Grants for Freshwater Algae Management
The Freshwater Algae Program provides funding for groups working to manage or control algae in water bodies that have had toxic algae blooms within the last three years. This program was established in 2005 by the Washington State Legislature
NOTE: All Ecology grants and loans are now required to go through our new EAGL system.
Please use the EAGL system to apply for Freshwater Algae Program Grants. You must set up a SAW (Secure Access Washington) account and have your registration approved, before you can apply for a grant. The Freshwater Algae Program grant application period is open from Oct 1st to Nov 15th for fiscal year 2016 grants.
Go to: EAGL
Freshwater Algae Program Documents
Previous Freshwater Algae Control Grants:
In 2005, the Washington State Legislature established funding for an algae control program and asked the Washington Department of Ecology to develop the program. A status report is submitted to the Legislature every two years.
Ecology began funding small grants to local governments in fall 2007. The Washington Department of Health (DOH) has developed statewide recreational guidelines for cyanobacterial toxins under a grant provided by Ecology to help local governments make decisions about when to post health advisories and when to close waters to recreation. DOH has also developed educational signs and outreach materials about algae blooms.
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