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

See a list of Remedial Action Grants funded in the 2019–21 Enacted Capital Budget and the 2020 Enacted Supplemental Budget.