ReEnergize now taking applications for 2024 funding

Our popular ReEnergize Garfield County program, which provides financial aid for home energy-efficiency upgrades, is back for 2024 with increased funding. 

Launched in 2022, ReEnergize Garfield County helps low- and moderate-income households lower their utility bills and make their homes healthier and more comfortable. The program funded upgrades in 90 homes and helped another 90 families tap into state and federal funding in its first two years.

Through ReEnergize, households earning 80-150% of the area median income (AMI) can qualify for $2,000-$4,000 in financial aid toward recommended home energy measures, depending on income. For a family of four in Garfield County, the 150 percent cap equates to an annual income of $148,800.

Families that earn 80% of AMI ($79,360 for a family of four) or less will be referred to state or federal programs, where they can qualify for even better benefits.

ReEnergize participants receive a free home energy assessment and a writeup identifying specific measures that will do the most good and save the most money, along with individualized advice on how to proceed.

ReEnergize puts a strong emphasis on weatherization upgrades because they usually result in the biggest energy and money savings. Better insulation and air sealing makes a home more efficient, and that in turn reduces the cost of heating and cooling it.

Thanks to extra funding from Garfield County, obtained through a US Department of Energy grant, ReEnergize has $175,000 to give out in 2024 – nearly twice as much as last year. Additional funding from Glenwood Springs Electric will support ReEnergize assistance to customers of that utility.

We encourage anyone interested in ReEnergize to apply as soon as possible because much of the funding has already been committed to applicants who were waitlisted last year.

Visit the ReEnergize program page to apply!