The Discretionary Fund, established under Section 25A.20.020 (3)(b) of the Snohomish County Code, is available to assist private landowners, community groups, and/or local agencies in undertaking small-scale projects to improve water quality on private or public property anywhere in the Stillaguamish River Clean Water District (CWD). The Discretionary Fund is managed by the Surface Water Management Division of Snohomish County’s Department of Public Works.
Important Notes for Applicants
Effective April 2, 2015, a preliminary application for onsite septic system (OSS) repair projects must first be submitted to Snohomish County's new Savvy Septic program, using that program's forms. If the proposed project does not meet eligibility requirements of the Savvy Septic program or the program's grant funding for the year has run out, CWD residents may apply for a Discretionary Fund grant.
Effective January 1, 2014, applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis rather than monthly. To be considered within a given quarter, applications must be submitted no later than the first day of the following months: February, May, August, and November.
Effective June 1, 2013, the application guidelines include a reduced grant cap ($10,000) and an increased cost share (50%) for OSS repair projects. In addition, OSS projects for properties on which OSS repairs were previously funded by a Discretionary Fund grant are not eligible.
Costs incurred prior to the date of application are not eligible.