Shoreline Master Program competitive grant pilot program

We are offering grant funds to support locally-driven shoreline planning efforts and Shoreline Master Program (SMP) implementation. Eligible projects include:

  • Planning and planning-related efforts that advance local shoreline planning.
  • Improving implementation of SMPs.
  • Sea level rise planning.

Projects funded through the pilot program will have the potential to result in new knowledge and experience that is transferable to other local governments.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: Approximately $827,000
  • Funding allocated:
  • Grant award limit: Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, and funding requests will vary based on project type and scope. We will fund approximately 12-20 proposals and anticipate the maximum amount that may be requested is $100,000.
  • Amount of matching funds required: No match required

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

Start date: Sep 1, 2021
End date: Oct 14, 2021

The SMP Competitive grant project application period has closed for the 2021-2023 Biennium.

Funding is available for the following entities:

All Washington towns, cities, and counties with a Shoreline Master Program are eligible to apply for funding. Eligible local governments may submit up to two applications.

  • Local planning priorities - Eligible projects will enhance the implementation of SMP policies and regulations or address a topic related to climate change adaptation within shoreline jurisdiction.
  • Enhanced SMP implementation - Efforts to improve SMP implementation through permit monitoring and adaptive management.
  • Sea level rise - All phases of sea level rise planning, including scoping efforts.

More information about this funding program

2021-2023 Shoreline Master Program competitive grants

We have awarded the following grants based on avaible funding for the 2021-2023 biennium.

Recipient

Project

Grant Amount

City of Anacortes

Anacortes Shoreline Permit Monitoring Project

 $31,900

City of Anacortes

Anacortes Shoreline SMP User Guide Project

 $20,000

City of Chehalis Community Development

City of Chehalis SMP Public Outreach

 $9,865

Chelan County Natural Resource Department

Chelan County Riparian Mapping and Prioritization for SMP Restoration

 $50,000

Town of Coupeville

Coupeville Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

 $47,735

Jefferson County Community Development

Shoreline Master Program User Guide

 $25,150

Jefferson County Community Development

Sea Level Rise Study/Report

 $74,414

Klickitat County

Klickitat County Channel Migration Zone Mapping

 $44,000

City of Lake Stevens

Lake Stevens Photographic Inventory and User's Guide

 $30,000

Mason County Community Services

Mason County Shoreline Master Program User Guide

 $50,000

City of Medina

Medina Shoreline SMP User Guide Project

 $12,030

Pacific County Community Development Department

Pacific County Sea Level Rise Risk Assessment and Community Outreach

 $88,000

San Juan County Community Development and Planning

Shoreline Permitting Cumulative Effects Evaluation

 $94,550

City of Seattle

Habitat Evaluation Procedures Program

 $50,730

City of Stevenson Public Works

Stevenson Shoreline Public Access & Trail Plan

 $72,000

City of Westport

Strategy and Engagement in Sea Level Rise Planning

 $42,000

Whatcom County Public Works Department

Whatcom Compound Flood Vulnerability & Risk Assessment

 $100,000