Building Electrification Grant

The Building Electrification Grant program, under the Clean Energy Fund, 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, control systems that enable grid integration or demand control, and on-site renewable generation and efficiency measures.

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Program details

The Building Electrification Grant program will fund projects under two tracks.

  • Track 1 projects will expand the deployment of Grid-Interactive Buildings.
  • Track 2 projects will support the installation of Electric Equipment and Fuel Switching.

Who is eligible?

The Building Electrification Grant program provides funding for building owners and tenants located in Washington state.

Eligible applicants include:

  • For-profit companies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • State, Local, and Tribal Governments, including K-12 Public Schools 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.

How much funding is available?

A total of approximately $9,700,000 will be available under a competitive application process. $4,850,000 is available for successful applications under each Track.

Applicants can request grants from $50,000 up to a maximum of $1,000,000 for their project.

How do I apply?

Application materials will be available upon release of the Request for Application (RFA), which Commerce anticipates to release in fall 2022.

Focus on Equity

The Building Electrification Program is focusing on achieving the goals of the 2021 Washington State Energy Strategy to equitably meet building emissions reduction goals. Eligible applicants that serve highly impacted communities and vulnerable populations are eligible for reduced non-state match requirements, depending on their level of commitment to those populations. Eligible applicants must also provide workforce development opportunities and agreements to not increase rents due to improvements funded under this program.