Non-Profit Facilities Program Grants (NEEP)
Energy Outreach Colorado’s Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Program (NEEP) raises funds for energy efficiency grants for non-profit facilities. This allows participating organizations to reduce their energy costs and allocate more of their operating budgets to community services for low-income families and seniors.
How It Works
- NEEP funding is raised through organizations, including the City of Denver’s Office of Strategic Partnerships, utility companies including Atmos Energy, SourceGas and Xcel Energy, and other contributors to Energy Outreach Colorado.
- Energy Outreach accepts grant applications from 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that own a facility in need of energy efficiency improvements and serves the low-income community, particularly those with high-energy demands such as shelters and safe houses.
- NEEP applications are reviewed three times a year and evaluated by a committee of industry professionals.
- Energy audit data and cost-benefit ratios determine which measures are funded.
- Energy Outreach personnel oversee each project and conduct quality control inspections.
- Energy Outreach provides NEEP participants with staff and client education about energy conservation behaviors.