Building Electrification Program

The Building Electrification Program provides funding for multifamily residential and commercial building owners and tenants to deploy and demonstrate grid-enabled, high-efficiency, all-electric buildings that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the path to zero-energy. This includes shifting from fossil fuels to high-efficiency electric equipment and systems, control systems that enable grid integration or demand control, and on-site renewable generation and efficiency measures.

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Commerce is Now Accepting Applications for Building Electrification Grants

A total of approximately $9,700,000 will be available under a competitive application process to fund projects under two tracks to deploy grid-interactive buildings, and shift from fossil fuel and inefficient electric equipment and systems to high-efficiency electric equipment and systems. Commerce is prioritizing projects that provide workforce development opportunities, and commit to reducing energy burdens for priority communities, Tribal communities, low-income households, and organizations and businesses that serve the aforementioned populations.

How do I apply?

The Request for Applications (RFA) is open on October 17, 2022. Applications will be accepted until January 9, 2023 at 4 PM PST. Commerce will acknowledge receipt of your application within 48 hours of submission of your application.

Program Documents

The Question and Answer period ended December 19, 2022 (see RFA Section 2.2). No further questions regarding this solicitation can be answered at this time. Please refer to the Q&A document above.

Who is eligible?

  • For-profit companies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • State, Local, and Federally Recognized Tribal Governments, including K-12 Public School Districts and Housing Authorities
  • Individual owners of commercial and multifamily residential buildings
  • Program administrators, including Non-profit organizations, Local Governments, and Retail Electric Utilities

Entities also receiving the Early Adopter Incentive created under the Washington Clean Buildings Performance Standard are eligible to receive grant funds under this program.

Bidder’s Conference

Commerce has scheduled two virtual Bidder’s Conferences for prospective applicants. Attendance is not mandatory, but prospective applicants are encouraged to attend. Each conference will include a summary of the information contained in the RFA, as well as an opportunity for applicant questions.

Bidder’s Conference 1: Hosted October 24, 2022

Bidder’s Conference 2: Hosted November 1, 2022