric Bike Share Program Expansion
    • Commuting Solutions- Local Government TDM Ordinance Preparation
    • City of Fort Collins- Paratransit Passenger Scheduling Portal
    • City and County of Denver- Shared Micromobility Programmatic Framework
    • Colorado "I Have a Dream" Foundation- Transportation Initatives
    • City of Fort Collins- FC Moves
    • Auraria Higher Education Center- Exploring the Effectiveness of an Innovation Pilot TDM Program for students at the Auraria Campus
    • I 70 Coalition- TDM Video Production & Spanish Language Resources
    • Summit County Colorado & Partners- Multi Agency Local/Regional Microtransit Feasibility Study
    • Northeast Transportation Connections- Central Park Bike Lockers

Transportation Management Organization (TMO) Seed Funding Grant

  • Award Winner- Project Title
    • North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO)- US 34 TMO

Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Workforce Development Grant

  • Award Winner- Project Title
    • Arapahoe Community College- ACC Electric Vehicle Safety, Operation, and Diagnosis
    • Colorado State University- ZEV Manufacturing and Engineering Workforce Development
    • Drive Clean Colorado- EV Safe Tech (EVST)
    • Pickens Technical College- Expanding Capacity and Engaging Community Through ZEV Pilot Programming
    • Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA)- RFTA ZEV Safety & Training Program
    • Teaching The Autism Community Trades (TACT)- TACT EV Program
    • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs- Cybersecurity Training Lab for ZEVs
    • Warren Tech- Warren Tech ZEV Workforce Project

E-Mobility Education Awareness Grant

  • Award Winner- Project Title
    • Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency (4Core)- Ute Mountain Ute E-Mobility Education & Awareness
    • Drive Clean Colorado- Drive Electric Colorado
    • Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, Pre-College Engineering Education, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Colorado Boulder- Pre College Explorations Into Electric Vehicles and Wireless Charging

Roadside and Onboard Unit In-Kind Grant

  • Award Winner- Project Title
    • Town of Castle Rock- Castle Rock CV Safety and Operational Message Project