Oversight remedial action grants & loans

Local governments can apply for a grant or loan to help clean up hazardous waste sites supervised by Ecology or  EPA under a legal order or decree.

Every even-numbered year, we work with local governments to understand the 10-year cost of critical cleanup work in Washington. Their responses inform our biennial budget request to the governor and legislature. Our grant managers coordinate applications for grants and loans that receive funding every two years in the approved biennial budget.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: Established with each enacted capital budget
  • Grant award limit: None
  • Amount of matching funds required: 10–50 percent, but we may not fund all the eligible project costs

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

The next solicitation will occur in the first quarter of 2026 for potential funding in the 2027–29 Biennium. Guidance and instructions will be published no later than January 2026.

Funding is available for the following entities:

  • Local governments conducting cleanup actions under an order or decree. For more details, see WAC 173-322A-320(2).
  • Interim actions
  • Remedial investigations
  • Feasibility studies and remedy selection
  • Engineering design and remedy construction
  • Operation and maintenance, or monitoring of constructed remedy for up to one year
  • Landfill closures, if required as remedial actions

More information about this funding program

Cultural resource review

For ground-disturbing remedial actions to be eligible for grant or loan 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.

Funded Remedial Action Grants

See lists of Remedial Action Grants funded in the current and previous biennium.