The High-efficiency Electric Heating & Appliances Grant is authorized by House Bill 22-1362 24-38.5 to support community efforts to switch to high efficiency electric heat & appliances.
Applications for HEEHA funding are now open. Find more details in the sections below.
For: Public & Private entities
Amount: $10.85 million (total fund)
Match: 15 - 50% match required, depending on disproportionately impacted, low-income, or just transition status
Program Length: July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2026
RFA rounds: CEO is currently accepting applications through December 1, 2023. CEO will open additional application rounds if funding is still available after making awards.
This grant supports community-scale electrification projects. To qualify, the proposed project must serve at least five homes or housing units, or at least three business tenants or building units.
- Institutions of higher education
- Local governments
- Tribal governments
- Private and non-profit organizations
- Apartment and condominium complexes
- Homeowners associations (HOAs)
- Housing developers
Note: An eligible entity may still apply even if they have received grant funding from a separate State program.
Grantees may use money received through the HEEHA program for the following purposes:
- the purchase and installation of high-efficiency electric equipment for space heating, water heating, or cooking;
- the purchase of electrical installations and upgrades necessary to support the installation of high-efficiency electric equipment;
- the purchase and installation of other innovative building heating technologies that will likely achieve equal or lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions;
- the costs of energy audits or analyses to identify electrification opportunities, estimate proposed project costs, and obtain other technical information necessary to support electrification projects.
Applicants from disproportionately impacted, low-income, or just transition communities are eligible for additional cost coverage for administrative expenses. Applicants can use the Community Identification Resource to determine if they qualify for this additional funding.
All applicants are eligible to receive funding for up to 50% of total eligible project costs. Disproportionately impacted, low-income, and just transition communities are eligible for the following additional funding:
- Up to 85% of the total cost to purchase and install high efficiency electric equipment or appliances.
- Up to 100% of the total cost of electrical upgrades or installations necessary to support the installation of high efficiency electric equipment.
- Up to 40 hours of administrative time covered using HEEHA funding.
30% of program funds are reserved for projects in qualifying disproportionately impacted, low- to moderate-income, and just transition communities.
Application materials are available to download in the HEEHA Application Materials folder linked below. This folder includes HEEHA Program Guidelines, the HEEHA Application, a Building Information form, and other helpful program guidance.
Prior to submitting an application, please reach out to Brittney VanCuran, email@example.com, who will create and share a designated folder for you to upload your completed application.
An evaluation committee will review and score applications based on pre-defined selection criteria. View the Program Guidelines for more information about the selection process.
CEO will distribute funding as reimbursement for eligible project costs after projects are completed. Only costs incurred after executing a purchase order or contract with the Colorado Energy Office will be reimbursed.