September 28, 2021
New round of State Project Improvement grants now open
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, September 28, 2021 Up to $4.5 million available for energy retrofits in public buildings Commerce is now accepting applications for over $4.5 million in grants through the Energy Retrofits for Public Buildings – State Project Improvement (SPI) Grants program. Deadline: Phase 1 applications are due at 4 p.m. Oct. 20, […]

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August 12, 2021
Attention marine clean tech startups and entrepreneurs
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, August 12, 2021 New BlueTech/CleanTech Innovation Cohort forming now, applications due Aug. 20. The Northwest Innovation Resource Center, in partnership with the CleanTech Alliance and Washington Maritime Blue, is convening a cohort of blue tech/clean tech innovators and early stage startups in northwest Washington. Cohort members will have access to […]

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June 24, 2021
Energy Retrofits for Public Buildings – Solar Grants Program now accepting applications for new round of funding
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, June 24, 2021 Commerce is now accepting applications for a competitive grant with up to $3,465,810 available through the Energy Retrofits for Public Buildings – Solar Grants Program. Solar Grants provide competitive funding to install solar at existing public buildings and facilities such as schools, hospitals, civic buildings and wastewater […]

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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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June 3, 2021
Energy Retrofits for Public Buildings Program update
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, June 3, 2021 Coming Soon: Solar Grants! Our solar grant funding opportunity is coming soon. Solar Grants provide competitive funding to install solar at existing public buildings and facilities, such as schools, hospitals, civic buildings, and wastewater treatment plants. Solar Grants cut energy costs, reduce pollution, and showcase solar in […]

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May 26, 2021
May 28 – Phase one application deadline for Clean Energy RD&D grants
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 26, 2021 Phase One applications are due by 5 p.m. on May 28, 2021 This announcement is a reminder to all entities interested in applying to the Clean Energy RD&D funding opportunity. As announced previously, Commerce opened a new round of Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) grants on April 30, […]

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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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April 20, 2021
New round of RD&D grants opening April 30, 2021
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, April 20, 2021 Up to $7.8 million in funding  available for Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) grants to support innovative and equitable clean energy projects. Phase One applications for a new round of RD&D grants opens on April 30 Approximately $7.8 million in funding is available under this round of […]

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August 5, 2014
Funding Options Shrink for Early-Stage Cleantech Ventures
By Martin LaMonica, Originally published by Xconomy Seattle The term “cleantech” has gone through a rebranding. However it’s defined, though, investment in energy and natural resource-related startups continues. Just don’t expect venture capitalists to be writing all the checks. As a reporter, I chronicled the rush of venture capital in cleantech in the mid-to-late 2000s […]

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