Solar for All

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the Solar for All grant competition in June 2023, funded through the federal Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). This competitive grant is intended to support access to solar for low-income residents.

Solar for All Grant Competition

Applications for the Solar for All grant competition are due late September 2023, and the Department of Commerce plans to apply on behalf of Washington.

Commerce issued a Request for Information (RFI) in June 2023 to gather input on barriers and innovations in providing low-income and frontline populations with access to solar. Commerce is developing an application for the Solar for All grant with information gained from the RFI responses, EPA’s funding announcement, and Commerce’s prior experience implementing solar programs and grants.

Read Commerce’s Solar for All draft proposal (PDF).


Commerce held a public workshop on August 22, 2023, related to the federal Solar for All grant competition, where Commerce Energy staff provided an overview of the Solar for All competition, as well as the general concept Commerce is developing as part of its application. Commerce staff requested feedback from workshop attendees to better inform the final grant application. Commerce also requests any written feedback on the proposal by September 1, 2023. 

Solar for All Public Workshop Materials


Amy Wheeless, Federal Funding Manager