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 will provide grant funds to eligible jurisdictions with periodic review due on June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2021, pending appropriation from the Legislature. For the 2017-19 Biennium, we are currently providing grant funds to eligible jurisdictions with periodic review due on June 30, 2019.

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 the current funding cycle, county grants are set. Grants for cities and towns vary, depending on a jurisdiction’s population and effective date of the SMP.
  • Amount of matching funds required: No match required
Application information

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

Start date:
End date:

All eligible jurisdictions have applied for and been awarded a grant, which must be spent by June 30, 2019.
Who's eligible Eligible project types

Additional information about this funding program

More details

Grant award limit for 2017-19 Biennium:

  • $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.