The Public Building Electrification Grant is authorized by House Bill 22-1362 to provide public buildings with funding to explore and implement building system electrification measures and infrastructure upgrades required to support these technologies.
Further program details will be made available on this webpage with program launch expected by December 2022.
For more information regarding Public Building Electrification grants, please reach out to DeLynne.Southern@state.co.us
For: Public entities
Amount: $10 million total
Program Length: July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2027
RFA rounds: 2 per program year
Applicants for funds must be a public entity:
- Higher education institutions
- Public school districts
- State agencies
- Special districts
Applicants from Disproportionately Impacted (DI), Low-Income (LI), or Just Transition (JT) Communities are eligible for additional cost coverage related to administrative expenses of the project.
Eligible project types
Grantees may use money received through the building electrification for public buildings grant 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 the Colorado Energy Office determines will likely achieve equal or lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions than high efficiency heat pumps
Total grant funding amounts & funding cycles
CEO is making a total of $10 million in project funding available to eligible entities. Each funding round will outline a specific amount of funding available to applicants during that Request for Applications (RFA) cycle. Funding cycle dates and frequency are to be determined.
Minimum & maximum funding awards per application
To be determined.
Applicants who meet program criteria and eligibility will submit applications during the biannual grant cycles.
Cycle deadlines to be determined.
Applications will be reviewed and scored by a scoring committee. Scoring criteria to be determined.
Awardees will be notified and the funds will be dispersed using a grant contract process.