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 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.

Grant funding: For the 2019 - 21 Biennium, we are offering grant funds to eligible jurisdictions with periodic reviews due on June 30, 2020, and June 30, 2021. Grant funds must be spent by June 30, 2021.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: $3 million
  • Funding allocated:
  • Grant award limit: Grants are awarded on a formula, rather than a competitive, basis. For the current funding cycle, grants for counties are a set amount, and grants for cities and towns are based on population.
  • Amount of matching funds required: No match required
Application information

Applications are currently being accepted.

Applications will be accepted from:

Start date: Jul 16, 2019
End date: Jun 30, 2020

Eligible jurisdictions may apply from July 16, 2019, through June 30, 2020. Jurisdictions must apply online through EAGL, Ecology Administration of Grants and Loans.

EAGL is a comprehensive grant management system. It allows our grant recipients to complete and submit applications, manage agreements, request amendments, submit progress reports and payment requests for reimbursement, upload and track deliverables, and submit closeout reports.

How to apply for or manage a grant or loan in EAGL


Who's eligible Eligible project types

More information about this funding program

Grant awards for 2019-21 Biennium:

  • $84,000 for counties
  • $33,600 for cities with a population over 100,000
  • $28,000 for cities with a population between 50,000 and 100,000
  • $22,400 for cities with a population between 20,000 and 50,000
  • $16,800 for cities with a population between 5,000 and 20,000
  • $11,200 for cities and towns with a population less than 5,000