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 not being accepted at this time.

Start date:
End date:

Application Schedule of THA Funding Cycle for 2019
Date Program Milestone
Jan. 2, 2019 EAGL grant application opens
Feb. 6, 2019 (revised from Feb. 4, due to inclement weather and power outages). EAGL grant application closes**
Feb. 7 - Friday, Feb. 8, 2019

Application screening

Monday, Feb. 11 - Monday, March 11, 2019 Evaluation period for EAGL grant applications
On or before March 22, 2019 Regional Fund Coordinators send funding decision notices to applicants
On or before March 27, 2019 Regional Directors send award letters to applicants; identify Ecology Project Manager (PM) and Financial Manager (FM) assignments
April-May 2019 Ecology PM and FM work with applicants to develop the agreements
May 1, 2019, or thereafter Agreement start date for funded projects

** Applications for projects to address an Environmental Emergency may be submitted at any time.


** Applications for projects that have a 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 2019 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.