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. THA grants provide 100 percent of the Total Eligible Cost. However, contributing funds may be used to demonstrate stakeholder support and may increase competitiveness of an application.
Application information

Applications are currently being accepted.

Start date:
End date:

The application period for restoration or enhancement projects:

Opens:  January 2, 2019
Closes:  February 4, 2019

The application period for environmental emergency or statewide significance projects is open all year; applications may be submitted at any time.  

Who's eligible Eligible project types

Additional 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 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.