Up to $22 million in grants is now available for projects that will protect rivers and streams while providing water for rural homes in the state of Washington.
The Washington Department of Ecology is accepting applications as part of its streamflow restoration competitive grant program.
The grant funding is intended for water storage projects, fish habitat improvements, water rights acquisitions, or improvements in water management and infrastructure.
This is the second year of grant funding. The Legislature intends to authorize $300 million for streamflow restoration projects over 15 years.
In 2019, Ecology awarded $20 million to 16 projects in 11 watersheds.
Those projects included $ 75,250 to the Grays Harbor Conservation District for an in-stream restoration pilot project for streamflow improvement.
The application period for the second round of our streamflow restoration competitive grants is open. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 31, 2020.