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Grants to Washington Municipalities, Non-Profits, Others to Clean Up Puget Sound Waters

National Estuary Program (NEP) Toxics and Nutrients Grant

State of Washington, Department of Ecology


Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #147307

Grant Description

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Grants are available to Washington non-profits, municipalities, and others to clean up the Puget Sound's fresh and marine waters by mitigating the toxins and nutrients that enter it. Eligible project categories are: scientific study of toxics and nutrients, preventing initial uses of toxics and nutrients, limiting their release into the environment, cleaning air, land, and water of polluting substances, and measuring and improving program performance.

The goal of the National Estuary Program (NEP) toxics and nutrients grant is to improve both human and environmental health in the Puget Sound ecosystem by preventing, reducing and controlling toxics and nutrients from entering Puget Sound fresh and marine waters.

Priority outcomes are:
* Decreased concentrations of nitrogen and/or phosphorus in marine or freshwater.
* Improved dissolved oxygen concentrations in marine or freshwater.
* Improved aquatic life due to lower pollution pressures.
* Meets NMFS buffer guidelines, if applicable for the project.

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Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Conservation districts
Watershed planning units
State agencies
Special purpose districts
Local integrating organizations
Tribal governments
Local management boards
Salmon recovery lead entities
Regional fisheries enhancement groups

Eligible applicants may partner with ineligible entities.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,430,000

Number of Grants:

3-4

Estimated Size of Grant:

$200,000 - $500,000

Term of Contract:

January 1, 2015 - March 31, 2017

Contact Information:

Blake Nelson
(360) 407-6940
Bnel461@ecy.wa.gov

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

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