Chapter Eight - Sources of Money

TWO SOURCES of grants are available in Washington State for lake management activities and are outlined in the table below. The state also provides low-cost loans for projects under the State Revolving Fund for Water Pollution Control. Additional information is available from the Washington State Department of Ecology, Water Quality Program at 360/407-6400.

Washington State Department of Ecology Grants

  Aquatic Weed Management Fund Centennial Clean Water Fund
Purpose Supports local aquatic weed projects (invasive, non-native weeds like Eurasian watermilfoil receive funding priority). Supports water quality planning and implementation projects.
Eligibility Local, state governments, tribes, conservation and special purpose districts eligible. For lakes with public boat ramps or designated as fly fishing only. Local, state governments, tribes, conservation and special districts eligible. For lakes with public access.
Match Provides 75 percent matching funds. Projects limits of $30,000 to $75,000. 50-75 percent matching funds.
Project Funds start-up costs only; not ongoing operations & maintenance. Funds start-up costs only; not ongoing operations & maintenance.
Deadline Applications due November 1.  Applications due February.
Budget $300,000 available each year. Future availability uncertain.

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