Freshwater algae control grant program
Toxic algae blooms can make people, pets and livestock sick. We offer a funding program to address problem blooms. The Freshwater Algae Program (FAP) has an annual funding cycle for projects to manage toxic algae blooms (cyanobacteria).
We distribute a public announcement about the funding cycle and the amount of money available approximately 30 days prior to the start of the application period.
- Amount of funding available: Ranges from $100,000 to $200,000
- Grant award limit: The maximum grant amount for freshwater algae program grants is $50,000 ($66,667 total eligible project cost).
- Amount of matching funds required: 25 percent local match
Applications are currently being accepted.
Applications will be accepted beginning October 24, 2023 to December 14, 2023
Applications are started, completed, and submitted via Ecology's Administration of Grants and Loans (EAGL) system. Applications will be accepted until 5pm on the closing date.
Funding is available for the following entities:
Eligible public bodies:
- State agencies
- Counties & cities
- Special purpose districts
Eligible activities include, but may not be limited to the following:
- Education and outreach
- Freshwater algae control and management
- Freshwater algae management plans
- Freshwater algae monitoring programs
- Freshwater algae pilot projects
- Freshwater algae research
- Freshwater algae sampling equipment
- Nutrient reduction activities
Priority is given to lakes in which harmful freshwater algae have occurred within the past three years.
More information about this funding program
Grant applications will be accepted starting October 24, 2023, until December 14 2023, for the Fiscal Year 2024 funding cycle.