Design Assistance Grant

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Design Assistance Grant 2018-06-28T19:09:10+00:00

The Design Assistance Grant is available to aid commercial and institutional development projects in implementing integrated efficient design principles. This grant serves the purpose of promoting new technology and innovation during the design phase of new building construction, or significant remodel. If you are looking for ways to push your project “beyond code”, and into the realm of a more sustainable project, this grant may be a good fit.

General Guidelines:

– Availability: Now
– Deadline: None, rolling application period
– Funding Levels: Up to $20,000
– Requires Executive Director approval
– Grants cannot be approved for projects already underway
– Cannot exceed 50% of project cost when combined with outside incentives
– Projects need to be fully completed before payment


Required Documents:

I. Completed Application Form
Click here to complete online application form.
II. Project Budget
Enter proposed budget into online application, or email to address below.
III. Supporting Documents
Send us any additional documents that might help demonstrate the effectiveness of your design project – plans, photos, presentations, etc.
IV. Signed W-9
Please attach a completed and signed W-9 form.

* Please note your application is not complete until you submit all of the documentation listed above. To submit required documents, please choose one of the following methods:
– Gather all required documents and upload with online application
– Email all required grant documents to Marty Treadway.


Selection Criteria:

– Grants need to demonstrate benefits under one or more of the following areas:
– Energy Savings
– Carbon reduction
– Community Benefit
– Educational Component
– Market Infuence
– Innovation – pushing clean energy concepts or technologies
– Projects that have replicable components for others to learn from will be favored
– Approval of grant is solely at the discretion of the Director

Please email Marty Treadway with questions or call (970) 925-9775 x504.


Required Submittal Questions:

Please prepare responses to the questions below:

I. Project Description and Goals
How does your project improve energy efficiency, generate renewable energy, or promote energy and environmental educational awareness in the Roaring Fork Valley? How does it benefit the local community, economy, and /or environment? What are the tangible results, etc.? Just enter “See attached” if you are including documentation for this question.
II. Project Urgency
Discuss the urgency of your project. What opportunities will be lost if the project does not proceed according to your projected timeline? Describe the extent to which a CORE Grant will contribute to the completion and success of your project. Just enter “See attached” if you are including documentation for this question.
III. Estimated Savings
Provide detailed calculations demonstrating the basis for your estimated energy and greenhouse gas emissions savings. Just enter “See attached” if you are including documentation for this question.
IV. Project Budget
Please enter your project budget that outlines total cost of the project and total contributions by others. Be sure to indicate whether additional financial support is secured or requested. You may upload a spreadsheet at the end of this application if easier. Just enter “See attached” if you are including documentation for this question.

For more information email Marty Treadway, CORE’s Grant Director, or call (970) 925-9775 x504.

Apply Here


Example prior grant recipient:

Confluence Architecture and Habitat for Humanity received a Design Assistance Grant and created a report titled “The Effectiveness of Sustainable Construction Methods in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado.”

Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley has built 19 homes in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado since its inception in 2000. Since 2007, Habitat has attempted various sustainability upgrades to homes in an ad hoc manner based on volunteer interests or material donations. In an effort to be more methodical about their investment in sustainability, Habitat for Humanity in partnership with area architects, Confluence Architecture studied a “typical” Habitat home to identify the most cost- effective sustainable practices.