Grant & Contract Opportunities

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.

Current Grant & Contract Opportunities

  • Landowner Incentives to Reduce Puget Sound Shoreline Armoring
    This grant opportunity will provide tools and funding to local governments and other capable entities who want to start or enhance a program to provide incentives to residential shoreline property owners to forgo or remove armoring. The entities will use information from the Social Marketing Strategy to Reduce Puget Sound Shoreline Armoring to identify the type of incentives that will work given their unique local communities and goals for shoreline restoration and protection.
    • The products from the social marketing strategy that will be useful for this grant are on the Results and Products page – please refer to these when completing the grant application.
    • A sample PDF of Federal Terms and Conditions can be found here
    • NEW: The Question & Answer document has been updated! This document covers all questions received up to July 18th. Additional questions must be submitted to the Grant Program directly by emailing

Upcoming Grant & Contract Opportunities

  • Pilot Projects on Effective Compliance and Enforcement Strategies
    The goal of this grant opportunity is to demonstrate effective strategies for improving compliance and enforcement of shoreline regulations. This project will be informed by the recommendations of previous grant opportunities that directly addressed compliance and enforcement in Puget Sound.  Anticipated in Summer 2014
  • Public Engagement and Education on Beach Restoration
    This project will leverage past investments in beach restoration, and will engage the public by offering opportunities to view and learn about the importance of beach restoration.  The goal is to increase awareness and support for restoring natural beach processes. Anticipated Summer – Fall 2014

Stay tuned for more information, as these investments develop!

Past Grant & Contract Opportunities

For more information on specific projects please visit our Funded Projects page