Boulder Energy Challenge seeking applicants for $200,000 in grant funding

BOULDER — The city of Boulder is launching a second round of funding through its grant program, the Boulder Energy Challenge.

The grant is meant to solicit innovative solutions from the community for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions in Boulder.

The program is offering up to $200,000 this year to fund solutions.

A letter of intent to apply is due Friday, May 26.

Several project types are eligible, including pilot projects that run a limited test or trial on a technology or application, new business model testing or efforts to remove key legislative, regulatory or financial barriers. Other eligible project types include those that change energy behaviors or engage the community.

Any business, nonprofit, academic institution or individual can be eligible to apply. The applying entity does not need to be based in Boulder, but the implementation must happen in Boulder. Additional funding outside of the grant will earn points in evaluation.

Projects should focus on addressing energy in areas like electricity, building energy use and transportation.

The maximum award is $100,000, but distribution of the $200,000 has not yet been determined.

If interested in applying, view the grant guidelines.