Coastal Protection Fund – Terry Husseman grants more information

The Washington Legislature created the Coastal Protection Fund (CPF) as a non-appropriated revolving fund to pay for projects that:

  • Restore or enhance environmental, recreational, archaeological, or aesthetic resources for the benefit of Washington’s residents.
  • Investigate the long-term effects of oil spills.
  • Develop and implement aquatic land geographic information systems.

Within Ecology, the account is divided into the Spills Program sub-accounts (Natural Resource Damage Assessments and John Bernhardt) and the Water Quality Program sub-account, known as the Terry Husseman Account (THA). Payments from penalties issued for water quality violations of the Water Pollution Control Act are deposited into the THA. The account’s purpose is to honor the past contributions and successes of Mr. Terry Husseman in the field of environmental management.

Limitations on use of grant funds

Recipients are responsible for project development, design, or technical assistance. This work must be identified and included in the project proposal, schedule, budget, and other available financial or in-kind resources.

Recipients may only use grant funds to cover direct costs related to project implementation or for extraordinary project costs that are not part of routine operations. Recipients cannot use funds to reimburse costs not directly associated with the project, such as regular salaries/benefits of employees for routine operational support, except in the form of a negotiated indirect rate.
Direct costs include:

  • Compensation of employees’ time on the project
  • Costs of materials used specifically for the project
  • Costs of services for the project