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Public Participation Grants provide funding to citizen groups and not-for-profit public interest organizations. PPG can fund up to
$120,000 for a two-year project and matching funds are not required.
Contaminated Site Projects encourage public involvement in investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites. Examples include:
Public Participation Grants
Phone: (360) 407-6062
History of Grant Program
The Public Participation Grant (PPG) Program was enacted in 1988 when Washington voters passed Initiative 97, the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). The PPG Program originally provided funding for the cost of technical experts to help citizens understand the contaminated site cleanup process. This enabled citizens to make informed comments and be involved in the decision making process. The PPG Program has expanded to fund environmental education programs focused on waste and toxics reduction. Outreach and education grants also encourage environmental stewardship.
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. The 2013-15 funding cycle received an appropriation of $3.53 million.
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