Ecology's Grants and Loans Programs
The Department of Ecology provides a number of financial assistance programs to support environmental management; see below for more information on each of these programs.
Natural Resources Grants and Loans
The Natural Resource Agencies recently held a webinar highlighting many of the grant and loan programs available this fall.
The Air Quality Program is offering a new grant program designed to provide Washington cities and counties with funding to retrofit their heavy-duty diesel vehicles.
Environmental Education Grants
A wide range of environmental education grant opportunities are available through the Department of Ecology and other organizations.
This includes everything you need to apply for a Flood Control Assistance Account Program (FCAAP) grant. Grants are used for flood hazard management planning and building flood prevention projects (e.g., repairing levees).
The Coastal Protection Fund (CPF) is a non-appropriated revolving fund to pay for projects that: restore or enhance environmental, recreational, archaeological, or aesthetic resources for the benefit of Washington’s citizens; investigate the long-term effects of oil spills; develop and implement aquatic land geographic information systems.
Ecology offers two-year Shoreline Master Program grants to local governments to fund shoreline master program updates throughout Washington State. Local governments are required to update their Shoreline Master Program according to the schedule outlined in the Shoreline Management Act.
See Paying for Cleanups.
Financial assistance is available for waste management through the following programs: Community Litter Cleanup Program, Coordinated Prevention Grants, Public Participation Grants, and Remedial Action Grants and Loans.
Water quality grants and loans are available for a broad range of projects.
Columbia River Basin Water Management Grants are available for a variety of conservation and storage projects.
Watershed planning grants are available for organization, assessment, and plan development as well as development of in-stream flow recommendations, multiple purpose water storage assessment, and water quality planning.
Administrative requirements for Ecology grants and loans
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