Affordable housing planning grants

We've developed the Affordable Housing Cleanup Grant Program to help advance environmental cleanups for affordable housing developments. This program includes both cleanup and planning grants. The Affordable Housing Planning Grants (AHPG) can cover initial and remedial investigations, community involvement plans, project feasibility including planning, investigative, and technical work needed to proceed cleaning up contaminated sites. The purpose of the AHCGP is to expedite the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites into affordable housing use and lessen the impact of cleanup costs.

Learn more: We presented information about the Affordable Housing Cleanup Grant Program at the Fall 2021 Housing Washington conference. The 50-minute recording includes questions and answers at the end.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: $1.6 million
  • Grant award limit: $400,000 total eligible cost
  • Amount of matching funds required: No match for local governments and nonprofit organizations; 25% match for private developers

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

If you have questions about a potential cleanup project for affordable housing development and whether it qualifies for an AHCG, contact Laurie Dahmen.

Funding is available for the following entities:

An Affordable Housing Planning Grant can be awarded to public, private, or nonprofit entities that are considering cleaning up a contaminated site for affordable housing end use.

  • Environmental site assessments
  • Remedial investigations
  • Feasibility studies
  • Community involvement
  • Site planning

More information about this funding program

Cultural resource review

For ground-disturbing remedial actions to be eligible for grant funding, Ecology or another state or federal agency must consult with the Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation and affected Tribes before cleanup actions begin. Read more about our cultural resource review requirement.

Affordable Housing Planning Grants

See lists of Affordable Housing Planning Grants funded in the current and previous biennium.