State Project Improvement Grants

Energy Retrofits for Public Buildings

State Project Improvement grants help state agencies invest in energy efficiency while making other improvements. State agencies and institutions with projects that can be redesigned to increase efficiency and environmental performance can receive funding to cover the increased costs of the redesigned project.

This program was previously called the Minor Works Grant or the Energy Enhancement Grant. This grant has been developed in partnership with the State Efficiency and Environmental Performance (SEEP) Office.

Funding Opportunity Coming Soon

A new Request for Applications will be announced in 2021, with $4.3 million available for award.

Previously Funded Projects

$6.5 million was awarded in 2019 to 16 state agencies and institutions:

  • Clover Park Technical College – $225,445
  • Department of Social and Health Services – $643,466
  • Eastern Washington State Historical Society – $300,000
  • Edmonds Community College – $74,986
  • Grays Harbor College – $46,000
  • Green River College – $100,000
  • Highline College – $92,950
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology – $747,000
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology – $572,000
  • Shoreline Community College – $249,912
  • South Puget Sound Community College – $188,000
  • The Evergreen State College – $1,159,232
  • University of Washington Bothell – $695,000
  • Washington State Historical Society – $195,616
  • Washington State University – $327,595
  • Yakima Valley College – $600,529

Quick Links

Informational Session

An informational webinar on Aug. 14 covered project eligibility, the planned program timeline and guidance needed to apply. 

Need Help?

Program Managers

Jill Eikenhorst
energyretrofits@commerce.wa.gov
360-522-0000

Kristen Kalbrener
energyretrofits@commerce.wa.gov

Managing Director

Jennifer Grove
jennifer.grove@commerce.wa.gov
360-763-2213

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