Puget Sound nutrient reduction grants program

In the 2021-23 biennial budget, the state Legislature appropriated $9 million for a grant program to help municipalities prepare and plan for future treatment facility upgrades and implement operational modifications necessary to maximize nutrient removal from existing treatment processes. This grant program will provide affected municipalities with financial assistance to address the Puget Sound Nutrient General Permit requirements. Eligible applicants for funding are the 42 municipalities that operate the 58 wastewater treatment plants that discharge to Puget Sound that will be covered by the permit.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: $9 million
  • Grant award limit: Variable – depends on population served, facility age, and economic status. See the program funding guidelines for more information.
  • Amount of matching funds required: None

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

Applications were available via Ecology's Administration of Grants and Loans system (EAGL) from September 30, 2021, until April 5, 2022.

Funding is available for the following entities:

Municipalities with wastewater treatment facilities that discharge to Puget Sound. 

Planning efforts, monitoring, and operational efficiencies required in the Puget Sound Nutrient General Permit.

More information about this funding program