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
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
Electrification of Transportation Systems (ETS) Program
Program updates coming in early 2019.
This program provides grants to Washington State local governments and retail electric utilities for charging infrastructure.
Visit webpage: Electrification of Transportation
Research, Development and Demonstration Program
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program
This grant program will provide funding to reduce greenhouse gases. The program will be available to Counties with a population of less than 300,000. This is under development and we anticipate it to be available in early May 2019.
Priorities will be given to projects that:
- When fully deployed will reduce emissions by a minimum of 750,000 tons per year
- Increase energy efficiencies
- Protect or create manufacturing jobs
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