Waste 2 Resources Program Funding Opportunities:

2015-17 PPG Information

2015-17 PPG Application Ranking
Public Participation Grant Program Guidelines
2015-17 PPG Focus Sheet
Yellow Book

Public Participation Grants (PPG)

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.

PPG Projects:
Contaminated Site Projects encourage public involvement in investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites. Examples include:

Waste Management Projects encourage public involvement to eliminate or reduce waste. Examples include:

Public Participation Grants for the 2015-17 Funding Cycle

The 2015-17 biennium runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017. Ecology will give priority consideration for funding to applicants requesting a contaminated site grant, new applicants, and applicants that demonstrate the ability to provide accurate technical information on complex waste management issues.

Applications Accepted Who's Eligible Match Eligible Project Types Grant Limit
November 1, 2014-January 5, 2015 Washington State non-profit organizations and groups of three or more unrelated persons residing in Washington State No matching funds are required Contaminated Site Projects:
facilitate public participation in the investigation and remediation of a release or threatened released of a hazardous substance.
Waste Management Projects:
facilitate public participation in the implementation of the state's solid and hazardous waste management program.
$120,000 for a two year grant
Lynn Gooding
Financial Manager
Public Participation Grants
Email: Lynn.Gooding@ecy.wa.gov
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.

Funding Source:
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.