CORE Grant

Be an energy inspiration. Apply for up to $50,000 for large, impactful, and inspirational projects.
The CORE Grant is our largest and most competitive grant program. This grant was inspired by and created in honor of Randy Udall, CORE’s first Executive Director, who was one of the nation’s leading activists in promoting energy sustainability. Keeping with Randy’s legacy we look for projects that are innovative, impactful and can be held up as examples to the community.

Up to $50,000

Provides funding to public agencies, schools, nonprofits, businesses.


  • 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


Please have the following documents on hand:
  • Signed W-9
  • Project documents (architectural or engineering drawings, photographs, and/or presentations that will clarify the project)

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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.