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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.



Funding Opportunities

Grant And Loan Resources


Ecology Administration of Grants and Loans (EAGL)




Current Funding Opportunity:
State Fiscal Year 2017 Combined Funding Cycle:
(The application period is now closed. The list of applications/projects submitted is now available on the 2017 cycle page)

Past Funding Opportunities:
State Fiscal Year 2016 Combined Funding Cycle
(Final Offer List now available)

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