News > 2021 success story: Community Efficiency Grant

Improving energy efficiency for income-qualified communities

In 2021, Efficiency Works Business launched the Community Efficiency Grant. The grant is available to non-profit businesses and multifamily properties that serve Platte River’s income qualified community. The grant provides 1.5 times the standard Efficiency Works Business rebate, covering up to 100% of an efficiency upgrade project. The grant enables organizations that may not otherwise be able to finance projects to improve their efficiency and decrease their future utility costs.

Fifty-eight organizations in Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland took advantage of the Community Efficiency Grant in 2021, including the Food Bank for Larimer County, Habitat for Humanity and the Fort Collins Rescue Mission. All participants conducted major lighting upgrades, receiving more than $1 million in rebates and saving nearly 2,500 MWh per year. The projects made up more than 14% of Efficiency Works Business rebate projects in 2021, compared to 0.4% in 2019.

To apply for the Community Efficiency Grant, click here.

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