Links to Funding Resources
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PSP’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tracker: This tool tracks funding in the BIL related to Puget Sound recovery priorities, to view the BIL funding tracker please click HERE (updated regularly). PSP also produced an End-of-Session Review for the 117th Congress, to read up on it click HERE.
Federal Funding for Nature Based Solutions: The National Wildlife Federation has developed a new searchable database of federal funding sources for nature-based infrastructure solutions. To view the list and see if your project would qualify for over 88 programs, please visit HERE.
Oil Spill Equipment Grants: Department of Ecology grants can be used for oil spill cleanup tools and training. Oil spill equipment grants are open to Washington counties, cities and municipalities, ports, public utility districts, special purpose districts like clean air agencies and fire protection groups, federally recognized Tribal governments, and Washington state agencies. Recipients of previous grant cycles are eligible to apply again. Ecology is accepting applications now through 5 p.m. Tuesday, 11/14 For details on the funding guidelines and how to apply, please click HERE.
Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal: Starting 10/2, the Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board will accept proposals for projects to remove barriers that prevent salmon and steelhead from swimming upstream. The board will host an online workshop from 10 a.m. to noon 10/5, to provide an overview of the grant program and review the application process. The board will accept applications through 1/18/24. For more information about the grant application process and requirements, click HERE.
Stormwater and Shellfish Chapters of 2023 Investment Plan: The Puget Sound Strategic Initiative Leads (SILs) are pleased to announce the Stormwater and Shellfish chapters of the joint Strategic Initiatives’ 2023 Investment Plan. The Plan details the investment priorities that the Strategic Initiative Advisory Teams have been working on for the past few months. The Investment Priorities will be the focus of competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) for the next year to award EPA Puget Sound Geographic Program Funds for investments across Puget Sound.
- Stormwater SIL RFPs supporting Investment Priorities for reducing Toxics in Fish and Freshwater Quality – Opportunities opening between August and December, 2023. Sign up hereto learn more about these upcoming engagement opportunities.
- The Shellfish SIL will award up to $4,500,000 for proposals ranging from $200,000 to $1,000,000, lasting 2 to 3.5 years. This RFP focuses on four investment priorities addressing impacts to shellfish bed classification in Puget Sound. The Shellfish SIL will consider proposals from around Puget Sound and the four investment priorities being solicited for without a predetermined amount that will go to each priority. Click HEREto learn more and apply. More info below:
- The Shellfish chapter of the Investment Plan includes $4.5 million in total allocation for the four 2023 Shellfish Investment Priorities. Priorities include:
- Onsite Sewage System (OSS) Management.
- Livestock manure management.
- Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC).
- Enabling municipalities and privately owned wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) to prepare for modifications that will lead to shellfish classification upgrades around outfalls.
RFP Solicitation will be open for 8 weeks, applications are due October 20, 2023, by 11:59pm.
Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Tribes and Underserved Communities: $45 million in funding is available under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act for projects that will advance the coastal habitat restoration and climate resilience priorities of tribes and underserved communities. Through this funding, NOAA will help support community-driven habitat restoration and build the capacity of tribes and underserved communities to more fully participate in restoration activities. For more info and how to apply click HERE. Three webinars will also be held:
- Tribal Focused Webinar: September 20 at 12-1 PM Pacific. Register to attend the September 20 webinar
- Webinar September 26 at 1:30-2:30 PM Register to attend the September 26 webinar
Lead Service Line Loan: The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Construction Loan and Lead Service Line (LSL) Loan application cycles and opens October 2, 2023 with applications due by 11:59 p.m. PST on November 30, 2023. There is one application for typical construction and emerging contaminant projects. There is a separate application for any LSL inventory or replacement projects. DWSRF adopted an emergency rule (below) for the definition of a disadvantaged community that applies to these funding cycles to determine eligibility for subsidy after loan eligibility is confirmed. They scheduled two separate webinars and a question-and-answer session to explain the available funding. Links to the Microsoft Teams meeting for each session are on our DWSRF webpage (HERE), under the “Construction Loan: October-November” dropdown.
Fish Passage Funding: The NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation is announcing that two fish passage restoration funding opportunities are open under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, with one dedicated for tribal applicants. Tribes around the country, including the Great Lakes, are eligible to apply to both funding opportunities. Nearly $85 million in funding is available for fish passage and tribal capacity building under the Restoring Tribal Priority Fish Passage through Barrier Removal funding opportunity. This fish passage funding will facilitate tribes and tribal supporting organizations in building capacity and implementing projects that reopen migratory pathways and restore access to healthy habitat for tribally-important species. NOAA will accept proposals between $300,000 and $12 million total over the award period. For more information, view the Restoring Tribal Priority Fish Passage through Barrier Removal funding opportunity. Applications are due by November 8, 2023. They are also announcing the availability of nearly $175 million to restore fish passage through the removal of dams and other in-stream barriers through the Restoring Fish Passage through Barrier Removal funding opportunity. This funding will support projects that reopen migratory pathways and restore access to healthy habitat for fish. 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, and enhance watershed health. NOAA will accept proposals between $1 million and $20 million over the award period. Applications are due by October 16, 2023.
Transformational Habitat Restoration Funding Opportunity: NOAA is seeking proposals for transformational projects that will restore coastal habitat and strengthen community resilience under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act. Through this competition, NOAA will prioritize projects that demonstrate a broad base of stakeholder and community support. Projects that were developed with inclusive practices and incorporate meaningful strategies to engage a diverse range of community groups, including tribes and underserved communities, will be prioritized. NOAA will accept proposals between $1 million and $25 million total over the award period. Applications are due by November 17, 2023. For more information, click HERE to view the Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grants funding opportunity.
2024 Community Forestry Assistance Grant Cycle: The DNR Urban & Community Forestry Program will be offering at least six million dollars in available grant funding in the upcoming 2024 Community Forestry Assistance grant cycle. We are offering a series of webinars on the 2024 grant opportunity to help educate eligible applicants on our grant program and help them prepare to apply. Each hour long webinar will include helpful information about the grant and our intentions for the 2024 grant cycle. Learn more and register HERE.
- Urban Forestry Grant Webinar #1 – An overview of DNR Urban Forestry Grants—structure, format, processes, and timelines: Held on September 7, 2023– Webinar #1 Recording. Please use the following passcode, if prompted, to access the recording: $6K#K7id
- Urban Forestry Grant Webinar #2 – Your proposal through the eyes of a grant reviewer—best practices, tips on how to apply, and pitfalls to avoid: Held on September 28, 2023 – Webinar #2 Recording. Please use the following passcode, if prompted, to access the recording: B92Z5T?g
- Urban Forestry Grant Webinar #3 – Intent and expectations for 2024 grant cycle: Time: October 19, 2023 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) – Webinar # 3 Registration Page (October 19)