Streamflow restoration competitive grants

The application period for the second round of our streamflow restoration competitive grants will open soon. Grant funding will be available statewide on a competitive basis. We've published new guidance that outlines our consistent and transparent process for awarding these grants
Our streamflow restoration competitive grants will help state and local agencies, tribal governments, and non-profit organizations implement local plans and projects to improve streamflow and aquatic resources. 

In January 2019, we selected 15 projects in 11 watersheds from a statewide pool of applicants. In total, we awarded approximately $20 million. For more information, see Streamflow Restoration.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: Up to $22,000,000
  • Funding allocated:
  • Grant award limit: No limit
  • Amount of matching funds required: None
Application information

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

Start date: Oct 1, 2018
End date: Oct 31, 2018

We have published our final streamflow restoration grant guidance, and we plan to accept applications Jan. 30 – Mar. 31, 2020. We are currently scheduling pre-application meetings as requested.

Who's eligible Eligible project types

More information about this funding program

Grant applicant workshops: 

We're hosting a series of workshops across the state to provide information to potential grant applicants about the process and purpose of the grants. The following links to our events page give more information about the workshops:

Pre-application meetings:

Pre-application meetings are an opportunity for potential applicants to discuss the details of their project with our staff before submitting an application. These meetings are required for projects that have a water right acquisition component and optional for any other project. We will meet requests in the order we receive them, as our regional staff capacity allows. See guidance for additional details.

To request a required pre-application meeting for project with a water right acquisition component, please email  Please include potential meeting dates and times.

To request a pre-application meeting for other project types or for general inquiries, please email

Funding rule:

The Streamflow Restoration Funding rule (Chapter 173-566 WAC) was adopted on June 25, 2019, providing the process and criteria for funding projects statewide under RCW 90.94.060.