APCHA

APCHA Grant Program

The APCHA grant program will allow people to lower their carbon emissions, make upgrades to their space adding comfort, and save money on their utility bills.

APCHA property owners are eligible to sign up for one of 60 FREE energy assessments that will make you eligible for a portion of $100,000 in grant-funded energy efficiency improvements we are making available.

Property owners that sign up will receive the following:

  • A professional residential energy efficiency assessment.
  • Professional energy efficiency advising on how to participate and advance on CORE’s Path to Zero program in your home.
  • Guidance and support to apply for a high-impact residential energy efficiency grant in the amount of $1K, $5K, or $10K, based on your assessment. CORE and APCHA have joined forces to provide more incentives for energy efficiency upgrades for people who own a home with APCHA employee housing.

Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the $100,000 in available grant funding is fully allocated. Funding for this program is made possible by the City of Aspen and Pitkin County – Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP) resources, administered by CORE.

Take advantage of this opportunity to make improvements to your home that will also cut costs, cut carbon and advance a cleaner Roaring Fork Valley!

Below are all of the energy efficiency upgrades that can be applied to this program. 

Who Qualifies: Any APCHA homeowner

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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.