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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.

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Adopt-A-Neighbor Program

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.

  • Renters
  • Property Owners
  • Seniors
  • Adults
  • Medical or Accessibility Needs

Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy is a no cost 11-week program aimed at giving community members and inside look at local law enforcement.

  • Adults
  • Crime and Prevention

ClimateWise

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.

  • Businesses / Nonprofits

Colorado State Historic Tax Credits Assistance

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.

  • Property Owners

Community Mediation

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.

  • Renters
  • Property Owners
  • Adults

Competitive Grants

Competitive grant funding for qualified uses by eligible nonprofit agencies and low income housing providers. Federal, State, and City dollars available.

  • Businesses / Nonprofits

Design Assistance Program

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.

  • Property Owners

Dial-A-Ride

Dial-A-Ride is a door-to-door paratransit service for individuals who, because of a disability, are prevented from using Transfort.

  • Medical or Accessibility Needs

Drainage and Flood Protection Site Visits

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.

  • Property Owners
  • Businesses / Nonprofits

Fall Clean Up

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.

  • Income Eligible
  • Seniors
  • Medical or Accessibility Needs

Free Home Efficiency Assessment

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.

  • Adults
  • Utilities Customers

Free Indoor Air Quality Assessments

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.

  • Renters
  • Property Owners
  • Adults

Grocery Sales Tax Rebate

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.

  • Children
  • Income Eligible
  • Adults

Home Efficiency Audit and Upgrades

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.

  • Property Owners
  • Adults
  • Utilities Customers

Home Efficiency Loan Program

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.

  • Property Owners
  • Utilities Customers

Homebuyer Assistance

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.

  • Income Eligible
  • Adults

Landmark Rehabilitation Loan Program

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.

  • Property Owners

Landmark/Historic District Free Consultations

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.

  • Property Owners

Lighting Efficiency Discounts

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.

  • Renters
  • Property Owners
  • Adults
  • Utilities Customers

Low Cost Radon Testing Kits

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.

  • Renters
  • Property Owners
  • Adults
  • Businesses / Nonprofits

Medical Assistance Program

Qualifying households requiring medically necessary electrical equipment or air conditioning may receive a utility bill discount on electric cost.

  • Income Eligible
  • Medical or Accessibility Needs
  • Utilities Customers

Neighborhood Grants

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.

  • Renters
  • Property Owners
  • Adults

Neighborhood Night Out

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.

  • Renters
  • Property Owners
  • Adults

Party Registration

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.

  • Renters
  • Property Owners
  • Students
  • Adults

Payment Assistance

Obtain financial help to pay your utility bill if it is past due. Assistance may be received once per year.

  • Income Eligible
  • Adults
  • Utilities Customers

Property Tax or Rent Rebate

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.

  • Income Eligible
  • Renters
  • Property Owners

Recreation Adaptive Recreation Opportunities

Adaptive Recreation Opportunities provides equal opportunity to coordinate with licensed therapeutic specialists to determine the proper recreation programs that accomodates and fits your needs.

  • Medical or Accessibility Needs

Reduced Fee Program

The reduced fee program provides discounts on class registration and facilities fees for people who demonstrate financial need.

  • Income Eligible

Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling Rebate

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.

  • Adults
  • Utilities Customers

Residential Clothes Washer Rebates

Receive a $50 bill credit for purchasing an Energy Star high-efficiency clothes washer.

  • Adults
  • Utilities Customers

Residential Showerhead Rebates

Receive a $10 bill credit for purchasing a WaterSense showerhead.

  • Adults
  • Utilities Customers

Residential Toilet Rebates

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).

  • Adults
  • Utilities Customers

Restorative Justice

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.

  • Children
  • Crime and Prevention

RESTORE

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.

  • Children
  • Crime and Prevention

Santa Cops

Santa Cops is a holiday outreach program designed to provide positive interaction between law enforcement individuals and children throughout Larimer County.

  • Children

Solar Rebates

Receive a rebate for the installation of a new photovoltaic system and bill credits for returned electricity.

  • Property Owners
  • Utilities Customers

Sprinkler Equipment Rebates

New technology is available to help make sprinkler systems more water-efficient. Fort Collins Utilities offers rebates on qualifying equipment

  • Property Owners
  • Utilities Customers

Sprinkler System Audits

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.

  • Property Owners
  • Adults
  • Utilities Customers

State Historical Fund Grants

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.

  • Property Owners

Transfort Disabled & Senior Pass

Discounted Transfort ride passes for seniors and those with disabilities.

  • Seniors
  • Medical or Accessibility Needs

Transfort Free Rides

Youths and CSU students, faculty and staff are offered complimentary rides.

  • Children
  • Students

Utilities Affordability Portfolio

Fort Collins Utilities collaborates at state and local levels to offer a comprehensive portfolio of affordability programs to customers.

  • Income Eligible
  • Renters
  • Property Owners
  • Seniors
  • Adults
  • Medical or Accessibility Needs
  • Utilities Customers

Utility Rebate

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.

  • Income Eligible
  • Seniors
  • Medical or Accessibility Needs
  • Utilities Customers

Victim Assistance

Victim Assistance program provides aid to innocent persons who suffer physical, emotional, or financial loss as a result of a crime of violence.

  • Crime and Prevention

Xeriscape Incentive Program

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.

  • Property Owners
  • Utilities Customers

Youth Police Academy

Youth Police Academy is a 5 day camp for high school students to introduce them to police work.

  • Children
  • Students

Zero Interest Air Quality Loans

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.

  • Property Owners
  • Utilities Customers