ESRP Restoration and Protection Grant Program

The 2024 ESRP Restoration and Protection grant competition will open Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023.

During the last round, we evaluated over 50 individual project requests and worked with over 50 individual volunteer technical reviewers representing leaders in science, policy, private, and public agencies. This competitive review of proposals resulted in a ranked project list which, along with funding recommendations, is the basis for the Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program's (ESRP's) 2023-25 Investment Plan. This draft Investment Plan was presented to the State Legislature in consideration for 2023-25 state appropriation and was finalized in Spring of 2023.

For more details on previously funded projects, download the 2023-2025 Final Investment Plan.

For those who may be considering applying for the ESRP Restoration and Protection Grant Program in the future, see the 2022 Request for Proposals document and the new 2024 grant calendar below. 

Restoration and Protection Grant Application Schedule

2025-2027 Grant Round 

Task Date Description
RFP published Dec. 7, 2023 Release Restoration and Protection Grants RFP
Grant competition informational webinar Nov. 28, 2023 9:00 A.M. to noon Informational Webinar for Restoration and Protection, Learning (Pre-Design) and Small Grants Programs. Register here.
Pre-proposals due; register for site visits

Feb. 8, 2024 

11:59 P.M.

Pre-proposal submitted through PRISM online. All applicants will be contacted with instructions to schedule site visits. Site visit scheduling questions can be sent to
Pre-application site visit presentations

March 4 - 29, 2024

In-person site visits with members of the ESRP team.

  • March 4-8 Central/South Sound
  • March 11-15 North Sound
  • March 18-22 West Sound/Hood Canal
  • March 25-29 (virtual)
Pre-proposal review complete; invitation to submit full proposal

April 8, 2024

Pre-proposal review complete; applicants invited to submit Final Applications to Restoration and Protection Grant Program.
Final applications due (both new and portfolio projects) in PRISM

May 22, 2024

11:59 P.M.

Final Applications due (both new and portfolio) for Restoration and Protection Grants.

Applicant presentations and technical review

July 8 - 12, 2024

Applicant Presentations and Technical Review Week for Restoration & Protection Grants.

2025-27 Preliminary Investment Plan released

Oct. 1, 2024

Funding notification is dependent upon the final 2025-27 state budget. Funds are anticipated to be available on July 1, 2025.

Final investment plan

Spring 2025 Determined by WA Legislature.

Anticipated grant period

July 1, 2025 - June 30, 2027 Biennium