Solar Plus Storage for Resilient Communities - Grant Assistance
The Washington State Department of Commerce's Solar plus Storage for Resilient Communities program funds solar and battery back-up power so community buildings can provide essential services when the power goes out. Grants support installation as well as planning work for solar plus storage systems at community buildings, including schools, community centers, libraries, and other buildings owned by local, state, tribal governments and non-profits in Washington. Technical assistance opportunities help communities prepare to apply for future grant funding opportunities.
The WA State Department of Commerce has selected Cascadia Renewables to be an internal vendor to support their Solar plus Storage for Resilient Communities Grant. The intent of the internal vendor is to provide outreach services and technical assistance targeted at the most vulnerable communities in WA who may have been unaware of the opportunity, missed the RFA deadline, or otherwise been unable to work with an external vendor.
This opportunity, similar to Track 1, provides funding of our services (at no cost to the applicant) to develop detailed feasibility studies, project design, permitting, engineering, and all other elements necessary to develop a shovel-ready Solar plus Storage project in preparation of a potential Track 2 funding application.
Track 1 Applications
Technical Assistance - This grant funds detailed feasibility studies, project design, permitting, engineering, and all other elements necessary to develop a shovel-ready Solar plus Storage project in preparation of a Track 2 funding application. Read our Track 1 Guide to better understand the process to applying for this opportunity.
Track 2 Applications
Project Installation - Grant funding for communities to install shovel-ready solar plus storage systems. Funding covers final system design, professional services, equipment and materials, labor and commissioning costs. Read our Track 2 Guide to better understand the process to applying for this opportunity.