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City Encourages Applications to the Solar Grant Program Spring 2019 Cycle

More than $100,000 available to nonprofits
and income-qualified homeowners

The City of Boulder is pleased to announce the latest application cycle for the Solar Grant Program. Through the program, Boulder-based nonprofit organizations and income qualified homeowners are eligible for financial assistance to install solar electric or solar thermal (hot water) systems. The deadline to apply for the spring cycle is April 30, 2019.

“Helping make solar affordable for all members of our community is not just a critical step in achieving our climate goals, it also supports our broader community goals,” said energy manager Carolyn Elam. “Through lower energy costs, our non-profit organizations can direct more resources towards their programs and our income qualified homeowners can alleviate some of the affordability challenges that they face.”

The Solar Grant Program is one of many city initiatives that support the development of clean, local and affordable energy and the city’s Climate Commitment goal of reaching 100 megawatts of local renewable energy by 2030. Since 2008, the program has funded nearly $650,000 in solar installation for nonprofits and homeowners.

Jonathan Lev, executive director of the Boulder Jewish Community Center, says, “We built the new JCC with sustainability as a core value. The addition of our solar system, which was made possible thanks to an initial grant from the City of Boulder, further demonstrates our commitment to our community and environment."  

More than $100,000 is available for the spring 2019 cycle. All submissions are due by April 30, 2019.

For applications and program information, visit the Solar Grant Program page.
For eligibility details, visit the Solar Grant Evaluation Criteria page.

Information about the city’s Climate Commitment goals, strategy and programs is available at

Published: March 19, 2019

Media Contacts:
Alexis Bullen, Sustainability Communications, 303-441-1878
Sandy Briggs, Solar Grant Program Coordinator, 303-441-1931