June 15, 2021
Up to $5.3 million in funding available for Grants to Non-profit Lenders
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, June 15, 2021 Commerce has announced a Request for Applications (RFA) for non-profit lenders interested in operating a revolving loan fund program. Through the Clean Energy Fund, Commerce provides grants to non-profit lenders who connect small businesses, non-profits, multi-family building owners, and homeowners with low cost financing for clean energy […]

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May 13, 2021
Grid Modernization Grant Update- Deadline Extended
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 13, 2021 Application deadline extended to 5 p.m. June 15  Commerce has extended the deadline for the current Grid Modernization program funding opportunity. Applications are now due by 5 p.m. PT on June 15, 2021. Up to $4.6 million is available to support electric utilities in deploying grid modernization projects that facilitate […]

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May 11, 2021
Benefits of the Clean Energy Fund
Developed by Governor Jay Inslee, the Clean Energy Fund supports the development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technologies. The CleanTech Alliance worked in partnership with the Washington Department of Commerce to encourage support of the first Clean Energy Fund in 2013 and we’ve been involved in every funding cycle since. Bigger Bang for the Buck:  The first two […]

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May 7, 2021
Reminder for Grid Modernization Program – Application Deadline
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 7, 2021 Applications are due by 5 p.m. on May 18, 2021 This is a reminder to all retail electric utility representatives interested in applying for the current Grid Modernization program funding opportunity. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on May 18, 2021. Commerce previously announced a new application period for […]

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February 26, 2021
Commerce awards $3.7 million for solar installations benefitting low-income communities
Clean energy projects will reduce energy burden for low-income households and nonprofit housing providers Source: Washington Department of Commerce, February 25, 2021 The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $3.7 million in grants for nine solar energy projects across the state. The projects will result in a total $6.1 million reduction in the energy […]

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July 7, 2020
Commerce to request public input on Low-Income Community Solar Deployment (LICSD) grant
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, July 7, 2020 Commerce will begin accepting public input concerning draft guidelines for the Clean Energy Fund’s Solar Deployment program in July. The new solicitation is expected to focus on low-income community solar deployment, and to cover at least $2,328,000 in remaining funds. Commerce expects to post the draft guidelines […]

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June 5, 2020
Lower Valley dairies receive state grants for clean energy projects
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic, May 28, 2020 Two Lower Valley dairies and a company that provides filtration for animal waste have been awarded a share of $970,000 in grants from the state Department of Commerce for clean energy projects. The funds are from the state’s Clean Energy Fund under its Dairy Digester Enhancement Program. They are […]

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