King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division is offering $2.2 million in funding for community-driven projects through its WaterWorks Grant Program, for projects that will help protect water quality, control pollution, and build healthy communities in King County. WaterWorks is now accepting letters of intent the first step in the application process, through February 17, 2021, for the competitive track. Possible projects include installing rain gardens and other green stormwater infrastructure, river- or stream-bank restoration, community engagement and education on water quality issues, monitoring and research, and pollution prevention.
Non-profits, tribes, cities, schools, and special purpose districts are all eligible to apply, and partnerships are encouraged. Projects must provide an improvement to water quality in the Wastewater Treatment Division service area, and are also evaluated based on the certainty of success, community involvement, and equity & social justice.
Three online Info Sessions on January 21, January 26, and February 1 for people interested in applying; go to Info Sessions to register and for details.
In addition to the WaterWorks competitive grants, there will also be $2.4 million in water quality project funding available through the King County Council allocated funding. Please contact your King County Councilmember for more details on this process.