Home Energy Rebate program receives funding from DOE

Washington is one of the first states in the country to receive funding for the new Home Energy Rebates program. The U.S. Department of Energy granted Commerce $84.9 million for the Home Electrification and Appliance Rebate program and we expect more funding when DOE reviews our application for the Whole Home Efficiency Rebate program. “We are eager to bring funding for high-efficiency electric equipment including heat pump technologies, to communities…

Innovation Cluster Accelerator Program Cohort 2.5 Solicitation Application

The Washington State Department of Commerce, is initiating a Solicitation of Applications from industry-led consortia interested in participating in the a new accelerated cohort of the Innovation Cluster Accelerator Program (ICAP). ICAP is an economic development strategy to strengthen industry ecosystems and accelerate economic development. Contract award amounts: Maximum of $150,000 per contract. The number of awards depends on the number and quality of applications received. COMMERCE intends to award…

Request for Proposals: ICAP Fusion Cluster Applications

Commerce seeks proposals from fusion related industry-led clusters or consortia interested in participating in Fusion Cluster development as part of the Innovation Cluster Accelerator Program (ICAP). ICAP is an economic development strategy aimed at strengthening industry ecosystems and accelerating economic growth. Commerce is seeking proposals for the development of a Fusion Cluster and the development of a legislative report with recommendations on the promotion and development of fusion energy in…

Request for Qualifications and Quotes – Multi jurisdictional Task Force Peer Review Coordinator

The Washington State Department of Commerce is initiating this Request for Qualifications and Quotes (RFQQ) to solicit proposals from individuals interested in serving as a Peer Review Coordinator for up to seventeen multi jurisdictional task forces (MJTFs) funded by Commerce. The MJTF Peer Review Evaluation Program was developed to assess MJTF operations in terms of best practices, sound management, and performance measures. It is critical to success that first level…

PWB Meeting Date – June 7, 2024

The Public Works Board’s June Meeting is June 7, 2024 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. This meeting will be held online via Zoom, and in person at the Washington State Department of Commerce headquarters in Olympia (1011 Plum Street, Olympia, WA 98501). Zoom Link 06-07-2024 Agenda Packet (PDF)

Accepting applications for the Equitable Access to Credit Grant

The Equitable Access to Credit Program, authorized by HB 1015 (RCW 82.04.449) (PDF), provides a tax preference mechanism that generates funds for grants to qualified lending institutions. These grants, funded through contributions in exchange for B&O tax credits, are dedicated to providing access to credit for historically underserved communities. A minimum of 65% of the value of all grants awarded in any calendar year must be allocated for native Community…

Intent to award a sole source – MAKERS Architecture and Urban Design, LLP

The Department of Commerce (Commerce) intends to award a sole source contract agreement to MAKERS Architecture and Urban Design, LLP (MAKERS). The contract will be awarded on or about May 13, 2024, and will expire on June 30, 2025. The contract amount is $115,000 for the contract period. Commerce may extend this contract for up to two one-year terms based on funding availability and programmatic needs. Sole Source Scope This sole…

Intent to Award Sole Source – Resource Recycling Systems

The Department of Commerce (Commerce) intends to award a sole source contract agreement to Resource Recycling Systems, Inc. The contract will be awarded on or about May 3, 2024, and will expire on December 31, 2024. The contract is $78,000 for the contract period. Commerce may extend this contract for up to two one-year terms based on funding availability and programmatic needs. Sole Source Scope This sole source contract with…

Capital funding available for performing arts, art museum, and cultural organizations

Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2025-27 Building for the Arts grant program. These competitive grants can fund 33% of eligible capital costs, up to $2 million, for acquisition, construction, and/or major renovation of capital facilities. This grant opportunity is available to all tribes and nonprofit organizations with emphasis on performing arts projects, art museum projects, and cultural organization projects. Deadline Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday,…