WASTE 2 RESOURCES
Grants and Financial AssistanceMost of the money Ecology manages (68 percent) is "passed-through" to local governments and communities to do environmental work. This money is awarded as grants or loans. The Waste 2 Resources Program administers three grant programs that provide financial assistance to local governments and non-profit organizations. A primary source of funding for these grants is the Hazardous Substance Tax, authorized by Washington voters in 1988 in Initiative 97, the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). This tax is assessed on hazardous materials, including petroleum products, pesticides, and some chemicals.
Waste 2 Resources also offers local governments with online opportunities to share information, data, resources and material to be more efficient and effective in delivering these solid waste services to their citizens.
County Profiles - local government professionals share their experiences, information and resources about solid waste programs and activities with colleagues around the state in this Information Clearinghouse
Terry Husseman School Awards - this school awards program is currently suspended
More information on the Grant Programs...
Community Litter Cleanup Program provides money to local governments to clean up litter and illegal dumps, as well as educate the public on the consequences of littering. This is not a grant or loan program. It is a contracted funding program to provide money to communities through interagency agreements. The contracts are awarded once each biennium.
The Coordinated Prevention Grant (CPG) Program helps local governments to develop hazardous and solid waste management plans, and to implement some programs identified in those plans. These grants usually operate on a two year calendar cycle. When funds are available, Ecology operates a competitive offset cycle in odd years. The CPG Program protects human health and the environment by reducing human exposure to toxins; reducing waste; ensuring proper management of solid and household hazardous waste; and promoting energy and resource conservation.
Public Participation Grants provide funding to citizen groups and not-for-profit public interest organizations to provide public involvement in monitoring the cleanup of contaminated sites and prevent pollution by reducing or eliminating waste at the source. An application period is opened every two years. Please check for exact dates.
"Yellow Book", Ecology's standard requirements for all grants and loans
Administrative Requirements for Ecology Grants and Loans (Publication # 91-18), more commonly known as the Yellow Book, contains the agency’s basic policies regarding grant and loan programs.
Payment Request Training Slides
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