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.
- State Energy Office
- Energy RD&D Grants [ CEF ]
- Energy Revolving Loan Grants [ CEF ]
- Electrification of Transportation [ CEF ]
- Grid Modernization [ CEF ]
- Solar Deployment Program [ CEF ]
- Clean Technology Industry Sector
- Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants [ EE&S ] Application period open!
- Governor Inslee’s Executive Order 18-01 (pdf)
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
This program is to provide match for federal and non-state funds for strategic research and development projects on new and emerging technologies.
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.