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The Snohomish-Stillaguamish LIO maintains a list below highlighting current funding opportunities from federal and state sources for partners. The information is provided for convenience and is subject to change. Use the links to learn more about the financial support for ecosystem recovery and environmental resiliency projects and to apply.

Puget Sound Partnership Fund Finder Database

The Puget Sound Partnership has prepared a simple, searchable database which quickly summarizes new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding opportunities and allows sorting to show the most relevant sources for your project! This tool is in early development and will be continually updated to ensure accuracy and functionality.

Visit the BIL Fund Tool

Highlighted Opportunities

NOAA Restoring Fish Passage through Barrier Removal Grants

Eligible projects: In collaboration with NOAA, selected partners will use these funds to implement locally-led removals of dams and other in-stream barriers to rebuild sustainable fisheries, contribute to the recovery of threatened and endangered species, enhance watershed health, and improve economic vitality.


Eligibility: non-profits, higher education institutions, commercial organizations, U.S. Territories, and state, local, and Native American tribal governments.


Key Dates: Proposals are due on August 15, 2022 by 8:59 PM PST


Funding available: $65M in funding is available for fish passage through the removal of in-stream barriers under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.


Website: More Information & Application


NOAA Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grants

Eligible projects: Funding will prioritize habitat restoration actions that rebuild productive and sustainable fisheries, contribute to the recovery and conservation of threatened and endangered species, use natural infrastructure to reduce damage from flooding and storms, promote resilient ecosystems and communities, and yield socioeconomic benefits.


Eligibility: institutions of higher education, non-profits, commercial (for profit) organizations, U.S. territories, and state, local, and Native American tribal governments.


Key Dates: Proposals must be received through Grants.gov by 8:59 PM PST on September 6, 2022.


Funding available: Award amounts range from $1M to $15M over three years. $85M in total is available.


More information: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/grant/transformational-habitat-restoration-and-coastal-resilience-grants


NOAA Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Underserved Communities

Eligible projects: Funding will engage underserved communities in habitat restoration activities that promote resilient ecosystems and communities. It will provide capacity for these communities to more fully participate in developing future transformational habitat projects. This engagement is intended to ensure that communities are integral to the visioning and decision-making for coastal habitat restoration projects affecting their communities, and that the benefits of such projects flow back to underserved communities.


Eligibility: institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, commercial (for profit) organizations, U.S. territories, or state, local, or tribal governments that can demonstrate status as an underserved community or that partner with underserved communities, tribes, or tribal entities in coastal areas.


Key Dates: Proposals must be received through Grants.gov by 8:59 PM PST on September 30, 2022.


Funding available: Award amounts range from $75k to $1M over three years. $10M in total is available.


More information: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/grant/coastal-habitat-restoration-and-resilience-grants-underserved-communities


NOAA Coastal Zone Management Habitat Protection and Restoration Grants

Eligible projects: Habitat restoration; habitat restoration planning, engineering, and design; ecosystem conservation. The majority of infrastructure funding will support competitively selected projects. However, non-competitive funds to support program capacity will be available up to $150,000 per year for each coastal zone management program to support a work plan focused on the Infrastructure Act.


Eligibility: CZM programs must serve as the primary applicant. However, funding can be passed through to other non-federal public partners. Projects must be within the coastal zone management boundary or coastal watershed county.


Key Dates: Letters of intent are due July 29, 2022, and full proposals will be due October 14, 2022.


Funding available: $207M over five years total. Approximately $40M per year in competitive and non-competitive program capacity funds, with competitive projects expected to range in cost from approximately $200k up to $6M per project, depending on project type.


More information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=341538


US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Eligible projects: 

  • Construction of publicly owned treatment works
  • Nonpoint source pollution management program implementation for public, private, or non-profit entities
  • National estuary program projects
  • Construction, repair, or replacement of decentralized wastewater treatment systems treating municipal wastewater or domestic sewage
  • Stormwater management, reduction, treatment, or recapture for public, private, or non-profit entities
  • Water conservation, efficiency, and reuse for municipalities and state agencies
  • Watershed pilot projects for public, private, or non-profit entities
  • Energy efficiency measures for publicly owned treatment works
  • Water reuse assistance for public, private, or non-profit entities
  • Security measures at publicly owned treatment works for public, private, or non-profit entities
  • Technical assistance for owners and operators of small and medium-sized publicly-owned treatment works

Funding available: Low-interest loans, purchase of debt or refinance, guarantees and insurance, subsidization, and more.


Website: More Information


WA Department of Ecology Water Quality Grants and Loans

Eligible projects: nonpoint pollution control projects of varying types depending on grant, including stream restoration and buffers, on-site septic repair and replacement, education and outreach, and "green" projects for wastewater treatment construction projects.

Eligibility: Varies by grant but includes local governments and property owners.

Key Dates: Funding for State Fiscal Year 2024 is expected to open in August.

Website: More Information

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)

Eligible projects: The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) makes funds available to drinking water systems to pay for infrastructure improvements. This program is funded through federal and state money and subject to state laws and additional federal regulations.

 

Eligibility: Publicly- (municipal) and privately-owned drinking water systems.

 

Key Dates: applications solicited between October 1 and November 30, 2022.

 

Funding available: Approximately $150M in loans including Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding

  • Low-interest construction loans to publicly- (municipal) and privately-owned drinking water systems. These loans cover capital improvements that increase public health and compliance with drinking water regulations
  • Loan repayments can range from 20 to 30 years. In some cases, partial loan forgiveness is offered
  • Consolidation Feasibility Study grants

Website: More Information & Application Guidance


Page last updated August 4, 2022