2013–2015 Energy Efficiency Grants
The Legislature has appropriated $7 million dollars in the 2013–15 capital budget for OSPI to administer a new round of energy efficiency grants for
K–12 facilities. There is $2 million remaining from previous appropriations. This new round will award $9 million in grants up to $500,000 per district.
2012 Jobs Now Act Energy Operational Cost Savings Grants
The Legislature has appropriated $40 million for OSPI to administer a new cycle of energy operational cost savings grants for K–12 facilities. An award of $6 million, from the March 2012 application round, was granted to 14 additional districts with top-scoring grant requests. The remaining $34 million will be awarded in two rounds.
2010 Energy Operational Cost Savings Grants
The Legislature appropriated $50 million to OSPI to implement energy efficiency projects in K–12 public schools through performance-based contracting. OSPI conducted three rounds, funding more than $138.2 million in improvement projects statewide.
2009 Energy Operational Cost Savings Grants
The Legislature appropriated $16.9 million to implement energy efficiency projects in K-12 public schools through performance-based contracting. The energy efficiency improvement grants are for energy cost savings projects using the energy savings performance contracting method, which provides a guaranteed construction cost and guaranteed cost savings. Grant funds are to be used to supplement district resources which may come from local funds, utility provider incentives and rebates, and/or low interest loans. Grants totaling $16.5 million were awarded to 59 school districts in 24 counties.
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