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The Green Up Grant application is now closed. Thank you for your submissions! 
The application will reopen for the next round on Friday, September 1.



Green Up Our World

Thousands of Seattle City Light customers have chosen to support renewable energy through the Green Up program. Customers contribute as little as $3 extra on their utility bill and Seattle City Light uses the funds in two ways:
1. We purchase renewable energy credits (RECs) sourced from renewable energy generators in the Northwest, and
2. We invest in local renewable energy generation and education in our service territory through direct grantmaking to eligible non-profits, public organizations, and schools. 

Through a competitive selection process, Green Up grants provide excellent community benefits including renewable energy generation, reduced bills, and community education opportunities..

Two grants are available:

Education Grants: Application open year-round
Green Up Education Grants support renewable energy education projects for K-12, higher education institutions and non-profits. Applications are accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis throughout the year. Maximum award is $5,000.

Solar and Innovation Grants: Application open twice per year, Spring and Fall
Solar and Innovation Grants may support all types of electricity-generating renewable energy projects (including solar projects up to 100kW AC) initiated, planned and implemented by non-profit or public entities within Seattle City Light’s service territory. Installations must be grid-tied and equipped with a monitoring system. Ideal projects will serve as a good steward of Green Up funding and maximize benefits to the community, by:
  • Supporting communities through renewable energy education and public engagement
  • Providing environmental and economic benefits to local communities and City Light customers
  • Cost effectiveness - well-designed projects that leverage other funding sources (e.g. other grant funding, incentives, or matching funds)
  • Demonstrating that the host facility has or will employ energy-efficient measures to optimize the value of the renewable energy production

Most projects funded up to $50,000 with possible funding up to $200,000.