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CEEP Residential Electrification/Decarbonization Innovation Grants

The WSU Energy Program is seeking innovative proposals to deliver decarbonization services to residences. Specifically we are seeking proposals to test and deploy strategies to recruit participants and install measures to maximize carbon reduction which focus on:

  • Home electrification through the replacement of space and water heating equipment that is fueled by a fossil fuel with an efficient electric space or water heating system
  • Hard to reach segments which include but are not limited to:
    • Near low and moderate income households
    • Situations utilities are challenged by including electrification, fuel switching, dual fuels and high barrier households
    • Market Rate Rentals
    • Rural or other areas with limited program delivery infrastructure

The WSU Energy Program will award:

  • Up to two implementation grants of between $1.0 – 1.5 million for applicants who have the capacity to begin delivering services before the end of calendar year 2022.
  • Up to five development grants of up to $75,000 will also be awarded for proposals that are not ready for deployment in the next year. Development grants are intended to establish a pipeline of projects for future funding. Development grants can be used for start-up costs, developing delivery infrastructure, developing work plans or proposals for future funding. Applicants may apply for both implementation and development grants – but all unsuccessful implementation proposals will automatically considered for development grants.

Priority will be given to projects:

  • Led by community-based or non-profit organizations
  • Serving areas of the state that have not had CEEP funded services available in the past
  • With potential for sustainability and delivery at scale

Timeline for proposal submittals and review:

 
Request for Concept Proposals Released
June 29, 2022
 
Proposers Conference
July 20, 2022
 
Questions and Answers FAQ
July 22, 2022
 
Letters of Interest Due
July 29, 2022
 
Concept Papers Due
August 19, 2022
 
Review and Selection
August 2022
 
Debriefing and notification (TBD)
September 2022

 

Submittal Information

For more information about this funding opportunity and how to apply refer to CEEP Request for Letters of Intent and Concept Papers.

An informational webinar was held on June 8, 2022 to give an overview of the upcoming opportunity and answer questions. To view the recording of the webinar, visit Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) Request Proposals Informational Webinar Recording.

CEEP Proposers

Please email Letters of Intent and Proposals to ceep_proposals@energy.wsu.edu or upload files to the WSU Fileserve site.

Frequently Asked Questions

To view frequently asked questions regarding this request for proposals visit this page