Building Support

These grants support energy retrofits and repairs on community purpose buildings owned by non-profits to complete energy retrofits and/or building repairs up to a maximum of $100,000.

Energy Improvements

Costs associated with the purchase and installation of alternative and renewable energy generation systems, such as:

  • air source heat pumps
  • solar systems
  • heat storage
  • wind turbines

Costs associated with improving energy conservation and efficiency such as upgrades to:

  • air sealing
  • heating, ventilation, and air conditioning upgrades
  • led lighting upgrades
  • insulation
  • domestic hot water upgrades
  • thermostat and other controls

Building Repairs

Costs associated with restoring a building envelope such as:

  • walls
  • roofs
  • doors
  • windows

Costs associated with restoring structural components such as:

  • footings
  • foundations
  • posts and beams
  • the roof structure­­

Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations in the Columbia Basin Trust region and must:

  • Offer a broad range of social and community services that are barrier free;
  • Have a minimum annual budget of approximately $750,000; and
  • Own the community purpose building, defined as a building that:
    • Is accessed by a variety of people that use your non-profit’s services;
    • Demonstrates community benefit; and
    • Is actively used.

Non-eligible applicants for this program include local governments, school districts, registered public colleges and for-profit organizations.

  1. Read the Program Guide. You should contact Trust staff to discuss eligibility and/or to ask clarifying questions.
  2. Click here to be directed to the Trust’s online application site.
  3. If this is your first time using our application form website, you will need to create an account. If you have previously created an account, use that one.
  4. Download the Program Guide and Expression of Interest Worksheet to help you through the application process.
  5. You may save drafts and submit your completed application at any point before the deadline.
  6. Once your application is complete click ‘Submit’.
  7. You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received once you have clicked ‘Submit’.

If you prefer to submit a paper EOI, or if you have any questions about the application process, please contact Trust staff at npsgrants@ourtrust.org or 1.800.505.8998.

All applicants will be contacted via email about the outcome of their submissions.

This is a two-stage process:

  • You must submit an Expression of Interest by June 24, 2021.
  • If successful, we will invite you to submit an application by January 11, 2022

The Building Support Grants application is a two-stage process. Before starting the process, we highly encourage you to contact Trust staff to discuss your project idea by email at npsgrants@ourtrust.org or 1.800.505.8998.