Public Participation Grants

Public Participation Grants (PPG) provide funding to individuals and not-for-profit public interest organizations to increase public understanding and involvement in cleaning up contaminated sites and improving recycling and waste management. PPG can fund up to $120,000 for a two-year project. Matching funds are not required.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: $2.27 million
  • Funding allocated:
  • Grant award limit: Up to $120,000 for a two-year project
  • Amount of matching funds required: No matching funds are required
Application information

Applications are currently being accepted.

Applications for the 2019-2021 Biennium, beginning July 1, 2019, are now open.

Start date: Mar 5, 2019
End date: Apr 4, 2019

To apply for a grant, you must complete and submit an application in the Ecology Administration of Grants and Loans (EAGL) online grant management system. Find out how to register as an EAGL user.
Who's eligible Eligible project types

Additional information about this funding program

More details

2017 – 2019 funding program guidelines

2019 – 2021 funding program guidelines
(effective July 1, 2019)

Funding Source: ​The Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) requires Ecology to set aside at least one percent of revenues collected from the Hazardous Substance Tax to fund the PPG Program. The Legislature appropriates a specific amount each biennium from the State Toxics Control Account, Local Toxics Control Account, or the Environmental  Legacy Stewardship Account to fund PPG. Ecology will receive approximately $2.4 million for the 2019-2021 funding cycle.


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