What is the process for new projects?
We want your proposals for effectiveness studies and source identification studies or projects that support the implementation of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase I and Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permits. Successful, SWG-approved studies will be funded during this current permit term 2019-2024.
The Round 3 SAM Request for Proposals is open
- SAM Request for Proposals Guidance with Priority List of SAM Study Topics
- SAM LOIs: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
This is a competitive funding process to recieve SAM funds. The program is open to public agencies that may legally enter into an inter-agency agreement with the Ecology. Project proponents are strongly encouraged to form partnerships to address issues of common concern. There are five distinct stages to the SAM studies proposal submittal, evaluation, and project selection process.
SAM request for proposal schedule
||Letter of intent (LOI) from project proponent due to SAM Coordinator
||Feb. 28, 2020
| 1 cont'd
||SAM Coordinator provides feedback to all project proponents and each proponent as to whether their project will move to Stage 2
||March 28, 2020
||Full proposal from project proponent due to SAM Coordinator
||May 15, 2020
||SAM Staff coordinate for scoring and technical reviews and send back to project proponents
||July 31, 2020
||SAM Round 3 Project Selection Workshop with presentations by proponents and stakeholder voting
||Sept. 16, 2020
||SWG approves project list for SAM funding
||Nov. 18, 2020
What are we learning?
SAM contracted for 16 effectiveness studies during the 2013-2018 permit cycle. SAM effectiveness projects can occur at site or regional scales and the results can be used across jurisdictions.