August 2023 Open Funding Opportunities for Electric Vehicles and Charging Equipment

DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity – U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office open funding opportunity announcement for 15 different topic areas. State and local governments, tribes, higher education institutions, for-profit and nonprofit entities are eligible to apply. Concept papers due June 26, 2023; full applications due August 11, 2023. EPA Clean School Bus Program Grants – Grants for local or state government entities, tribal organizations, public…

PWB Now Accepting Broadband Loan Applications

The Washington State Public Works Board (PWB) has approximately $13.5 million available for broadband construction loans to acquire, install, or construct last and middle mile infrastructure in unserved areas of the state. Eligible applicants Local governments Tribes Nonprofit organizations Cooperative associations Multiparty entities Limited liability corporations (LLCs), incorporated businesses and partnerships Important dates Pre-applications are due by 11:59 p.m. PT, July 18, 2023. A 30-day objection period will follow, and…

Public Works Board Funding Applications Open Now

The Washington State Public Works Board (PWB) will accept funding applications for infrastructure construction projects now through 11:59 p.m. PT, July 7, 2023. Applications for pre-construction and emergency construction projects will be accepted until all allocated funds are exhausted. Cities, towns, counties, special purpose districts, and quasi-municipal organizations may apply. Eligible infrastructure systems include streets and roads, bridges, domestic water, stormwater, sanitary sewer, and solid waste, recycling and organics. Approximately…

Evergreen Manufacturing Growth Grants 2022 – Funding the development of regional cluster acceleration strategies and manufacturing growth

Notice: This program has now closed. You may review a list of grant awardees.  New application round will open in the 2023-2025 budget cycle. The Evergreen Manufacturing Growth Grants program is designed to increase the number of manufacturing and research and development jobs in Washington State. The $2 million in grants will be awarded to eligible manufacturing and research and development businesses as well as organizations defined as innovation clusters…

Grant funding to support project-ready industrial sites across Washington

The Industrial Site Readiness grant is designed to enhancing large scale site development by providing funding for various site readiness services, which will boost the state’s portfolio of project-ready sites and attract new investment. Industrial Site Readiness Grant Program Guidelines (PDF) Addendum 1 Site Readiness Grant Program Guidelines (PDF) Industrial Site Readiness Grant Online Application General Information and eligibility requirements The Industrial Site Readiness program offers $2.5 million in grant…

Matching grants available for federal broadband infrastructure financing opportunities

Important funding updates from the Washington State Broadband Office Matching Grant application changes There is approximately $ 25 million set-aside for Matching Grant applications. This is an “open cycle” on a first come, first serve basis, until funds are exhausted. There is a maximum $5 million dollar million or 25 percent of the federal grant amount sought, whichever is less. Eligible projects: eligible entities applying for federal broadband infrastructure funding.…

Commerce now accepting applications for Electrification of Transportation Systems grants

Commerce now accepting applications for Electrification of Transportation Systems grants

$10.6 million available to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Washington state OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce is now accepting applications for a new grant through the Electrification of Transportation Systems (ETS) program. Potential applicants must be part of Washington state local government, a retail electric utility serving Washington state, or any organization partnering with qualified entities. All modes of transportation qualify, and Commerce is prioritizing…

Ongoing – CERB Planning Program

Ongoing – CERB Planning Program

CERB provides limited grant funding for studies to evaluate high-priority economic development projects, and rural broadband projects. When considering planning grants, the Board gives priority to projects that could result in a type of project eligible for CERB construction funds.

Ongoing – CERB Prospective Development Program

Ongoing – CERB Prospective Development Program

Local governments and federally-recognized Indian tribes in rural counties and rural communities may apply for the Prospective Development (PD) program if an economic feasibility study has been conducted and demonstrates that private business development is likely to occur as a result of the public improvements.