Coastal Protection Fund - Terry Husseman Account Grants

Terry Husseman Account (THA) grants support locally sponsored projects that restore or enhance the natural environment. Typical projects address:

  • Water quality issues.
  • Fish and wildlife protection or enhancement in or adjacent to waters of the state, such as streams, lakes, wetlands, or the ocean.

To be considered, projects must provide primary benefits to public resources (land or water stewardship) and affiliated infrastructure.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: Variable. Funding awards depend on revenue from water quality penalties and available regional sub-account levels.
  • Funding allocated:
  • Grant award limit: Grant awards are up to a maximum of $50,000. The typical grant award ranges from $10,000 to $25,000.
  • Amount of matching funds required: There are no recipient match or cost-share requirements since THA grants provide 100 percent of project Total Eligible Cost. THA grants also can help meet match requirements for other state grants.
Application information

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

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Application Schedule of THA Funding Cycle for 2020

Date Program Milestone

Jan. 2, 2020

EAGL grant application opens at 8 a.m.

Feb. 4, 2020

EAGL grant application closes at 5 p.m.**

Feb. 5-12, 2020

Application screening

Feb. 13 - March 16, 2020

Evaluation period for EAGL grant applications

On or before March 31, 2020

Regional Fund Coordinators send funding decision notices to applicants

On or before April 10, 2020

Regional Directors send award letters to applicants, identifying Ecology Project Manager (PM) and Financial Manager (FM) assignments

April-May 2020

Ecology PM and FM work with applicants to develop agreements

June 1, 2020, or thereafter

Agreement start date for funded projects

** Applications for on-the-ground projects to address an Environmental Emergency or that have Statewide Significance may be submitted at any time. 

Who's eligible Eligible project types

More information about this funding program

Funding program guidelines:

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. For example, partners are ready, necessary designs, permits are ready or near ready, agreements are identified and 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.

For more information regarding the evaluation and scoring - see Table 2, Project scoring criteria in the THA 2020 Funding Guidelines. Before you begin filling out the application form, we recommend you contact the appropriate Regional Fund Coordinator listed below by email or telephone.