ASR will evaluate applications received on a quarterly basis. All required forms and supporting documentation must be included at the time the application is submitted. The Application Form is included below, and a sample agreement is included as Appendix A to the Application Form. Please review the sample agreement with the City’s standard language and insurance requirements before submitting your application.
The mission of the Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency (CASR) is to act with urgency to proactively mitigate climate change by advancing science-based strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a scale and timeline that align with the recommendations from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; cultivate resiliency in the face of potential climate change-related emergencies; secure an economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable city for generations to come; and ensure that the setting of goals and metrics and monitoring of results considers equity.
On November 3, 2020, the people of the City and County of Denver voted in favor of Ballot Initiative 2A, raising the local sales and use tax by 0.25% to create the Climate Protection Fund (CPF). The CPF is dedicated to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, supporting climate adaptation, and creating new jobs to improve the lives of Denverites. This program will be funded by the CPF and is intended to address the following allowable CPF uses contained in D.R.M.C. § 2-406:
- Upgrade the energy efficiency of homes, offices, and industry to reduce their carbon footprint, utility bills, and indoor air pollution.
- Increases investments in solar power, battery storage, and other renewable energy technology.
- Job creation through local workforce training and new careers for under-resourced individuals in clean energy technology and management of natural resources.
- Adaptation and resiliency programs that help vulnerable communities prepare for a changing climate.