Request for Information – Multifamily Weatherization

The Department of Commerce administers multiple weatherization programs serving low- and moderate-income households throughout Washington State. Through partnerships with weatherization providers, the program delivers affordable housing preservation and energy efficiency upgrades by providing repairs, health and safety improvements, and installation of energy efficiency measures in low- income communities. To learn more, please the Weatherization and Energy Efficiency page. Multifamily Expansion According to the 2017 American Community Survey, nearly 750,000 households…

Request for Proposals – Hunger Relief Response in Permanent Supportive Housing

The Washington Department of Commerce, hereafter called “COMMERCE,” is initiating this Request for Proposals to solicit Proposals from those qualified and interested in participating in a project to operate hunger relief response programs serving individuals living in permanent supportive housing. This grant is county specific- King and Spokane. See RFP document. Close date: June 23, 2023 Download the RFP (PDF)

Washington Electric Vehicle Incentive Program Request for Proposals

Commerce is initiating a Request for Proposals (RFP) to hire a consultant to design Phase I of a multi-phase electric vehicle (EV) incentive program, including a point-of-sale rebate program. Programs designed from this contract will help the state accelerate electric vehicle adoption, make electric vehicles affordable for residents currently priced out of the market, improve air quality in overburdened communities, and reduce climate pollution. Phase I Funding amount Commerce has…

Larger Cities, counties and tribes being allocated funding directly from the U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the eligibility of larger cities and counties (PDF), and federally-recognized tribes (PDF) of Washington to apply directly to the federal government for EECBG formula funds. Applications from local governments are due to the federal Department of Energy by January 31, 2024. The DOE’s application template, Energy and Conservation Strategy, states that local governments of all sizes are expected to “coordinate and share information…

Environmental Justice Assessments – Public comment period open through June 8, 2023

Commerce intends to adopt one additional SAA to create a pathway that encourages programs to opt-in to HEAL activities that wouldn’t otherwise be required to do so under the statutorily defined SAA categories. The additional SAA is: Where practicable, as determined by Commerce upon recommendation of the applicable program: projects of existing Commerce grant or loan programs that do not otherwise qualify as a SAA under RCW 70A.02.010(12); and/or Federally-funded…

Statewide Impact – Competitive Request for Proposals

OCVA seeks a contractor or contractors to provide training and technical support to the recipients of our funding. This includes OCVA’s Sexual Assault Services and Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) Initiative grantees and Tribal partners. OCVA also seeks a contractor or contractors to provide statewide representation, advocacy, and education on behalf of these service providers as well as victims and survivors in Washington. The contractor will support all aspects of this…

Open Funding Opportunities for Electric Vehicles and Charging Equipment

Commerce Clean Energy Fund (CEF) – Electrification of Transportation Systems (ETS) Round 2 Grants – For local governments and federally recognized Tribal governments for the procurement, installation, and integration of electric vehicle supply infrastructure and/or hydrogen refueling station infrastructure in rural communities. Phase 2 final applications due May 15, 2023. WSDOT Zero-emissions Access Program Grants – Grants for electric vehicle car-sharing for communities not served by transit. Applications due May…

Electrification of Transportation Systems Round 1 Awards nearly $1 million in Grants

In March 2023, Commerce announced $970,000 in Clean Energy Fund grants to five projects that will support electric vehicle charging infrastructure throughout the state. Eligible applicants for this first round of current funding through the Electrification of Transportation Systems program were local governments, federally recognized tribal governments, small utilities and state agencies. Commerce initially received 23 applications in a two-phase review process that resulted in the selection of these projects…