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) Application period open!
- Clean Technology Industry Sector
- Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants (EE and S) Application period open!
- Governor Inslee’s Executive Order 18-01 (pdf)
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
Solar Deployment Program
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
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
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