Notice of Funding Opportunity for Clean Energy Fund RD&D Grants
The State Energy Office is accepting grant applications for the Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Program from Washington-based entities seeking funds for clean energy projects. Application period ends on Aug. 31, 2018. This program is part of the Clean Energy Fund 3 (CEF 3) and appears in Section 1013 of Substitute Senate Bill 6090 of the Capital Budget. In this program, $7,614,500 will be competitively awarded.
Commerce consulted and coordinated with clean energy institutions of higher learning, national laboratories, and other clean energy organizations to design the grant program. Departments engaged in the consultation process are not eligible to participate in the competitive application process.
Non-state funds being sought will match state RD&D funds at a 1:1 or greater ratio. A higher ratio is desired and will be considered during competitive prioritization and ranking. Program funds must be used to develop and acquire capital assets having a lifespan of 13+ years. It is expected that the projects will be completed within 24 to 36 months of the RD&D match award.