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Coastal protection fund - Terry Husseman Account Grants

Terry Husseman Account (THA) grants support locally sponsored, on-the-ground projects that restore or enhance the natural environment. Typical projects address:
  • Water quality issues.
  • Fish and wild life habitat protection or enhancement.
  • Areas adjacent to waters of the state (i.e., streams, lakes, wetlands or the ocean). Awards can be up to a maximum of $50,000. The typical grant award is less than $20,000.
Project proposals are solicited annually from each of our four regional offices. Project request cycles depend on current THA balance levels in a region’s sub-account. High account balances can occur when more penalties are issued statewide in one year, compared to other years. High balances also occur when less frequent and larger than normal penalties are issued.


Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: Variable
  • Funding allocated:
  • Grant award limit: Awards can be up to a maximum of $50,000. The typical grant award is less than $20,000.
  • Amount of matching funds required: No match requirement
Application information

Applications are currently being accepted.

Start date:
End date:

The application period for restoration or enhancement projects is closed. We anticipate the funding cycle to open in January 2019.

The application period for environmental emergency or statewide significance projects is open all year, and applications may be submitted at any time.
Who's eligible Eligible project types

Additional information about this funding program

Project proposal evaluations and grant award decisions

Project proposals are evaluated and considered for funding by each region. Grant award decisions are based on:
  • Expected environmental benefits.
  • Project and associated budget quality.
  • Broad local support.
  • Stakeholder involvement.
  • Cost effectiveness.
  • Leveraged funding/resources.
  • Readiness of the grantee to proceed with the project (e.g., partners are ready to proceed with the project, necessary designs, permits, and agreements are identified or secured, and the project can be completed within 12 to 18 months).
  • A recipient’s known or anticipated ability to manage and complete grant-funded environmental projects on time and on budget.

Before you begin filling out the application form, we recommend you contact the appropriate Regional Fund Coordinator listed below by email or telephone.