Funding Opportunities

The Snohomish-Stillaguamish LIO maintains a list below highlighting current funding opportunities from federal and state sources for partners. The information is provided for convenience and is subject to change. Use the links to learn more about the financial support for ecosystem recovery and environmental resiliency projects and to apply.

Puget Sound Partnership Fund Finder Database

The Puget Sound Partnership has prepared a simple, searchable database which quickly summarizes Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding opportunities and allows sorting to show the most relevant sources for your project! This tool is in early development and will be continually updated to ensure accuracy and functionality.

Highlighted Opportunities

America the Beautiful Challenge 2023 – National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Projects: The challenge consolidates funding from multiple federal agencies and the private sector to enable applicants to conceive and develop large-scale, locally-led projects that address shared funder priorities spanning public and private lands.


This round of the grant will award approximately $116 million nationwide to conserve, connect and restore the lands, waters, and wildlife. Funding will be granted to projects across the following themes:


  • Conserving and restoring rivers, coasts, wetlands, and watersheds 
  • Conserving and restoring forests, grasslands, and important ecosystems that serve as carbon sinks
  • Connecting and reconnecting wildlife corridors, large landscapes, watersheds, and seascapes 
  • Improving ecosystem and community resilience to flooding, drought, and other climate-related threats
  • Expanding access to the outdoors, particularly in underserved communities


Eligibility: Specific grants have certain eligibility requirements, but Non-profits, local municipal governments, educational institutions, States, U.S. territories, and Tribes are eligible to apply for Sentinel Landscape Grants, National Forest Grants, and Private Forests, Rangelands, and Farmlands Grants

Key dates: Full proposal due date: Thursday, July 20th, 2023, by 11:59 pm Eastern time.


Washington State Department of Commerce Public Works Board Pre-construction, Construction, and Emergency Infrastructure Low-Interest Loans and Grants

 Projects: The Public Works Board solicits applications for loans and grants money to repair, replace, or create infrastructure. The funding available for construction loans/grants is approximately $221 million, pre-construction grants/loans will have about $7 million available, and emergency construction will also have around $7 million available for loans/grants.

Construction applications will be competitively rated and ranked for funding, pre-construction will also be a competitive funding program open continuously until funds are exhausted, and the emergency construction program will be on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are spent.  Eligible infrastructure includes domestic water, roads/streets, bridges, sanitary sewer, solid waste/recycling/organics, and Stormwater.

Eligibility: Cities, counties, special purpose districts, and Quasi-Municipal Organizations

Key Dates: Applications are being accepted and will close on July 7th, 2023 


Projects: The proposed projects can include shoreline permit monitoring, channel migration zone studies, improving shoreline master programs implementation, climate resilience planning, updating restoration plans, and public access planning. 

This competitive grant round will award a total of approximately $3 million, with an estimated award limit of $250,000. 

Eligibility: All Washington towns, cities, and counties with a Shoreline Master Program can apply for funding. 

Key Dates: Grant applications will open on July 5th, 2023, at 8:00 am and close on August 17th, 2023, at 5:00 pm.


#1 June 5th, 2023, 9:30-11:00 am (for applicants)

#2 June 6th, 2023, 1:30-3:00 pm (for consultants)

#3 June 12th, 2023, 1:30-3:00 pm (for applicants)

Website: More Information

FEMA Building Resilient Communities Announcement

Projects: Projects that address future risks to natural disasters, including ones involving wildfires, drought, hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme heat, and flooding, to increase resiliency within communities.

Eligibility: Local governments, including cities, townships, counties, special district governments, and tribes (including federally recognized tribes who choose to apply as sub-applicants) are eligible for grant consideration. All sub-applicants must have a FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan by the grant application deadline and at the time of award. 

Key Dates: Pre-applications are due Wednesday, July 26th, 2023


Stormwater Strategic Initiative Lead Grant to Reduce Toxics in Fish in Puget Sound

Projects: Reducing toxics in fish through implementation and research of chemicals of emerging concern. They are awarding up to $1 million per proposal, with up to $5.5 million available. 

Eligibility: Tribes, state agencies, local agencies, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and public universities and colleges.

Key Dates: Grant applications are currently being accepted due to an extension and will close on *August 15th, 2023, 11:59 pm PST or until all funds are allocated.

Website: Stormwater SIL RFP

Projects: Snohomish County is allocating up to $10 million to preserve agricultural land, timberland, and open space.

Eligibility: Cities, towns, county agencies, and conservation organizations.

Key Dates: Applications are accepted through August 18th, 2023, at 5:00 pm.

Website: SCCFP Advisory Board Webpage

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Eligible projects: 

  • Construction of publicly owned treatment works
  • Nonpoint source pollution management program implementation for public, private, or non-profit entities
  • National estuary program projects
  • Construction, repair, or replacement of decentralized wastewater treatment systems treating municipal wastewater or domestic sewage
  • Stormwater management, reduction, treatment, or recapture for public, private, or non-profit entities
  • Water conservation, efficiency, and reuse for municipalities and state agencies
  • Watershed pilot projects for public, private, or non-profit entities
  • Energy efficiency measures for publicly-owned treatment works
  • Water reuse assistance for public, private, or non-profit entities
  • Security measures at publicly owned treatment works for public, private, or non-profit entities
  • Technical assistance for owners and operators of small and medium-sized publicly-owned treatment works

Funding available: Low-interest loans, purchase of debt or refinance, guarantees and insurance, subsidization, and more.

Website: More Information

Page last updated March 23, 2023