Big Swings in Electric Utility Conservation Targets

BY GLENN BLACKMON The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) requires that each utility with more than 25,000 customers conduct a new conservation potential study every two years, looking ahead at savings that are available and cost-effective in the upcoming 10-year period. These studies are used to set two-year targets. Utilities that fail to hit these targets are subject to monetary penalties. Electric utilities in Washington are reporting big swings in

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Due June 30: Housing Preservation Program Funds

Commerce is soliciting applications for funding from the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) to ensure the long-term viability of the existing HTF multifamily rental portfolio. Interested applicants should review the 2018 Housing Preservation Program NOFA to determine eligibility.

Due May 31: Youth Recreational Facilities Grant

The application period for Youth Recreational Facilities Grant (YRF) for the 2019-2021 session is now open. These grants fund 25 percent of eligible capital costs up to $1,200,000 for nonresidential facilities that provide youth (K-12) with recreation opportunities integrated with social and/or educational services.

Due Date: May 11, 2018 – Unreinforced Masonry Building Inventory

The Washington State Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from firms interested in participating on a project for a study/inventory regarding suspected unreinforced masonry building in Washington state. More Information Questions? Contact Noreen Hoban, Management Analyst, at or 360-725.5039. Download RFP Addendum (includes RFP pre-proposal material and FAQ).

Due June 1: CDBG Community Development Block Grants

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 General Purpose Grants cycle.  Grants assist Washington State small cities, towns, and counties in carrying out significant community and economic development projects principally benefiting low- and moderate-income persons.