Oversight remedial action grants & loans

Local governments can apply for a loan or grant to help clean up hazardous waste sites supervised by Ecology or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under a legal order or decree.

Every even-numbered year, we work with local governments to understand the 10-year cost of critical cleanup work in Washington. Their responses inform our biennial budget request to the Governor and Legislature. Our grant managers coordinate applications for grants and loans that receive funding every two years in the approved biennial budget.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: Established with each enacted capital budget
  • Funding allocated:
  • Grant award limit: None
  • Amount of matching funds required: 10 – 50 percent, but we may not fund all the eligible project costs

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

Applications will be accepted from:

Start date: Feb 18, 2020
End date: Mar 18, 2020

Funding is available for the following entities:

Local governments who are in compliance with the New Permit Condition (RCW 70.105D.200(5)). For more information, please read our focus sheet that details the new requirements.

  • Interim actions
  • Remedial investigations
  • Feasibility studies and remedy selection
  • Engineering design and remedy construction
  • Operation and maintenance or monitoring of constructed remedy for up to one year
  • Landfill closures, if required as remedial actions

More information about this funding program

Cultural resource review

For ground-disturbing remedial actions to be eligible for grant or loan funding, Ecology or another state or federal agency must consult with the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation and affected Tribes before cleanup actions begin. Our cultural resource review webpage has more details about this requirement.

2019-21 Funded Remedial Action Grants

The following table provides project details about the 2019-21 Remedial Action Grants funded in the 2019-21 Enacted Biennial Capital Budget. This list is a plan based on the best information available to Ecology. The plan may change as more information becomes available.

CSID Recipient Project Amount
11610 City of Wenatchee Gold Knob Prospects (Saddle Rock) $1,120,000
4922 City of Yakima Tiger Oil - North 1st $1,215,000
2146 Port of Everett  Weyerhaeuser Mill A (Former) $16,250,000
4987 Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority Seaport Landing - Former Weyerhaeuser Aberdeen Sawmill $1,800,000
2205 Port of Bellingham Westman Marine $2,963,000
3862 City of Everett Public Works Department Everett Landfill Tire Fire $290,000
427 City of Bothell Public Works Bothell Simon & Son Fine Dry-cleaning/ Service Center $2,350,000
10048 Port of Skagit County Northern State Hospital  $368,000
220 Port of Bellingham Cornwall Avenue Landfill $2,422,000
2876 City of Seattle Public Utilities Department (SPU) Gas Works Park Sediment Cleanup $809,000
2012 Port of Bellingham I & J Waterway $6,980,000
3418 Port of Bellingham Central Waterfront $1,895,000
219 Port of Bellingham Whatcom Waterway $2,255,000
1643 City of Seattle Public Utilities Department Lower Duwamish Waterway Sediment Remediation Source Control $462,000
1643 City of Seattle Public Utilities Department Lower Duwamish Waterway Sediment Remediation $1,249,000
1692 Grant County Public Works Department Ephrata Landfill Remediation $3,525,000