Streamflow restoration competitive grants
Our streamflow restoration competitive grants help state and local agencies, Tribal governments, and non-profit organizations implement local watershed plans and projects to improve streamflow and aquatic resources.
- Amount of funding available: Up to $40 million available per biennium
- Grant award limit: No limit
- Amount of matching funds required: None
Applications are not being accepted at this time.
We will be accepting applications for our next grant round Jan. 2, 2024 – Feb. 29, 2024.
Funding is available for the following entities:
Eligible applicants are limited to Tribal governments with reservation lands or treaty rights within Washington, public entities (federal, state, local governments, and quasi-governments), and nonprofit organizations. Funding is available statewide.
Priority is given to watersheds and areas specified in Streamflow Restoration law (Chapter 90.94 RCW). Projects that quantitatively improve streamflows are the highest single priority factor for funding in this grant round.
More information about this funding program
We are holding a series of applicant workshops across Washington in Fall/Winter 2023 to provide information to potential grant applicants about the process and purpose of the grants:
- Nov. 3, 2023 – Lacey
- Nov. 6, 2023 – Shoreline
- Dec. 1, 2023 – Union Gap
- Dec. 8, 2023 – Spokane
- Jan. 16, 2024 – online webinar (We will record this and post it here.)
- Workshop handout
- Workshop presentation
- 2024 Streamflow Restoration Applicant Prep Tool
- Recording of 2022 workshop
Pre-application meetings will be offered by request in Fall/Winter 2023. Pre-application meetings are an opportunity for potential applicants to discuss the details of their project with us before applying. These meetings are required for projects that have a water right acquisition component and optional for any other project. We will meet requests in the order they are received as our availability allows. Meetings for projects with a water right acquisition component will be prioritized.
To request a pre-application meeting:
- Complete a pre-application meeting request form.
- Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 15, 2024. Include "meeting request" in the email subject line.
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Previous grant rounds
|Date||Projects selected||Number of
|Oct. 2022||26 projects in 22 watersheds||57||$35 million|
|Oct. 2020||21 projects in 16 watersheds||63||$22 million|
|Jan. 2019||16 projects in 11 watersheds||46||$20 million|