RELATED ECOLOGY PROGRAMS
Federal Puget Sound Grant Program
For more information:
Puget Sound Partnership -
Funding to Implement the Puget Sound Action Agenda
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) receives federal funding to support efforts to protect and restore Puget Sound. Most of the funds are used for financial assistance to state, local and Tribal governments for their efforts to implement the Puget Sound Action Agenda.
EPA selected Ecology to receive two recent grants, one for âToxics and Nutrients Prevention, Reduction, and Controlâ and one for âWatershed Protection and Restorationâ. Each grant is approximately $3 million. Ecology will pass through most of the money as sub awards to other entities such as local governments.
The goal of the National Estuary Program (NEP) toxics and nutrients grant is to improve human and environmental health by preventing and reducing toxics and nutrients from entering Puget Sound.
Thousands of toxic chemicals are in use today. They are in the air, water, soil, animals, fish, and our bodies. Some toxic chemicals impair development, some affect reproduction, some disrupt body chemistry, and some cause cancer. Nutrients occur naturally in the marine and fresh waters of the Puget Sound ecosystem, but human contributions of excess nutrients can lead to lower levels of dissolved oxygen.
Watershed Protection and Restoration Grant
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