Program Goal: To aid in the expedited adoption of zero-emission lawn and garden equipment, the RAQC has funding available to help local small businesses using outdoor power equipment in the Denver Metro/North Front Range ozone non-attainment area to replace gasoline-powered equipment. This commercial program is only available through participating Ace Hardware stores.
Funding: Approximately $250,000 is available for funding the replacement of gasoline-powered commercial lawn and garden equipment with electric powered equipment. Applicants must apply for and be awarded funding before purchasing eligible equipment. Funding applications will be reviewed by our selection committee with awards up to $6,000 for each round.
Program Dates: Program Opens February 1, 2024
Eligible Entities: All small businesses using outdoor power equipment within the Denver Metro/North Front Range 9-county ozone non-attainment area and in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State
Applicant Matching Funds: All small businesses will be required to contribute a 50% match for the total purchase of new battery powered electric equipment. For example, if you receive a $1,000 grant you will need to make a $2,000 total purchase including grant monies.
Recycling: You must recycle your old gas-powered equipment at a recycler to receive a grant. Find a list of recyclers here