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.

Clean Energy Entrepreneur Workshop, at Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, Seattle WA – August 21, 2019

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. 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. Webpage: Electrification of Transportation

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. Webpage: Energy RD&D

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program

This grant program will provide funding to reduce greenhouse gases. The program will be available to manufacturers that protect and create aluminum manufacturing jobs in Whatcom County. Proposals are due on July 29, 2019 at noon (PST). Webpage: GHG Reduction

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. Webpage: Energy Revolving Loan Fund

Solar Deployment Program

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The 2019 capital budget includes changes to requirements of the Solar Deployment Program. Once new program guidelines have been developed to meet the requirements of these revisions, our webpage will be updated.

Check back for program status.

Dairy Digester Nutrient Recovery

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The 2019 capital budget funds grants that enhance the viability of dairy digester bioenergy projects, energy efficiency and resource recovery to demonstrate advanced nutrient recovery systems. Grants will include one project east and one west of the Cascades.

Check back for program status.

Questions on the Clean Energy Fund?

Send an email to:

Program Supervisor

Hans Berg
Phone: 360-528-7063

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