Affordable housing cleanup grants

Ecology has developed the Affordable Housing Cleanup Grant Program (AHCGP) to help advance environmental cleanups for affordable housing developments. This program includes both cleanup and planning grants. Affordable Housing Cleanup Grants can cover remedial action costs, including planning, investigative, and technical work needed to clean up contaminated sites. The purpose of the AHCGP is to expedite the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites into affordable housing use and lessen the impact of cleanup costs.

Learn more:  Ecology presented information about the Affordable Housing Cleanup Grant program at the Fall 2021 Housing Washington conference. The recording is 50 minutes long, and includes questions and answers at the end.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: To be determined for the 2025–27 Biennium
  • Grant award limit: none
  • Amount of matching funds required: Varies by project

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

The next solicitation will occur in the first quarter of 2026 for potential funding in the 2027–29 Biennium. Guidance and instructions will be published no later than January 2026.

If you have questions about a potential cleanup project for affordable housing development and whether it qualifies for an AHCG, contact Laurie Dahmen

Funding is available for the following entities:

An AHCG can be awarded to any person, including public or private affordable housing developer(s), to investigate and remediate a contaminated site under an order or consent decree to help redevelop the property or properties for affordable housing use after remediation activities.

  • Environmental site assessments
  • Remedial investigations
  • Feasibility studies
  • Cleanup construction
  • Interim actions
  • Site planning
  • Community involvement

More information about this funding program

Cultural resource review

For ground-disturbing remedial actions to be eligible for grant funding, Ecology or another state or federal agency must consult with the Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation and affected Tribes before cleanup actions begin. Read more about our cultural resource review requirement.

Affordable Housing Cleanup Grants

See lists of Affordable Housing Cleanup Grants funded in the current and previous biennium