Shoreline Master Program periodic review grants

The state Shoreline Management Act requires that counties, cities, and towns periodically review their comprehensively-updated Shoreline Master Program (SMP) every eight years. The review timetable for local governments is established in RCW 90.58.080(4), and the completion deadline is outlined in WAC 173-26-090. In addition, WAC 173-26-104 allows an optional joint review process that combines required local and state public comment periods.

Grant funding: For the 2021-23 biennium, we are offering grant funds to eligible jurisdictions with periodic reviews due on June 30, 2022. Grants issued will start on July 1, 2021 and end on June 30, 2023.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: Approximately $2 million
  • Grant award limit: Grants are awarded on a formula, rather than a competitive, basis. For the current funding cycle, grants for counties are a set amount, and grants for cities and towns are based on population.
  • Amount of matching funds required: No match required

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

Eligible jurisdictions must apply online through Ecology’s Administration of Grants and Loans (EAGL).

The application becomes the foundation of the grant agreement itself. To access the application forms, applicants, and their hired consultants, must first:

  1. Register for a Secure Access Washington Account (SAW) online services account.
  2. While logged into your SAW account, register for an EAGL user account.

For step-by-step instructions and requirements, please refer to the 2021-2023 SMP Periodic Review Funding Guidelines, Chapter 3: Applying for Funding, beginning on page 5.

Funding is available for the following entities:

Grants are available to eligible Washington state towns, cities, and counties with periodic reviews due no later than June 30, 2022, as outlined in the Shoreline Management Act (RCW 90.58.080 and WAC 173-26-090).

These include the following counties, and the cities and towns within those counties: Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, and Whitman.

  • Shoreline Master Program periodic reviews.
  • Shoreline Master Program comprehensive updates combined with periodic reviews.
  • Jurisdictions that completed periodic review early may propose use of grant funds for other shoreline management activities such as a public access plan, technical assistance memos, assessment of permit effectiveness, or other SMP implementation work.

More information about this funding program

Grant awards for 2021-23 Biennium:

  • $84,000 for counties
  • $33,600 for cities with a population over 100,000
  • $28,000 for cities with a population between 50,000 and 100,000
  • $22,400 for cities with a population between 20,000 and 50,000
  • $16,800 for cities with a population between 5,000 and 20,000
  • $11,200 for cities and towns with a population less than 5,000