Water Quality photo identifier

Water Quality Program

WQ Fin Assist


Water Quality Financial Assistance

  • Protecting and improving Washington State water quality through grant and loan funding of high priority water quality projects.
     
  • Investing in Washington State water quality infrastructure and supporting local governments, tribes, and non-profit organization efforts to protect and clean up Washington's waters.
     
  • Responsible stewardship and oversight of Washington State tax payer dollars used to fund high priority water quality improvement and protection projects.
     


Funding programs of the Annual Integrated Water Quality Financial Assistance Process

  • Centennial Grants

    • This program is funded by state dollars, provided primarily via the State Building Construction Account. The Centennial program provides grants for water quality infrastructure and nonpoint source pollution projects to improve and protect water quality. Eligible infrastructure projects are limited to wastewater treatment construction projects for financially distressed communities. Eligible nonpoint projects include stream restoration and buffers, on-site septic repair and replacement, education and outreach, and other eligible nonpoint activities. This program is managed according to state rule and statute.

  • Clean Water Act Section 319 Federal Grants

    • The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides Section 319 grant funds to Washington State with the state required to provide 40 percent match in funding. The Section 319 program provides grants to eligible nonpoint source pollution control projects similar to the state Centennial program. This program is managed according to federal regulations and guidelines, as well as state rule and statute.

  • Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loans

    • Provided for by the federal Clean Water Act (CWA), the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program is funded via an annual EPA capitalization grant, state matching funds, and principal and interest repayments on past CWSRF loans. This program provides low interest and forgivable principal loan funding for wastewater treatment construction projects, eligible nonpoint source pollution control projects, and eligible Green projects. This program is managed in accordance with federal regulations and guidelines, as well as state rule and statute.



Other funding programs

SPOTLIGHT

Upcoming Funding Opportunity:
State Fiscal Year 2016 Combined Funding Cycle
( Application period now open.  Apply via the EAGL system.  See SFY2016 web page for more info.)

Funding Application Workshop for SFY2016:
Info for Applicants to the SFY 2016 Combined Funding Cycle
( Powerpoint slides (in PDFs) of the presentations are now available)

Stormwater Grant Programs
(
Stormwater Financial Assistance program currently offering funding via the SFY 2016 Combined Funding Cycle)

Previous Funding Opportunity:
State Fiscal Year 2015 Combined Funding Cycle
(SFY15 Final Offer List available
New funding agreements:  Required Submittals page now available)

Current Project Standards:
Focus on Riparian Buffers for Salmon Protection
(Current funding guidance)

Stay Connected With The Latest Information:
Listserv for Water Quality Financial Assistance (sign up for funding information and announcements)

 


FY 2008 Stormwater Management Implementation Project:

Click for more info on the Pierce County Sprinker Parking Lot Retrofit Project
Pierce County Sprinker Parking Lot Retrofit Project

(video story)