Community Grant

  • Deadline: None, rolling application period, but you must contact CORE during the design phase
  • Grants cannot be approved for projects already underway
  • Funding: Up to $25,000
  • The grant award is not to exceed 50% of project cost minus any other grants or incentives
  • Projects must be fully completed before receiving grant payment

Net Zero Grant

This grant utilizes the HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index to measure the performance of your new home.

  • Deadline: None, rolling application period
  • Funding: $10,000
  • Requires that a project achieve a final HERS Index number of 10 or below after construction completion, as tested by a certified RESNET HERS Rater (dynamic content for HERS raters contact info)
  • The HERS rating process begins at the design phase! Do not begin construction of your home without contacting CORE for initial project advice
  • There are several inspections required in addition to your building inspections to achieve a final HERS Index rating
  • One-time only grant per household, per physical address
  • Funds will only be released once final HERS index and final Certificate of Occupancy (not temporary) have been submitted to CORE staff

CORE Grant

  • Deadline: None, rolling application period
  • Funding: Up to $50,000
  • Award amount based on, but are not limited to, project type, size, and community impact
  • The grant award is not to exceed 50% of project cost minus any other grants or incentives
  • Grant funds may not be combined with CORE rebates or other CORE grants during the year in which the grant is awarded
  • Grants cannot be approved for projects already complete
  • Projects must be fully completed before receiving grant payment
CORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to leading the Roaring Fork Valley to a carbon-free, net zero energy future.