Invasive, non-native aquatic plants are a serious threat to the health of lakes, rivers, and streams in Washington State. Excessive invasive plant growth impairs fish and wildlife habitat and restricts recreational activities.
In 1991, the Washington Legislature established the Freshwater Aquatic Invasive Plant Management Program and Account to provide financial and technical support to tackle the problem on a statewide level. The account provides funding for technical assistance, public education, and grants to help control aquatic invasive plants. Account revenue comes from a $3 fee on the annual registration of boat trailers, which are the biggest vector of aquatic invasive species.You can learn about the types of projects this program has funded in the past on this page.
Visit our Water Quality Grants and Loans general resources page to find specific resources for managing your Aquatic Invasive Plants Grant funded project.
Applications are started, completed, and submitted via Ecology's Administration of Grants and Loans (EAGL) system.
Eligible public bodies:
Eligible activities include, but may not be limited to, the following:
For the Fiscal Year 2019 funding cycle:
For the Fiscal Year 2018 funding cycle:
Past Grant Funded Projects and Applicants: