Tribal Clean Energy Grants: applications now open for tribes and tribes’ contracted service providers for clean energy projects

Commerce is now accepting applications to support the planning, design, and construction of clean energy projects that promote tribal sovereignty, advance resiliency, and contribute to Washington’s decarbonization goals. These funds are exclusively available for federally recognized tribes and tribes’ contracted service providers. Approximately $16 million dollars will be available to support the following project areas: Tribal clean energy development Clean and resilient energy projects Electric grid modernization and innovation  Innovative…

Grants to advance a clean and just energy future–Coming Soon!

In response to valuable feedback from the Request for Information (RFI) issued in fall 2023, as well as previous stakeholder input, Commerce is implementing a new approach that is designed to reduce barriers for applicants, maximize the construction timeline for clean energy projects and enhance equitable outcomes. In the first half of 2024, Commerce will offer clean energy funding opportunities tailored to specific applicants and project types. Tribal Clean Energy…

Commerce awards $35.4 million for solar power with battery back-up systems to bolster community resilience

Commerce awards $35.4 million for solar power with battery back-up systems to bolster community resilience

Grants will support 52 planning and 39 installation solar projects that will provide back-up power for community buildings to serve emergency and other critical needs statewide. OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $35.4 million in grants to local, state, and tribal governments and non-profits to plan and install solar and battery back-up power at community buildings. The projects will provide clean back-up power for critical…