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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 Opportunities:
State Fiscal Year 2017 Combined Funding Cycle
(August/Sept. 2015)

Current Funding Opportunity:
State Fiscal Year 2016 Combined Funding Cycle
(Draft Offer List is now available. Final Offer List will be available in July. See SFY2016 web page for more information.)

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FY 2013 State Centennial Grant Funded Water Quality Project

Click for more info on the Salmon Creek Watershed Restoration Project
Salmon Creek Watershed Restoration Project
 

FY 2012 Statewide Stormwater Grant Funded Water Quality Project

Click for more info on the Spanaway Lake Park Stormwater Project
Spanaway Lake Park Stormwater Project