Foundation / Corporation
Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD)
05/31/19 11:59 PM PDT
Grants starting at $40,000 to Washington nonprofit businesses and public organizations for renewable energy projects that benefit low-income communities within the funding source's service area. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to support solar photovoltaic (PV) projects on nonprofit and/or public buildings.
The PUD service area includes Snohomish County and neighboring Camano Island, Washington.
One of the objectives of the Planet Power program is to support organizations that include community services and, renewable energy education efforts. In particular, the PUD is interested in projects that are of direct benefit to income-challenged communities. Since projects are funded by Planet Power participants, the renewable energy produced by these systems should benefit the broader local community as much as possible. Energy produced by the solar array will offset operational costs by helping to power the applicant’s facility. Any and all non-energy benefits (such as Renewable Energy Certificates, or RECs) produced by the Planet Power system will be assumed by the PUD for its customers enrolled in the Planet Power program.
Grant awards may be used to provide some or all of the following:
- Solar PV equipment and related hardware
- Data monitoring hardware and web-based access to live solar data
- Subject matter curriculum and teacher training
- Interactive lobby/common area displays of project information and live data (if appropriate)
- Visibility through PUD’s marketing and public relations
- Other, as proposed by applicant
GrantWatch ID#: 152082
The PUD expects to fund two or more systems.
The PUD expects to fund two or more systems with this RFA, funding up to $100,000 per project. While applicants can propose larger systems, evidence that an organization can provide matching funds will be required for a larger system.
At its sole discretion, the PUD will provide selected awardees with grants expected to range in value from approximately $40,000, to $100,000.
Projects must be installed by December 27, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
USA: Washington: Snohomish County PUD’s service area