ESRP Small Grants Program

Final applications for the 2024 ESRP Small Grants are due by Feb. 21, 2024. More details below. 

During the last grant 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.

Request for Proposals

For those who may be considering applying for the ESRP Small Grants Program in the future, see the newly released 2024 Request for Proposals document and the new 2024 grant calendar below.

Small Grants Program Application Schedule 

2025-2027 Grant Round

RFP released

Nov. 1, 2023

Release Small 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. Watch the recording.

Pre-proposals due; register for site visits

Dec. 4, 2023

11:59 P.M.
Pre-proposals due in PRISM to register for required virtual site visits.

Pre-application virtual site visit presentations

Dec. 11 - 14, 2023

Small Grants virtual site visit presentations.

Pre-proposal review complete; invitation to submit full proposal

Dec. 15, 2023

Pre-proposal review complete; applicants invited to submit Full Proposals to Small Grants.

Final applications due in PRISM

Feb. 21, 2024

11:59 P.M.

Final applications due for Small Grants.

Technical review meetings

April 11 – 12, 2024

Technical review meetings held for small grants.

Reviewer questions

April 17, 2024

Written questions from reviewers provided to applicants.

Response to questions due

April 24, 2024 Applicants' response to reviewer questions due.
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