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.

Site for the John Day Project
Clean Energy Project location overlooking John Day Dam

Grid Modernization Program

Application period is CLOSED.

Information on the webpage: Energy Grid Modernization

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. the 

Solar Deployment Program

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will be posted in the fall of 2018.

Webpage: Solar Deployment Program

This will be open to Washington-based entities developing solar generating projects. $1,552,000 in WA State funds and an additional $2,328,000 from U.S. DOE ARRA funds will be competitively awarded.

Research, Development and Demonstration Program

Webpage: Energy RD&D

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

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

Webpage: Energy Revolving Loan Fund

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.

Electrification of Transportation [ ET ] Program

Open application announcement is anticipated in January 2019

Webpage: Electrification of Transportation

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. 

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