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The Clean Energy Fund (CEF) program funds the development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technology.  Established in 2013, Gov. Inslee has continued to champion the fund, and the legislature again invested capital budget in these grant programs. Program development and deployment is currently underway. Guidelines and dates of application periods for each program is posted as available.

Grid Modernization Program

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This program is for public and private electrical utilities serving Washington customers. Utilities can partner with other public and private sector research organizations and businesses to apply for funding.

Visit webpage: Energy Grid Modernization

Solar Deployment Program

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Application review will begin December 4, 2018. Submit applications by December 3, 2018 for the best chance of consideration. Applications submitted after December 3, 2018 may be accepted as needed.

This is open to Washington-based entities developing solar generating projects in Washington state. 

Visit webpage: Solar Deployment Program

Research, Development and Demonstration Program

This program is to provide match for federal and non-state funds for strategic research and development projects on new and emerging technologies.

Visit webpage: Energy RD&D

Questions on the Clean Energy Fund?

Send an email to:
CEF@commerce.wa.gov

Program Supervisor

Hans Berg
hans.berg@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-528-7063

Grants to Nonprofit Lenders

Revolving Loan Fund grants show that a modest public investment can promote private investment. This drives economic activity and jobs for Washingtonians and helps our state lead the nation in energy efficiency.

Visit webpage: Energy Revolving Loan Fund

Electrification of Transportation (ET) Program

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Open application announcement is anticipated in Jan. 2019

This program will offer funding for Washington state local governments and public or private electrical utilities. They can partner with other public and private sector research organizations and businesses. 

Visit webpage: Electrification of Transportation

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