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Water Quality Program

WQ Fin Assist

Water Quality Financial Assistance

We offer millions of dollars in grants and loans for high-priority projects to protect and improve the health of Washington’s lakes, rivers, streams and marine waters. Jurisdictions eligible to apply for this funding include local governments, tribes, special purpose districts, conservation districts and non-profits. Our funding comes from a mix of state and federal funds dedicated for water quality improvement and protection. We calculate that 11 jobs in Washington are created for every $1 million spent on clean water infrastructure projects.  For a summary of eligibilities and how it works, view our focus sheet.



Funding Opportunities

Grant And Loan Resources


Ecology Administration of Grants and Loans (EAGL)




NEW January 21, 2016  Water Quality Combined Funding Program Biennial Outcomes Report now available  Click the link for more information.

NEW January 21, 2016 July 2017 WQ Grant and Loan Administration Recipient Training. Click the link for more information.

Current Funding Opportunity:
State Fiscal Year 2018 Combined Funding Cycle. Draft Offer List now available.  Click the link for more information.

Past Funding Opportunities:
State Fiscal Year 2017 Combined Funding Cycle

Click for more info on the Padden Creek Daylighting Project
City of Bellingham Padden Creek Daylighting Project

Click for more info on the Squalicum Creek Project
City of Bellingham Squalicum Creek Project