Whenever practical, we fund projects through open competitive processes. This is often the most transparent and effective way to identify projects that will meet our intended goals. Occasionally, the Grant Program makes direct awards when it is the most efficient and effective way to achieve our desired results. This is done after much consideration, consultation with EPA, and research, so that the best candidate is chosen.
Because of the nature of our work, our program does not offer funding opportunities on a regular cycle. We Issue RFPs or direct awards as soon as our program is ready to release them. You will find them listed here.
- There are no open opportunities at this time.
Two Requests for Proposals (RFP) are under development. They will focus on encouraging landowners to adopt alternatives to hard shoreline armoring along Puget Sound. Please check back soon for details.
Please see our current work plan for more information about our upcoming granting opportunities.
- Development of a marketing and outreach strategy
- Development of a toolkit of behavior change and incentive-type strategies
The Aquatic Bioinvasion Research & Policy Institute was selected through a competitive process, to assess the threat of aquatic invasive species transported into Puget Sound on vessels. This project will provide management recommendations on how to decrease the risk from invasive species introduced through this pathway.
An independent review panel ranked a range of projects to promote effective regulation and stewardship in Puget Sound. Nine projects were selected through this competitive RFP. Projects are underway with local governments, state agencies and non-profit organizations. Projects address issues such as compliance and enforcement of existing regulations, technical assistance to shoreline landowners, and permitting effectiveness.
The Grant Program funded four projects, selected through a competitive process, to support community involvement in regional oil spill preparedness and response. These projects will foster better coordination between federal, state, and local response personnel, volunteers, and others, as well as provide volunteer opportunities.
We provided funding for nine bulkhead removal projects were selected through the Estuary and Salmon Restoration Programís competitive RFP. When completed, these projects will provide opportunities for the public to view compelling alternatives to traditional shoreline protection.
For more information on specific projects the Puget Sound Marine and Nearshore Grant Program has funded, please visit our Funded Projects page