Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Grant Opportunities

Recovery and Reinvestment ActRecovery Act Grant Opportunities



Recovery Act opportunities are detailed on the Recovery Act website as well as the Grants.gov website which is a one-stop resource listing discretionary grants across 26 federal government agencies. For public and private organizations it is a great resource to learn more about Recovery Act opportunities, requirements and deadlines. Please be aware that in order to apply for an ARRA grant or a federal grant, that you or your organization must register on Grants.gov. The registration process takes at least 3-5 days, so be sure to register in give yourself enough lead-time, and pay close attention to the closure date.

 

Governor's Energy Office


 

RECENT NEWS:

 

ARRA Grant Applications Posted - January 14, 2009

ARRA Grant Schedule Posted - December 21, 2009

 

Colorado is at the forefront of the New Energy Economy, and Governor Ritter’s Energy Office (GEO) is the hub for many of these activities. For specific information about the Recovery Act, and how it may impact you or your business, click here. There you will find links to other energy related resources, current grant opportunities, and requests for proposals. Specific Recovery Act opportunities are listed here.

Grants and loans are available through HUD’s Office of Affordable Housing Preservation (OAHP) for eligible property owners to make energy and green retrofit investments in the property, to ensure the maintenance and preservation of the property, the continued operation and maintenance of energy efficiency technologies, and the timely expenditure of funds. Physical and financial analyses of the properties will be conducted to determine the size of each grant and loan. Incentives will be made available to participating owners. Click here for more information.


    Assisted Housing Stability and Energy and Green Retrofit
    Grants and loans are available through HUD's Office of Affordable Housing Preservation (OAHP) for eligible property owners to make energy and green retrofit investments in the property, to ensure the maintenance and preservation of the property, the continued operation and maintenance of energy efficiency technologies, and the timely expenditure of funds. Physical and financial analyses of the properties will be conducted to determine the size of each grant and loan. Incentives will be made available to participating owners. Click here for more information.


    Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds
    Colorado State and local governments, colleges and universities, and qualifying governmental organizations are invited to apply for a QECB volume cap allocation. The GEO is accepting project applications in two categories; (1) for capital expenditures incurred for the purpose of reducing energy consumption in publicly owned buildings by at least 20% and (2) for green community financing programs. This is not a grant program. Bond issuers must repay the bond principal over time. Specific federal tax regulations apply to projects financed under this program.


 

 

US Department of Energy 


 


Recent News:
December 7 -  Secretary Chu Announces $100 Million for Advanced Research Projects 

 

 


Assistance for Rural Communities
  
Community Facilities Loans and Grants Programs

Community Facilities (CF) direct loans and grants are available to develop essential community facilities in rural areasand towns of up to 20,000 in population. Funds may be used for facility acquisition, construction, renovation,or the purchase of equipment and furnishings. Eligible applicants are units of local government, non-profit organizations, and Federally recognized Indian tribes.

 


US Department of Agriculture 
US Department of Agriculture



There are several opportunities offered by the US Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development that are available through the Recovery Act. To check out the programs or for information specific to Colorado click here, or contact Amy at the Colorado Rural Development Office at 720-544-2906.

 

 

 

Colorado Department of Education
Colorado Department of Education



Investing in Innovation Fund (i3)

Individual school districts or groups of districts can apply for the i3 grants, and entrepreneurial nonprofits can join with school districts to submit applications. Colleges and universities, companies and other stakeholders can be supporters of the projects.
Applicants must demonstrate their previous success in closing achievement gaps, improving student progress toward proficiency, increasing graduation rates, or recruiting and retaining high-quality teachers and principals.

Under the proposed priorities, grants would be awarded in three categories:

  • Scale-up Grants: The largest possible grant category is focused on programs and practices with the potential to reach hundreds of thousands of students. Applicants must have a strong base of evidence that their program has had a significant effect on improving student achievement.  
  • Validation Grants: Existing, promising programs that have good evidence of their impact and are ready to improve their evidence base while expanding in their own and other communities.
  • Development Grants: The smallest grant level designed to support new and high-potential practices whose impact should be studied further.

For more information, please visit the following links:
Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) - Recovery Act
Colorado Department of Education - Recovery Act