Shoreline Master Program grants

The state Shoreline Management Act requires that counties, cities, and towns periodically review their comprehensively updated Shoreline Master Program (SMP) every eight years. The review timetable for specific local governments is established in RCW 90.58.080(4)), and the completion deadline is outlined in WAC 173-26-090. In addition, WAC 173-26-104 allows an optional joint review process that combines required local and state public comment periods.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: $1.4 million
  • Funding allocated:
  • Grant award limit: Grants are awarded on a formula, rather than a competitive basis. For this funding cycle, county grants are set. Grants for cities and towns vary, depending on a jurisdiction’s population and effective date of their SMP.
  • Amount of matching funds required: No match required
Application information

Applications are currently being accepted.

December 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018

Start date:
End date:

Who's eligible Eligible project types

Additional information about this funding program

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Grant award limit:

  • $75,000 for counties.
  • $30,000 for cities with than 100,000 people.
  • $25,000 for cities with a populace between 50,000 and 100,000.
  • $20,000 for cities with a populace between 20,000 and 50,000.
  • $15,000 for cities with a populace between 5,000 and 20,000.
  • $10,000 for cities and towns with a populace less than 5,000.