Solicitation period for local government grant assistance opens Feb. 5
If you’re a local government, you may be eligible for grant assistance from Ecology to clean up contaminated sites in your community. We beginning to plan our 2019-21 cleanup budget. As part of this process, every two years we solicit local governments’ financing needs to clean up their contaminated sites. We’ll use this information to prepare the 2018 Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) Accounts Ten-Year Financing Report and Ecology’s 2019–21 capital budget request.
We expect the solicitation period for these grants to begin Monday, February 5, 2018. If you’d like your site(s) to be considered for grant funding and be included in the MTCA Ten-Year Financing Report to the Legislature, we must receive your responses by close of business Friday, March 2, 2018.
For the first time, jurisdictions will submit their solicitation responses through Ecology’s Administration of Grants and Loans (EAGL). EAGL provides a streamlined process and transparency for both recipients and Ecology staff. To use EAGL, you need to set up a Secure Access Washington (SAW) account.
IMPORTANT: If your jurisdiction does not have a SAW account and anticipates responding to the solicitation, please begin the SAW process now.
Local governments that were included in the 2016 MTCA Accounts Ten-Year Financing Report will be contacted by email by Monday, February 5, 2018 notifying them of the solicitation. We’ll also include direction and guidance about gaining SAW access. If your local government was not included in the 2016 report, but anticipates needing cleanup site funding over the next ten years, you can still apply.
If you have questions about site(s) in your jurisdiction, please contact your regional Section Manager:
Central Regional Office
Valerie.Bound@ecy.wa.gov or 509-454-7886
Barry.Rogowski@ecy.wa.gov or 360-407-7226
Eastern Regional Office
Kathy.Falconer@ecy.wa.gov or 509-329-3568
Northwest Regional Office
Bob.Warren@ecy.wa.gov or 425-649-7054
Southwest Regional Office
Rebecca.Lawson@ecy.wa.gov or 360-407-6241
If you have SAW & EAGL system questions, please contact:
Matt Alexander, Ecology
Matthew.Alexander@ecy.wa.gov or 360-407-7606
Lydia Lindwall, Ecology
Lydia.Lindwall@ecy.wa.gov or 360-407-6210