Discount Programs, Rebates and Services
The City of Fort Collins is committed to a high-quality, safe community with equal access to services. As part of that mission of providing exceptional service for an exceptional community, the City offers numerous discounts, rebates, and services for qualifying citizens – including a grocery tax rebate, reduced fees for Recreation classes, free indoor air quality assessments, and many more. Take our income-qualifying eligibility quiz, use the listing or search below to learn more.
Income-Qualifying Programs Eligibility Quiz
Looking to see what income-based rebates and programs you might qualify for? Take our quick and easy eligibility quiz to find out.
Download the full list of discount services offered by the City:
Adopt-A-Neighbor Program coordinates with volunteers to provide snow shoveling for Fort Collins residents who are physically unable to do so and cannot afford to hire someone.
Citizen Police Academy is a no cost 11-week program aimed at giving community members and inside look at local law enforcement.
ClimateWise is a free, voluntary program dedicated to helping local businesses and the environment. Businesses are provided with free technical assesments, public recognition, employee engagement and education, as well as networking opportunities.
Assistance with Colorado State Historic Tax Credits. Receive 25% back of all approved costs, in the form of a dollar-for-dollar state income tax credit, for work on both the interior and exterior of designated resources. Any unused credit may be carried forward for ten years.
Community Mediation uses professionally trained and certified mediators to help neighbors come together in a neutral setting to resolve disputes in a way that fosters creativity, communication, and compromise.
Competitive grant funding for qualified uses by eligible nonprofit agencies and low income housing providers. Federal, State, and City dollars available.
The Design Assistance Program offers $2,000 towards the expertise of qualified consultants to develop compatible exterior designs for homes in Fort Collins historic and older neighborhoods.
Dial-A-Ride is a door-to-door paratransit service for individuals who, because of a disability, are prevented from using Transfort.
Free site visits to assist property owners with drainage issues and flood protection. Staff offers suggestions on ways to improve drainage and how to protect the property from flood damage. Call 970-221-6700 for more information.
CSU Sponsored Program: Fall Clean Up is a once-a-year program in which CSU students & staff assist qualifying Fort Collins neighbors with outdoor yard work. Typically scheduled for October/November.
The Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC) has partnered with Fort Collins Utilities to offer services and products to qualified residents to improve your home's efficiency at no extra cost.
Free Indoor Air Quality Assessments are performed by certified Master Home Educators to help families ensure and improve the air quality of their homes. Includes a free radon test kit.
Qualifying residents will receive a rebate for sales tax paid on food during the previous year. Approved applicants may receive up to $56 per person in their household.
Reduce costs and increase the comfort of your home. A qualified Efficiency Works auditor will inspect your home, install limited energy and water saving devices, and provide a prioritized list of recommendations. An Energy Advisor will help you select a contractor and understand available rebates.
Receive financing for energy efficiency and solar PV loans through Elevations Credit Union. Loans range from $500-$25,000 and can cover up to 100% of the project cost.
Homebuyer Assistance (HBA) is designed to help cover a portion of the required down payment and closing costs for buyers who have not been on title to a home for the past three years.
Landmark Rehabilitation Loan Program ensures the quality and integrity of designated historic resources in Fort Collins. The maximum loan amount for any project is $7,500 with zero percent interest. Repayment on loans only due to the City when property is sold or transferred.
Free Professional Advice and Free Assistance Preparing Applications. Complimentary, no-obligation consultations may be arranged with architects, preservation contractors and structural engineers, to provide expert advice on design and construction issues affecting historic buildings.
Fort Collins Utilities and Platte River Power Authority are partnering with local retailers to offer discounted pricing on Energy Star qualified LEDs, select dimmers and occupancy sensors.
The City of Fort Collins provides radon-testing kits at a discounted rate of $5 for short-term and $18 for long-term kits. Available at the Senior Center or Fort Collins Development Review Center.
Qualifying households requiring medically necessary electrical equipment or air conditioning may receive a utility bill discount on electric cost.
Neighborhood Grants will be awarded between $25 to $500 for events that foster positive neighboring activities. Grants will be awarded three times throughout the year.
Neighborhood Night Out occurs the first Tuesday of August. Hosting neighborhoods will be provided t-shirts and a goody bag to assist with hosting the event.
The Party Registration is a cooperative effort between CSU and City of Fort Collins to provide party hosts with a warning, providing a 20-minute window to voluntarily terminate a party, after a noise complaint is received.
Obtain financial help to pay your utility bill if it is past due. Assistance may be received once per year.
Qualifying renters will be rebated an amount equal to 1.44% of the total rent payments made in 2014. Only the portion of rent you personally paid is eligible. Property owners will be rebated the amount of tax levied by the City for the prior year.
Adaptive Recreation Opportunities provides equal opportunity to coordinate with licensed therapeutic specialists to determine the proper recreation programs that accomodates and fits your needs.
The reduced fee program provides discounts on class registration and facilities fees for people who demonstrate financial need.
Get paid to save energy. Recycle your old refrigerator or freezer and receive a $35 bill credit. Plus, we’ll arrange to have it hauled away for free.
Receive a $50 bill credit for purchasing an Energy Star high-efficiency clothes washer.
Receive a $10 bill credit for purchasing a WaterSense showerhead.
Receive a bill credit when you replace your old toilet with a WaterSense labeled model. Receive a $50 rebate for toilets for 1.1 gallon or less per flush (qualified dual flush toilets eligible).
The Restorative Justice Conferencing Program (RJCP) provides an alternative for young offenders (10-17) to avoid the traditional criminal justice system by requiring them to participate in a community conference.
The RESTORE Program provides an opportunity for young people (10-17) who have shoplifted to better understand that circumstances and impact of their offense through a group setting.
Santa Cops is a holiday outreach program designed to provide positive interaction between law enforcement individuals and children throughout Larimer County.
Receive a rebate for the installation of a new photovoltaic system and bill credits for returned electricity.
New technology is available to help make sprinkler systems more water-efficient. Fort Collins Utilities offers rebates on qualifying equipment
A free sprinkler audit can show you how to save water by using your sprinkler system more effectively. Participants receive a system evaluation and watering schedule. Scheduling begins in May.
State Historical Fund Grants are awarded to preservation projects that demonstrate public benefit and community support. Examples of projects include restoration of historic buildings, preservation planning studies, and education and training programs.
Discounted Transfort ride passes for seniors and those with disabilities.
Youths and CSU students, faculty and staff are offered complimentary rides.
Fort Collins Utilities collaborates at state and local levels to offer a comprehensive portfolio of affordability programs to customers.
Qualified residents can receive a rebate for a portion of the utilities they paid to the City of Fort Collins. The amount paid on this rebate depends on the types of services provided to your address by the City of Fort Collins.
Victim Assistance program provides aid to innocent persons who suffer physical, emotional, or financial loss as a result of a crime of violence.
The Xeriscape Incentive Program features free educational workshops and online resources to help residents create an attractive, low water-using landscape. Eligible Fort Collins Utilities customers can receive a rebate of 75 per square foot.
Youth Police Academy is a 5 day camp for high school students to introduce them to police work.
Zero interest loans are available for radon mitigation, mold remediation, and fireplace or wood stove upgrades. The maximum loan amount is $10,000 depending on the type of improvement. Projects may be combined.