The Washington State Department of Ecology’s (Ecology) Public Participation Grant (PPG) program is a competitive grant program that provides up to $60,000 per year to qualified individuals and not-for-profit public interest organizations. The purpose of these grants is to facilitate public participation in the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites, and to facilitate implementation of the state’s solid and hazardous waste management priorities.
Here is a recordingg of the online training Ecology conducted on the application process: https://wadismeetings.webex.com/wadismeetings/lsr.php?RCID=835d3648a2674de68b4ed6cc09bab6ec.
The PPG program will award funding to either of the following groups:
Priority consideration for PPG will be given to applicants who meet any of the following criteria:
PPG will fund two basic types of projects:
MTCA requires Ecology to set aside at least one percent of revenues collected from the Hazardous Substance Tax to fund the PPG Program. The Legislature appropriates a specific amount each biennium from the State Toxics Control Account, Local Toxics Control Account, or the Environmental Stewardship Legacy Account to fund PPG. Ecology will receive approximately $2.5 million for the 2017-19 funding cycle.
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