Streamflow restoration implementation grants

We launched a grant program as part of the 2018 Streamflow Restoration law. The first round of grants focused on projects that improve streamflows and instream resources. Future funding cycles under this 15-year grant program will be based on a rule (WAC 173-566) currently under development. The grant cycle opened Oct. 1, 2018, and closed Oct. 31, 2018.

We evaluated 46 application in the first grant cycle and selected 15 projects in 11 watersheds.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: Approximately $20 million
  • Funding allocated:
  • Grant award limit: No set limits
  • Amount of matching funds required: No match is required.
Application information

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

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

The first round of grants focused on projects that improve streamflows and instream resources. Future funding cycles under this 15-year grant program will be based on a rule (WAC 173-566) currently under development.

The grant cycle opened Oct. 1, 2018, and closed Oct. 31, 2018.  We developed interim guidance for project proponents seeking funding in this first round. The interim guidelines will be replaced by the rule for future funding cycles.
Who's eligible Eligible project types

Additional information about this funding program

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2018-2019 funding cycle

We launched a grants program and in the first pilot solicitation cycle (Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, 2018), received 46 applications for projects across the state. We selected 15 projects in 11 watersheds. The first round of grants focused on projects that improve streamflows and instream resources. Proposals were evaluated using interim funding guidance that we issued in June 2018. To guide future funding cycles under this 15-year grant program, we initiated rulemaking (see funding program rulemaking). 
  • Amount of funding available: Approximately $20 million
  • Grant award limit: No set limits
  • Amount of matching funds required: No match is required.