Multiple sources of financial assistance for water cleanup activities are available through Ecology’s grant and loan programs, local conservation districts, and other sources.
The following table lists some examples of possible funding sources that may be available to implement activities necessary to correct water quality problems.
Note: This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of potential funding sources.
|Sponsoring Entity||Funding Source||Uses to be Made of Funds|
|Natural Resources Conservation Service||Conservation Programs
|These programs "....help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters."|
|Emergency Watershed Protection
|NRCS purchases land vulnerable to flooding to ease flooding impacts.|
|Wetland Reserve Program
|Now part of the Agricultural Conservation Easements Program
Landowners may receive incentives to enhance wetlands in exchange for retiring marginal agricultural land.
|Office of Interagency Committee, Salmon Recovery Board||Salmon Recovery Funding Board
Scroll down to "Salmon Recovery"
|Provides grants for habitat restoration, land acquisition and habitat assessment.|
|Washington State Conservation Commission||http://scc.wa.gov/grants/||Various environmental program grants.|
|Washington State Department of Ecology:
Water Quality Program (WQP)
Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program
Centennial Clean Water Fund, Section 319, and State Revolving Fund
Facilities and water pollution control-related
activities; implementation, design, acquisition, construction, and
improvement of water pollution control.
Coastal Zone Protection Fund
|Some funding is available through a program that taps
into penalty monies collected by the WQP.
Development of watershed plans to manage water resources and protect existing water rights.
|Washington State Public Works Board||Public Works Trust Fund
|Administered by the Public Works board, this funding provides financial assistance to local government and private water systems. It supports public works projects and encourages independence at the local level.|
|U.S. Department of Agriculture||Farm Service Agency (FSA):
CRP helps agricultural producers protect environmentally-sensitive land.
|U.S. Environmental Protection Agency||Watershed Funding:
|Provides tools, databases, and information on funding sources that can be used to protect watersheds.|
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