2015 Mini-Grants Available!

April 3, 2015

Northwest Solar Communities is accepting applications for Mini-Grants and training to support local communities in increasing rooftop solar.

Awards of $10,000 each will be made to six Washington and Oregon local governments or their non-profit partners.
Applications for a SolarNow! Mini-Grant are being accepted until April 27th, 2015.
Download an application.
See the FAQs.

Eligible projects include solar bulk purchase campaigns (solarize campaigns), community solar projects, or other projects that will increase deployment of distributed solar electric systems. See examples of the successful 2014 recipients.

This seed money cannot be used for actual solar system acquisition or installation.

Awards will be announced May 1, 2015 and community campaigns should be complete by March 2016.
Successful applicants will receive funding and training through a Solar Now! workshop. In addition, Northwest Solar Communities will work with selected communities to share best practices for solar permitting and zoning.