Businesses, community groups, nonprofits and government organizations can access low-interest financing for projects that conserve energy, water, and promote environmental sustainability through King County’s Green Communities Initiative-–the first program of its kind the state. The first application reviews will take place on April 22, 2013. The Green Community Initiative offers access to Qualified Energy Conservation Bond (QECB) financing for projects of over $1 million that provide energy and other environmental benefits in King County. Financing takes place through WCTA member the Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC). Interested parties can submit applications to King County. King County sends qualified applications to the WSHFC, which works with Green Community Initiative applicants that meet eligibility criteria. For projects under $1 million, King County will connect them directly with the WSHFC and non-QECB financing programs. More information can be found here.