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Grants to Washington school districts, institutions of higher education, government agencies, and tribal entities for projects that help to lower operational expenses and increase efficient energy usage. Funding is intended for improvements to public-owned facilities and related projects that result in energy and operational cost savings. Projects are required to utilize non-fossil fueled heating equipment or to demonstrate why that is not possible or cost-effective.
The goal of the grant program is to help fund projects that will benefit communities through the reduction of energy use and costs. This solicitation is designed to align with and support the goals of the Washington State Energy Strategy to meet the state’s greenhouse gas emission limits while benefitting people, businesses, and rural, urban, highly impacted, and indigenous communities throughout the state.
COMMERCE will prioritize projects that:
Examples of eligible, reimbursable expenditures include:
No more than 50% of energy savings (in kWh) can come from lighting efficiency projects. PCB lighting projects at schools may be 100% of the energy savings.
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Estimated Size of Grant:
The construction phase of the project must be completed within 18 months of the award letter return. The contract period is October 2022 - April 2025.
Apply Online: https://www.zoomgrants.com/zgf/Commerce/EnergyEfficiency2022
Submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Kalbrener, Program Manager
Jennifer Grove, Managing Director