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.



Grant Amount

City of Anacortes

Anacortes Shoreline Permit Monitoring Project


City of Anacortes

Anacortes Shoreline SMP User Guide Project


City of Chehalis Community Development

City of Chehalis SMP Public Outreach


Chelan County Natural Resource Department

Chelan County Riparian Mapping and Prioritization for SMP Restoration


Town of Coupeville

Coupeville Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment


Jefferson County Community Development

Shoreline Master Program User Guide


Jefferson County Community Development

Sea Level Rise Study/Report


Klickitat County

Klickitat County Channel Migration Zone Mapping


City of Lake Stevens

Lake Stevens Photographic Inventory and User's Guide


Mason County Community Services

Mason County Shoreline Master Program User Guide


City of Medina

Medina Shoreline SMP User Guide Project


Pacific County Community Development Department

Pacific County Sea Level Rise Risk Assessment and Community Outreach


San Juan County Community Development and Planning

Shoreline Permitting Cumulative Effects Evaluation


City of Seattle

Habitat Evaluation Procedures Program


City of Stevenson Public Works

Stevenson Shoreline Public Access & Trail Plan


City of Westport

Strategy and Engagement in Sea Level Rise Planning


Whatcom County Public Works Department

Whatcom Compound Flood Vulnerability & Risk Assessment