The energy efficiency and solar grant goals are to increase energy efficiency and reduce water costs at state public higher education institutions, local government facilities, state agencies and kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) public school districts. This program is awarded through a competitive process and also supports the use of products made in Washington. 

2018 Energy Efficiency and Solar Grant Program

We are currently working on the program parameters and guidelines. The DRAFT guidelines are listed to the right. We will post an announcement when the current 2018 program application process is open. We tentatively anticipate we will open the process in late August 2018.

The energy efficiency and solar grant program was provided with the following funding for 2018.

  • $3,675,000 each year for 2018 and 2019 for grants that provide operational cost savings improvements to facilities and projects that result in energy and operating cost savings.
  • $1,750,000 is for grants for projects that include the purchase and installation of solar energy systems, with a preference for products made in Washington.
  • $1,400,000 is for energy efficiency improvements to minor works and stand-alone projects at state-owned facilities that will repair or replace existing building systems.
  • $500,000 goes to the Department of Enterprise Services for their resource conservation managers. They will assist state agencies and school districts to improve energy and other resource efficiency in state-owned facilities.