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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.

2011-2013 Energy Operational Cost Savings Grants
The Legislature appropriated $20 million of the Capital Budget to OSPI to administer a new cycle of energy operational savings project grants for K–12 facilities.

Energy Operational Improvement Grants

The Interactive Map contains the school districts who received Energy Operational Cost Savings Grants for the 2011-2013 grant cycle. Open the map, then click on “Details” in the upper left corner. Next, click on the school district boundaries (in blue) to obtain more information about each grant recipient.

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.

For questions contact:
Nancy Johns
(360) 725-4973

 

 

 

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