Energy, Water, and Environment Funding Sources

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The Division of Local Government (DLG) created this resource to help local governments navigate the funding sources available through a variety of Federal and State programs. Sources are broken out by category below.

DISCLAIMER: This is not an exhaustive list and will be updated frequently as new information is available.

Funding Sources

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Program Agency Type Eligibility Deadline
Energyshed: Exploring Place-Based Generation DOE Grant Utilities, Local Governments, Community-Based Organizations  August 1, 2022
EPA Clean School Buses Program EPA Rebate State and local government entities that provide bus service, public school districts including charter schools, eligible contractors, nonprofit school transportation associations, Indian tribes, tribal organizations, or tribally-controlled schools  August 19, 2022
Project Accelerator Waternow Alliance Funding Opportunities Utilities, towns, cities, special districts, public entities responsible for drinking water, wastewater and/or stormwater services July 29, 2022
DOE Building a Better Grid Initiative (Preventing Outages and Enhancing the Resiliency of the Grids DOE Request for Information Local Governments June 27, 2022
DOE CarbonSAFE Storage Validation and Testing DOE Grants Local Governments June 27, 2022
DOE Energy Storage Demonstration Projects DOE Grants Local Governments June 16, 2022
Standard Development for Bus Exportable Power Systems FY 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity FTA Grants Local Governments, Transportation Agencies June 13, 2022
Requests for FY22 due for EPA State and Tribal Brownfield Response Programs EPA Grants Tribes, Local Governments June 3, 2022
Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs FEMA Grants Local Governments  
Enhanced Air Monitor Grant Competition EPA Grants Community Organizations, tribes, air agencies  
Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) CEO Technical Assistance, Financing Local Governments  
RENEW Grant for clean energy projects DOLA Grant Local Governments  
Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) CEO Loan Commercial and Multifamily Property Owners  
Special Release of the Colorado Watershed Restoration Grant Program CWCB / DNR Grants Various: Local Governments, utilities, NGOs, community groups affected by fires in 2020.  
State Revolving Fund Loan Program (SRF) CDPHE Loan Local Governments, water and sanitation districts, improvement districts, private nonprofit public water systems  
Energy & Mineral Assistance Fund Grant and Loan Program (EIAF) DOLA Grants, Loans Local governments, special districts, school districts September 1, 2022
Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) DOLA Grants Local Governments  
Colorado Loans for Energy Upgrades (RENU) CEO Loan Individuals  
Transfer $40M to Colorado Energy Office Energy Fund: SB21-230 CEO Grants, Loans Various  
Energy Office Weatherization Assistance Grants: SB21-231 CEO Grants Local Governments  
Small Communities Water and Wastewater Grants CDPHE Grants Local Governments  
American Rescue Plan (ARP) allocation USDT Grants Local Governments (NEU funds will be administered by DOLA)  
Rural Energy Pilot Program (REPP) USDA Grants Non-profit, state, local, and tribal entities; municipalities and other public bodies