Commercial Grant







Grant Overview

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:  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. 

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.

1 Round Per Year. 

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

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