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. Under the guidance of a Board of Directors–made up of elected officials, utility representatives, and committed citizens–CORE helps people, businesses, municipalities, facilities and nonprofit organizations save natural resources and lower energy bills while reducing their carbon footprint.