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Energy Efficiency Grant Program (EE)

Grants to Washington IHEs, School Districts, and Agencies for Projects
to Lower Operational Expenses and Increase Efficient Energy Usage

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Washington State Department of Commerce

Conf. Date:

12/03/20

Deadline Date:

01/29/21 4:00 PM PT Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Washington IHEs, K-12 public school districts, agencies, and tribal governments for projects to lower operational expenses and increase efficient energy usage. Projects in small towns and cities will receive special consideration. Funding is intended for energy efficiency retrofits that result in energy and operational cost savings on eligible public buildings.

Projects can save electricity, natural gas, water, or other resources consumed at the facility. Priority is given to school districts that remove lighting fixtures with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs).

Project Requirements: 

  • The project must be located at an existing facility owned by an eligible applicant and located in Washington State.
  • The project must be an improvement to facilities and related projects that result in energy and operational cost savings.
  • No more than 50% of energy savings (in BTUs) can come from lighting efficiency projects. PCB lighting projects at schools may be 100% of the energy savings.
  • Any commissioning must be combined with a capital retrofit project. 

  • Projects must have a simple pay back of less than 35 years, using statewide average utility rates, applicable statewide average costs, or applicant utility bills (for energy and operational costs not included in the table)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144052

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$3,570,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award is $500,000 per applicant. There is no minimum award amount.

Term of Contract:

The period of performance of any successful applicant project resulting from this RFP is expected to be completed within 30 months of receipt of the contingent award letter. Amendments extending the period of performance, if any, shall be at the sole discretion of the COMMERCE. The period of performance includes up to 18 months for construction and a minimum of 12 months Measurement and Verification.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are:
- Local agencies. Local agencies includes city and any town, county, special district, municipal corporation, agency, port district or authority, or political subdivision of any type, or any other entity or authority of local government in corporate form or otherwise.
- Public higher education institutions
- K-12 public school districts
- State agencies
- Federally recognized tribal governments

Applicant Requirements:
- The primary applicant is an eligible applicant that owns the facility with an eligible project.
- Applicants must be in good standing with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and requirements, including with the Department of Commerce.
- Applicants must be responsive to communications from Commerce.

Priority will be given to applicants that have not received this grant before.

These grants are not open to solar photovoltaic systems.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A pre-proposal Applicant’s conference webinar was held via webinar on Nov.19, 2020. You can view the webinar recording here: https://vimeo.com/493946023

A technical session will be held to review the Building Energy Asser Score Audit Template (Audit Template) via webinar. All prospective applicants are encouraged to attend; however, attendance is not mandatory. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the program webpage.

When: 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Dec. 3, 2020
Join online: https://wastatecommerce.zoom.us/j/84097649751?pwd=VEJ3b2NXV2FsUVU0bnNyRjg4TENCdz09
Join by phone: (253) 215-8782 / Meeting ID: 840 9764 9751 / Passcode: 617782

Pre-Application Information:

Estimated Timeline:
- Nov. 9, 2020 – RFA and application released
- Nov. 19, 2020 – Applicant’s Conference
- Dec. 3, 2020 – Technical Session
- Jan. 15, 2020 – Q&A opportunity to comment closes. Questions must be received by 5:00 PM.
- Jan. 29, 2021 – Application Deadline. The proposal must be received by the through Zoom Grants and by the RFP coordinator no later than 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Submit the application early to ensure it is processed by the deadline.
- April 2021 – Final decisions
- April 2021 – Awards

Projects must provide the minimum match required. Projects located in Small Cities and Towns, 33% of the total project cost (leverage ratio of 1:2). All others, 50% of the total project cost (leverage ratio of 1:1)

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.asp?donorid=2337&limited=3152

Applicants may only submit process-related questions in writing to EEandS@commerce.wa.gov.

Agency contact:
Hans Berg
360-528-7063
Energy Division
EEandS@commerce.wa.gov

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington

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