Community funding available for 2024 sustainability projects that further the town’s net zero goals
The Town of Eagle is currently accepting funding applications for sustainability projects aligned with the net zero goals set by the Eagle Town Council in 2021. These goals aim for town operations to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2028, with the broader Eagle community following suit by reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2030.
To emphasize their dedication to our goals, the Town Council approved $250,000 for sustainability work in the 2024 budget. This year, $62,500 of that total will be dedicated to projects extending beyond town operations. A few community projects have already been identified, presenting the opportunity for other community groups to access the remaining $28,750 for community sustainability projects.
Projects are required to align with the town's net zero goals and have tangible impacts on reducing greenhouse gas emissions within the Town of Eagle. Examples of eligible projects include but are not limited to installing EV charging infrastructure that will be free to the public, deploying a project designed to eliminate food waste and increase composting among restaurants in Eagle, installing solar PV on buildings used as community centers, or projects that will decrease vehicle miles traveled (carpooling initiatives, bikeshare, etc.).
Applications will be accepted until all funds are allocated. They will be processed in the order received and reviewed by town staff. Approved projects will be presented to the town council for a final evaluation and decision.
Click here for more information, application forms and specific details regarding application requirements.
The Town looks forward to the exciting opportunities selected projects will bring. Stay tuned for more details about the awarded projects and the town’s journey to net zero!