Water Quality Program Funding Opportunities


Freshwater Algae Program (FAP) Grants


History of grant program

In 2005, the Washington State Legislature established funding for the Freshwater Algae Program (FAP) through an annual one-dollar license fee on vessel registration. This program includes elements for public education, technical assistance, and grants.

Freshwater Algae Program (FAP) Grants
Current funding cycle

The FAP has a yearly funding cycle for algae management projects. The annual application period officially begins October 1 and closes on or about November 15 of each year. Ecology distributes a public announcement about the funding cycle and the amount of money available approximately 30 days prior to the start of the application period.

The next cycle would be for Fiscal Year 2018. Information will be available in the fall of 2016.

Applications Accepted Who’s Eligible Eligible Project Types Match Grant Limit

November 15 each year (depending on availability of funds)

Eligible public bodies:

  • State agencies
  • Counties, cities
  • Special purpose districts
  • Tribes

Eligible activities include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Education and outreach
  • Freshwater algae control and management
  • Freshwater algae management plans
  • Freshwater algae monitoring programs
  • Freshwater algae pilot projects
  • Freshwater algae research
  • Freshwater algae sampling equipment
  • Nutrient reduction activities

Priority is given to lakes in which harmful freshwater algae have occurred within the past three years.

25% Local match

The maximum grant amount for freshwater algae program grants is $50,000 ($66,667 total eligible project cost).

Lizbeth Seebacher
Email: lizbeth.seebacher@ecy.wa.gov
Phone: 360-407-6938

More information

Freshwater Algae Control Grants website: www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/plants/algae/grants/index.html
Enabling legislation:  RCW  43.21A.667  Freshwater aquatic algae control account — Freshwater aquatic algae control program, http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=43.21A.667