GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENT – Innovate Fort Collins Challenge

The City of Fort Collins is pleased to offer the Innovate Fort Collins Challenge, a competition
that seeks proposals for innovative projects to help achieve the community’s ambitious Climate
Action Plan goals. Participating businesses and organizations can explore new ideas or
technology, leverage a financial award, and have an opportunity to showcase their project to a
broader audience.

COMPETITION FOCUS
1) Increased conservation, efficiency and renewable energy by city residents or businesses
demonstrated by reduced energy use or increased alternative energy production;
2) Increased use by city residents or businesses of alternative transportation options over
traditional automobiles resulting in reduced vehicle trips / reduced single-occupant travel in
the city, etc.; and
3)Greater reduction, reuse and recycling of waste materials by city residents or businesses

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
 Clear alignment with targeted themes in application material;
 Clear articulation of project plan and schedule, budget, goals, metrics and data collection process;
 Clear linkage to greenhouse gas reductions;
 Primary project benefits within city limits; and
 Sufficient, credible and current insurance, licensing and other documentation, as appropriate.

Successful applicants will be eligible to receive financial awards ranging from $5,000 to $250,000 based on approved project plans and budget.

COMPETITIVE PROCESS LAUNCHED: Week of April 3rd
LETTER OF INTENT DUE: April 28, 2017
FULL APPLICATION DUE: May 26, 2017
PITCH NIGHT: June 28, 2017
AWARDS ANNOUNCED: July, 2017

INNOVATE FORT COLLINS CHALLENGE SUMMARY

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