The Energy Code Adoption & Enforcement Grant Program is authorized by House Bill 22-1362 to support local governments with adoption, implementation, and enforcement of the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) or an equivalent code, the state's model electric ready and solar ready code or an equivalent code, and the model low energy and carbon code that the Energy Code Board will develop or an equivalent code.
Applications are now open for the second round of Energy Code Adoption & Enforcement Grant funding. Please submit applications no later than December 1, 2023, 5:00 PM MT. More information is available in the sections below.
The Colorado Energy Office hosted an informational webinar on this grant opportunity in July 2023.
Adam Berry, email@example.com
For: Local governments
Amount: $2 million total
Match: Up to 50% match required, depending on population size in applicant’s jurisdiction
Program Length: July 2023 until funds are expended
Funding cycle: Quarterly; Current application round closes December 1, 2023
The following applicant types are eligible for funding through this program:
- Local governments
- Partnerships of local governments
- Councils of governments or non-profit organizations applying on behalf of local governments
Local governments may use this funding to cover the costs of technical consultants; staff time; outreach and engagement activities; training and workforce development; compliance planning, review, and verification; improvements to the code enforcement process; and deployment of innovative enforcement and compliance tools.
Please refer to the Program Guidance Document below for additional information about eligibility and covered costs under the Energy Code Adoption & Enforcement Grant Program.
Local governments applying individually are eligible for up to $125,000.
Partnerships of local governments are eligible for up to $250,000 (with no one partner allowed to receive more than $125,000).
Match requirements for this grant are determined by the population size in the applicant’s jurisdiction, with lower match requirements for jurisdictions with smaller populations. Please refer to the Program Guidance Document for specific population numbers and corresponding match requirements.
Application materials are available to download in the Energy Code Adoption & Enforcement Grant Program Application Materials folder linked below. This folder includes the Program Guidance Document, the Application Form, a Budget Template with example budget lines, and a Sample Attestation Form.
Please email your completed application to Adam Berry, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 1, 2023 at 5:00 PM MT.
The Energy Code Adoption & Enforcement Grant Program will have three more funding rounds in fiscal year 2024, with the following deadlines:
- December 1, 2023
- March 1, 2024
- May 31, 2024
Please direct any questions regarding the application process, application materials, or funding deadlines to Adam Berry, email@example.com.