Competitive Capital Budget Grant and Loan Programs


This page contains information about capital budget grant and loan programs for which individuals and organizations may apply. Please click on the program link to find more information on how to apply.

Updated: 7/5/2022

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New / Updated Agency Grant/Loan Program Brief Program Description Eligible Organizations Final Application Deadline Application Process Approval 2021-23 Total Program Appropriation
(dollars in thousands)
 Department of Archaeology & Historic PreservationHeritage Barn Preservation ProgramCompetitive grant program to assist with rehabilitation projects to stabilize and preserve designated Heritage Barns across the state. Historic agricultural structures listed in the Heritage Barn Register, Washington Heritage Register, or National Register of Historic Places, are eligible to receive grant funds.Cities, Landowners, Non-Profit Organizations, TownsOther (see program website link)State Agency Award1,000
 Department of Archaeology & Historic PreservationHistoric Cemetery Grant ProgramThe Historic Cemetery Grants are for construction, renovation, or rehabilitation projects that preserve the historic character, features, and materials of a cemetery, or that maintain or improve the functions of the cemetery. Grants are awarded through a competitive application process. Any cemetery containing five or more burials, with at least one burial more than 50 years old, is eligible for grant funding.Cities, Counties, Landowners, Non-Profit Organizations, Special Purpose DistrictsOther (see program website link)State Agency Award300
 Department of Archaeology & Historic PreservationHistoric County Courthouse Rehabilitation GrantsCompetitive grant program designed to provide state matching funds for eligible county courthouse rehabilitation capital projects.CountiesOther (see program website link)Legislatively-Approved List1,862
 Department of CommerceAffordability PreservationGrant program for the preservation of affordable multifamily rental housing at risk of losing affordability due to expiration of use restrictions that otherwise require affordability including, but not limited to, United States Department of Agriculture funded multifamily housing, which are not currently in the Housing Trust Fund portfolio. Applications are accepted starting July 1, 2021 until funds are exhausted.Cities, Counties, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Towns, TribesOther (see program website link)State Agency Award10,000
 Department of CommerceBuilding Communities FundThe Building Communities Fund Program awards state grants to nonprofit, community-based organizations to defray up to 25 percent or more of eligible capital costs to acquire, construct, or rehabilitate nonresidential community and social service centers.Non-Profit Organizations, TribesJuly - September; even yearsLegislatively-Approved List30,146
 Department of CommerceBuilding for the ArtsThe Building for the Arts Program awards grants to performing arts centers, art museums, and cultural organizations for up to 20 percent of eligible capital costs for acquisition, construction, and/or major renovation of capital facilities.Non-Profit Organizations, TribesApril - June; even yearsLegislatively-Approved List16,000
UpdatedDepartment of CommerceCERB Administered Broadband InfrastructureCERB has the authority to finance the cost to build infrastructure to provide high-speed, open-access broadband service, to rural underserved communities, for the purpose of community or economic development. Eligible projects include tower construction and fiber installation and expansion. The board reviews and meets every two months.Cities, Counties, Other, Port Districts, Special Purpose Districts, TribesOther (see program website link)First Come, First Served50,000
UpdatedDepartment of CommerceClean Energy FundThe Clean Energy Fund program funds the development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technology. Projects include grid modernization, electrification of transportation and maritime systems, building electrification, clean energy research, development and demonstration, rural clean energy, and grants to nonprofit lenders. Application process varies by grant type, please see website for more details.Cities, Counties, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Public Utility Districts, Towns, TribesOther (see program website link)State Agency Award76,370
UpdatedDepartment of CommerceCommunity Behavioral Health FacilitiesThe Department of Commerce, in collaboration with the Department of Social and Health Services, the Health Care Authority, and the Department of Health, awards grants through a competitive process to community hospitals and other community entities to expand and to establish new capacity for behavioral health services, including crisis stabilization, around the state.Cities, Counties, For-Profit Organizations, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, TribesOctober - December; odd yearsState Agency Award193,487
UpdatedDepartment of CommerceCommunity Economic Revitalization Board ProgramCERB has the authority to finance public infrastructure improvements that encourage new private business development and expansion. In addition to funding construction projects, CERB provides limited funding for studies that evaluate high-priority economic development and broadband projects. The board reviews and meets every two months.Cities, Counties, Community Water Systems, Other, Port Districts, Public Utility Districts, Special Purpose Districts, Towns, TribesRollingFirst Come, First Served65,000
UpdatedDepartment of CommerceEarly Learning Facilities Grants and LoansThe Early Learning Facilities program provides grants to Early Childhood Education Assistance Program (ECEAP) contractors and Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) providers to expand, remodel, purchase, or construct early learning facilities and classrooms necessary to support state-funded early learning opportunities for low-income children.Cities, Counties, For-Profit Organizations, Higher Education Institutions, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Towns, TribesOctober - December; odd yearsState Agency Award58,500
 Department of CommerceEnergy Retrofits for Public BuildingsEnergy efficiency and solar grant funded projects result in energy and operational cost savings at state public higher education institutions, local government facilities, state agencies and K-12 public school districts. Application process, match requirements, and eligible grantees vary by grant type. Please see website for additional details.Cities, Counties, Higher Education Institutions, State Agencies, School Districts, TribesOther (see program website link)Other9,957
UpdatedDepartment of CommerceHousing Trust FundCompetitive grant and loan program to fund housing assistance for low-income persons and special needs populations. The program supports the construction, acquisition or rehabilitation of low-income housing units; assists low-income homebuyers with down payments to purchase their first homes; and provides pre-development technical assistance and organizational capacity building through strategic partnerships.Cities, Counties, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Towns, TribesOther (see program website link)State Agency Award289,500
NewDepartment of Archaeology & Historic PreservationHistoric Theater Capital Grants ProgramGrants are provided to eligible organizations for capital projects that stabilize and rehabilitate historical theater buildings. To qualify, a theater must have been originally built as a theater, be currently operating as, or will be restored to operate as, a theater, and be registered in the Washington Heritage Register or the National Register of Historic Places. As of April 2022, all 2021-23 grant funding has been fully awarded and the application cycle is closed.Cities, Counties, For-Profit Organizations, Non-Profit Organizations, Towns, TribesOther (see program website link)State Agency Award300
 Department of CommerceK-12 Early Learning Facilities GrantsProvides grants to K-12 school districts to expand, remodel, purchase, or construct early learning facilities and classrooms necessary to support state-funded early learning opportunities for low-income children.School DistrictsJuly - September; even yearsLegislatively-Approved List4,719
UpdatedDepartment of CommerceLibrary Capital Improvement ProgramCompetitive grant program to assist libraries operated by governmental units in acquiring, constructing, or rehabilitating facilities.Cities, Counties, Other, TownsJanuary - March; even yearsLegislatively-Approved List16,604
UpdatedDepartment of CommercePublic Works BoardProvides loans and grants for public works projects for the planning, acquisition, construction, repair, reconstruction, replacement, rehabilitation, or improvement of streets and roads, bridges, water systems, or storm and sanitary sewage systems, lead remediation of drinking water systems, and solid waste facilities, including recycling facilities.Cities, Counties, Special Purpose Districts, TownsOther (see program website link)State Agency Award249,000
NewDepartment of EcologyPuget Sound Nutrient Reduction Grant ProgramGrant program to assist municipalities in preparing and planning for future treatment facility upgrades and implementing operational modifications necessary to maximize nutrient removal from existing treatment processes and meet Puget Sound Nutrient General Permit requirements. Eligible applicants for funding are the 42 municipalities that operate the 58 wastewater treatment plants that discharge to Puget Sound that will be covered by the permit. Applications for 2021-23 are closed.Cities, CountiesOther (see program website link)State Agency Award9,000
NewDepartment of CommerceIncreasing Housing InventoryGrants for cities to facilitate transit-oriented development in areas with light rail or fixed rail systems, bus rapid transit, high frequency bus service or park and ride lots. In November 2021, Commerce awarded 11 grants of up to $250,000 to review zoning in areas served by transit and to study environmental impacts of planned development in advance to streamline permit processing times.CitiesOther (see program website link)State Agency Award2,500
NewDepartment of CommerceRapid Capital HousingCapital funding to acquire real property for rapid conversion into enhanced emergency shelters, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, permanent housing, youth housing, drop-in center, or shelter for people with extremely low incomes, as well as people experiencing sheltered and unsheltered homelessness, in Washington State.Cities, Counties, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Towns, TribesRollingState Agency Award419,235
NewDepartment of EcologyWater BankingGrants to fund the development of water banks in rural headwater counties. Funds will be used to help eligible counties and their partners preserve water rights for local use and to preserve instream flow. Applications are accepted from Nov. 17, 2021, until all funds are awarded, or until funding expires on June 30, 2023.CountiesRollingState Agency Award14,000
NewDepartment of CommerceConnecting Housing to Infrastructure ProgramGrants for sewer, water or stormwater improvements and/or waived system development charges for new affordable housing projects. The city or county must have imposed a sales and use tax for affordable housing.Cities, Counties, Public Utility DistrictsRollingState Agency Award45,300
NewDepartment of CommerceBroadband OfficeGrants are available for broadband infrastructure projects that meet a number of eligibility requirements including minimum speeds of 100 megabits per second (mps) upload and 20 mps download. In addition to the organizations listed, multiparty entities comprised of a combination of public entity members or private entity members are also eligible to apply. A round of funding will become available spring 2022.Cities, Counties, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Port Districts, Public Utility Districts, Special Purpose Districts, Towns, TribesRollingState Agency Award375,778
UpdatedDepartment of CommercePublic Works Board Broadband InfrastructureCompetitive grant and low-interest loan program for construction and planning projects to expand access to broadband service in unserved areas of the state. There is a $2 million per project loan/grant award limit with a 50 percent match. Projects in financially distressed areas and Indian country may receive up to 90 percent of the total project cost for a total not to exceed $5 million.Cities, Counties, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Port Districts, Public Utility Districts, Towns, TribesOther (see program website link)State Agency Award85,000
 Department of CommerceRural RehabilitationDeferred payment loan program for rural single-family homeowners with low income to pay for the cost for home rehabilitation to stabilize and make weatherization-ready. Commerce contracts with local governments, tribal nations, and other approved grantees to provide home rehabilitation services.Cities, Other, Public Utility Districts, Towns, TribesOther (see program website link)Other5,000
UpdatedDepartment of CommerceWeatherization ProgramThe Weatherization Program provides grants to local partners to improve energy efficiency & air quality for low-income single family and multi-family households. Projects include adding insulation, sealing cracks, and other changes that reduce heat loss, save money on heating bills and make homes healthier. The federal government and Washington State fund weatherization programs in Commerce. Commerce contracts with local agencies that provide the weatherization services.Cities, Other, Public Utility Districts, Towns, TribesOther (see program website link)Other89,766
 Department of CommerceYouth Recreational FacilitiesCompetitive grant program designed to fund up to 25 percent of eligible capital costs of new facilities or major improvements to facilities dedicated to nonresidential youth services (excluding outdoor athletic fields).Non-Profit Organizations, TribesApril - June; even yearsLegislatively-Approved List3,689
UpdatedDepartment of HealthDrinking Water Assistance ProgramsThe Drinking Water Assistance Program awards low-interest loans (and provides technical assistance) to local municipal- and privately-owned water systems for preconstruction or construction projects that improve drinking water infrastructure and increase public health. Program is funded with federal and state funds. The application approval process varies by project type. Please see program website for more details.Cities, Counties, Community Water Systems, Other, Public Utility Districts, Special Purpose DistrictsOther (see program website link)State Agency Award133,300
 Washington State Historical SocietyHeritage Capital ProjectsCompetitive grants for capital projects at publicly accessible facilities that interpret and preserve Washington’s history and heritage.Cities, Counties, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Port Districts, Towns, TribesApril - June; even yearsLegislatively-Approved List8,816
 Department of EcologyClean Diesel GrantsClean diesel grant funds can be used to help purchase and install clean diesel technology on public and privately-owned heavy-duty vehicles and equipment. The program’s primary objective is to electrify school buses, but the program will also support idle reduction and other diesel equipment engine replacements.Cities, Counties, Other, Port Districts, Public Utility Districts, State Agencies, School Districts, TribesOther (see program website link)Other15,000
 Department of EcologyCoastal Wetlands Federal FundsThe National Coastal Wetland Conservation grant program provides grants for up to $1 million to coastal and Great Lakes states to protect, restore, and enhance coastal wetland ecosystems and associated uplands. Sub-grantees, such as public benefit non-profit entities, local and tribal governments can hold the acquired land and apply for funding through Ecology or another state agency.State AgenciesOther (see program website link)Federal Agency Award8,000
 Department of EcologyFloodplains by DesignFloodplains by Design (FbD) is a partnership between local, state, federal, and private organizations to coordinate integrated management of floodplain areas throughout Washington. FbD works to accelerate integrated efforts to reduce flood risks and restore habitat along Washington's major river corridors. Its goal is to improve the resiliency of floodplains in order to protect local communities and the health of the environment.Cities, Counties, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Port Districts, TribesOther (see program website link)Legislatively-Approved List50,908
 Department of EcologyFreshwater Algae Grant ProgramFreshwater Algae Grants are provided to communities to monitor and remove nuisance algae and manage excessive freshwater algal blooms, with priority for the treatment of lakes in which harmful algal blooms have occurred within the past three years. Ecology issues between three and five grants each year.Cities, Counties, Special Purpose Districts, State Agencies, TribesOther (see program website link)State Agency Award730
 Department of EcologyFreshwater Aquatic Invasive Plants Grant ProgramFreshwater Aquatic Invasive Plants Grants are awarded to communities to help control aquatic invasive plants. Eligible activities include development of integrated aquatic vegetation management plans, plant control activities, education and information projects, aquatic plant mapping and inventory, and pilot and demonstration projects, evaluation of implementation effectiveness and follow-up monitoring.Cities, Counties, Special Purpose Districts, State Agencies, TribesOther (see program website link)State Agency Award1,700
 Department of EcologyHealthy Housing Remediation ProgramUnder this program, Ecology will offer grants to public, nonprofit, and private entities intending to remediate contaminated property to develop affordable housing. Ecology may also perform remediation on behalf of such entities.Cities, Counties, For-Profit Organizations, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, TownsOther (see program website link)State Agency Award10,911
 Department of EcologyProduct Replacement ProgramThe Product Replacement Program offers financial incentives to Washington businesses to remove or replace consumer products containing toxic chemicals through technology and infrastructure upgrades, best management practices, disposal programs, and the use of safer chemicals. Currently, replacement programs are available for auto degreasers, firefighting foam, certain dry cleaning chemicals, recreational foam, and mercury thermostats.OtherOther (see program website link)Other6,500
 Department of EcologyReducing Toxic Woodstove EmissionsEcology provides grants to local clean air agencies to assist communities that violate or are close to violating federal fine particle pollution standards to remove uncertified wood-burning home heating devices with cleaner home heating options. Priority will be given to communities at high risk of violating national ambient air quality standards to prevent violations and avoid significant economic, environmental, and public health consequences.OtherRollingFederal Agency Award3,000
 Department of EcologyRemedial Action Grants and LoansProvides funds to local governments to clean up contaminated areas. Categories are: integrated planning grants; oversight remedial action grants; independent remedial action grants; area-wide groundwater investigation grants; and safe drinking water action grants. Local governments can apply for a loan or grant to help clean up hazardous waste sites supervised by the Department of Ecology or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under a legal order or decree.Cities, Counties, Other, Port DistrictsOther (see program website link)Legislatively-Approved List71,194
 Department of EcologyStreamflow Restoration Implementation GrantsProvides funding for projects that improve streamflow and instream resources. Priority is given to watersheds and areas addressed in the law and basins with Endangered Species Act-listed fish species.Cities, Counties, Non-Profit Organizations, Special Purpose Districts, State Agencies, TribesOther (see program website link)Other40,000
 Department of EcologyWaste Tire Pile Cleanup and PreventionThe tire program provides funding to local governments to prevent and remove waste tire piles, and the enforcement and education on tire storage and hauling regulation.Cities, CountiesOther (see program website link)State Agency Award1,000
UpdatedDepartment of EcologyWater Quality Combined Funding ProgramA competitive application process providing low-interest loans and grants for projects that protect and improve water quality in Washington. These projects are wastewater treatment facilities, stormwater, onsite sewage systems, or projects to reduce nonpoint sources of water pollution. Applications are accepted annually between August and October.Cities, Counties, Conservation Districts, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Special Purpose Districts, Towns, TribesOther (see program website link)Other666,000
 Washington Pollution Liability Insurance ProgramHeating Oil Tank ProgramThe Heating Oil Loan and Grant Program provides up to $75,000 for heating oil tank owners to collect critical data about their site and clean up releases, upgrade, replace, or remove heating oil tank systems to prevent future releases, and install new infrastructure. Eligible applicants must own the property where the heating oil tank is located or provide written consent from the property owner.OtherOther (see program website link)State Agency Award8,000
 Washington Pollution Liability Insurance ProgramUnderground Storage Tank ProgramThe Underground Storage Tank (UST) Grant and Loan Program provides UST owners and operators access to capital to replace or upgrade aging fuel systems to prevent leaks and dispense modern fuels; clean up historic or ongoing contamination caused by UST leaks; and adapt old stations for the changing transportation fuel market, including the installation of alternative fueling infrastructure such as electric vehicle charging stations. As of 9/2021, PLIA is temporarily not accepting new applicationsOtherOther (see program website link)State Agency Award12,000
 State Parks and Recreation CommissionStatewide Boat Pump-Out ProgramThe Clean Vessel Act Grant Program offers grants for the construction, renovation, operation, and maintenance of publicly accessible marine sewage disposal facilities for use by recreational boats. Projects typically funded include construction or renovation of pump-outs, dump stations, floating restrooms, and pump-out boats. Financial assistance is offered for the ongoing operation and maintenance costs of these facilities.Cities, Counties, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Port Districts, State Agencies, Towns, TribesOther (see program website link)Other2,600
 Recreation and Conservation OfficeAquatic Lands Enhancement AccountCompetitive grants for the purchase, improvement, or protection of aquatic lands for public purposes, and for providing and improving access to such lands.Cities, Counties, State Agencies, Towns, TribesApril - June; even yearsLegislatively-Approved List9,100
 Recreation and Conservation OfficeBoating Facilities ProgramCompetitive grants for the acquisition, development, planning, and renovation projects for motorized boating facilities, including launching ramps, transient moorage, and support facilities on fresh and saltwater. Funding is divided equally between state and local projects.Cities, Counties, Other, Port Districts, State Agencies, School Districts, Towns, TribesOctober - December; even yearsState Agency Award14,950
 Recreation and Conservation OfficeBoating Infrastructure Grant ProgramCompetitive federal grants to develop and renovate recreational transient boating facilities targeting boats 26 feet and longer. Grants may also be used for boater education.Cities, Counties, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Port Districts, Public Utility Districts, Special Purpose Districts, State Agencies, Towns, TribesApril - June; annuallyFederal Agency Award2,200
 Recreation and Conservation OfficeBrian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal BoardCompetitive grants to remove barriers to fish passage with the goal of restoring salmon and steelhead to healthy and harvestable levels. The grant program is administered jointly by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Recreation and Conservation Office.Cities, Counties, Landowners, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Port Districts, Special Purpose Districts, State Agencies, School Districts, Towns, TribesOther (see program website link)Legislatively-Approved List26,795
 Recreation and Conservation OfficeCommunity Forest Grant ProgramCompetitive grants to help communities protect and enhance their surrounding forest lands by acquiring land and developing collaborative models of community-based forest management and use.Cities, Counties, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Port Districts, Special Purpose Districts, State Agencies, Towns, TribesOther (see program website link)Legislatively-Approved List16,299
 Recreation and Conservation OfficeEstuary and Salmon Restoration ProgramCompetitive grants to protect and restore Puget Sound beaches, bays, and river deltas. The grants focus on strategic, ecosystem restoration projects that align with regional recovery efforts in the Puget Sound Action Agenda.Cities, Counties, Federal Agencies, Higher Education Institutions, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, State Agencies, Towns, TribesOther (see program website link)Legislatively-Approved List15,708
 Recreation and Conservation OfficeFamily Forest Fish Passage ProgramGrants for small forest landowners to repair or remove fish passage barriers on their property. Enrolled landowners are not required to replace a barrier until the state provides financial assistance.LandownersRollingState Agency Award5,957
 Recreation and Conservation OfficeFirearms and Archery Range Recreation ProgramCompetitive grants to acquire, develop, and renovate public and private nonprofit firearm range and archery training/practice facilities.Cities, Counties, Non-Profit Organizations, Special Purpose Districts, State Agencies, School Districts, TownsOctober - December; even yearsState Agency Award630
 Recreation and Conservation OfficeLand and Water Conservation FundCompetitive federal grants for projects that acquire, preserve, develop, and provide access to outdoor recreation resources, including parks, trails, and wildlife lands. Cities, Counties, Other, Special Purpose Districts, State Agencies, TribesOther (see program website link)Federal Agency Award20,000
 Recreation and Conservation OfficeNon-Highway Off-Road Vehicle AccountCompetitive grants that provide funding to develop and manage recreation opportunities for such activities as cross-country skiing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain bicycling, hunting, fishing, sightseeing, motorcycling, and riding all-terrain and four-wheel drive vehicles. A portion of the funding also is available for education and enforcement programs that encourage environmentally responsible use of the outdoors and for helping to minimize conflict between visitors.Cities, Counties, Federal Agencies, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Special Purpose Districts, State Agencies, Towns, TribesOctober - December; even yearsState Agency Award10,000
 Recreation and Conservation OfficePuget Sound Acquisition and RestorationCompetitive grants to help implement habitat protection and restoration priorities for salmon recovery in Puget Sound. The program is co-managed with the Puget Sound Partnership.Cities, Counties, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Port Districts, Special Purpose Districts, State Agencies, School Districts, Towns, TribesOther (see program website link)State Agency Award52,807
 Recreation and Conservation OfficeRecreational Trails ProgramCompetitive federal grants to rehabilitate and maintain recreational trails and facilities that provide a back-country experience.Cities, Counties, Federal Agencies, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Port Districts, State Agencies, School Districts, TribesOctober - December; even yearsState Agency Award5,000
UpdatedRecreation and Conservation OfficeSalmon Recovery GrantsCompetitive grants awarded by the Salmon Recovery Funding Board to protect and restore salmon habitat. All project applications must first go through the local lead entity group. Program is funded with state and federal funds. Cities, Counties, Landowners, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Port Districts, Public Utility Districts, State Agencies, School Districts, TribesOther (see program website link)State Agency Award95,000
 Recreation and Conservation OfficeWashington Coastal Restoration Initiative GrantsCompetitive grants to restore aquatic and terrestrial habitat on the Washington coast, which serves to protect existing salmon populations and provide jobs for local communities.Cities, Counties, Conservation Districts, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Port Districts, Special Purpose Districts, State Agencies, TribesOther (see program website link)Legislatively-Approved List10,313
 Recreation and Conservation OfficeWashington Wildlife and Recreation ProgramCompetitive grants with 12 categories that provides funding for acquisition, renovation and development of state lands, local and state parks, water access sites, trails, critical wildlife habitat, natural areas, urban wildlife habitat, farmland and forestland preservation, and protection of riparian areas.Cities, Counties, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Port Districts, Special Purpose Districts, State Agencies, School Districts, Towns, TribesApril - June; even yearsLegislatively-Approved List100,000
 Recreation and Conservation OfficeYouth Athletic FacilitiesCompetitive grants that provide grants to acquire, develop, and improve outdoor athletic facilities, such as ballfields, courts, swimming pools, BMX tracks, and skate parks that serve youth.Cities, Counties, Non-Profit Organizations, Other, Towns, TribesApril - June; even yearsLegislatively-Approved List11,227
 State Conservation CommissionConservation Resrv Enhance Pgm Riparian FundingFederal and state funded grants that restore streamside habitat for salmon and protect habitat for 10 - 15 years. The grant program supports pre-project design and management, technical assistance during project implementation, and provides oversight and maintenance for five years after planting.LandownersRollingFirst Come, First Served4,000
 State Conservation CommissionImprove Shellfish Growing AreasGrants to conservation districts to implement voluntary natural resource enhancement projects on private land to improve water quality in shellfish growing areas and to address ocean acidification.  Funding supports pre-project design and management, including engineering, cultural resource review, and technical assistance during project implementation.Conservation DistrictsRollingFirst Come, First Served3,500
 State Conservation CommissionMatch for Federal RCPPGrants for matching federal funds received by conservation districts for federally approved Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) projects. RCPP is a United States Department of Agriculture program originating with the 2014 federal Farm Bill. RCPP funds projects to increase the restoration and sustainable use of soil, water, wildlife, and related natural resources on regional or watershed scales.Conservation DistrictsRollingFederal Agency Award7,000
 State Conservation CommissionNatural Resource InvestmentsGrants to private landowners to voluntarily work with conservation districts to develop and implement best management practices that address natural resource problems. The State Conservation Commission directs program funds to conservation districts, which then use this funding to assist participating landowners.Conservation DistrictsRollingOther4,000
 State Conservation CommissionWater Irrigation Efficiencies ProgramGrants to increase the efficiency of on-farm water application and conveyance systems. The saved water is returned to drought-prone streams that are home to Endangered Species Act-listed fish species.LandownersRollingFirst Come, First Served2,000
 Department of Natural ResourcesForest LegacyFunds conservation easements or fee acquisitions to protect working forests under threat of conversion to non-forest uses, most commonly for commercial or residential development. The program is administered by the USDA Forest Service, and in Washington is carried out by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.LandownersOther (see program website link)Federal Agency Award17,000
 Department of Natural ResourcesForest Riparian Easement ProgramFREP compensates eligible small forest landowners in exchange for a 50-year easement on “qualifying timber.” This is the timber the landowner is required to leave un-harvested as a result of forest practices rules protecting Washington’s forests and fish. Landowners cannot cut or remove the qualifying timber during the easement period. The landowner still owns the property and retains full access, but has “leased” the trees and their associated riparian function to the state.LandownersOther (see program website link)First Come, First Served6,000
 Department of Natural ResourcesRivers and Habitat Open Space ProgramPurchase of conservation easements from landowners with forested land located in a channel-migration zone (CMZ) and/or critical habitat for state-listed threatened or endangered species. The two types of eligible land: 1) forestland habitat critical for state-listed threatened or endangered species (critical habitat), and 2) river habitat called unconfined CMZ, which are islands of timber within an actively shifting river channel.LandownersOther (see program website link)Legislatively-Approved List1,419
 Department of AgricultureSafety and Access at FairsGrants for local governments and nonprofit organizations to support capital projects that make health or safety improvements to agricultural fairgrounds or fair facilities in order to benefit participants and the fair-going public.Cities, Counties, Non-Profit Organizations, TownsOctober - December; odd yearsState Agency Award8,005
 Public SchoolsAgricultural Science in Schools Grant to FFACompetitive grants administered by the Future Farmers of America Foundation to furnish equipment for agricultural science instruction.School DistrictsOther (see program website link)State Agency Award2,000
 Public SchoolsCareer Preparation and Launch Equipment GrantsCompetitive grants of no more than $150,000 for school districts to purchase and install career and technical education equipment that expands work-integrated learning opportunities.School DistrictsOctober - December; odd yearsState Agency Award2,000
 Public SchoolsHealthy Kids, Healthy Schools GrantsComprised of two separate grant programs: 1) Grants to school districts for the purchase of equipment or to make repairs to existing equipment that is related to improving children's physical health and nutrition and may not exceed $200,000 for any one school district; and 2) Grants to school districts, charter schools, and state-tribal education compact schools, for the replacement of lead-contaminated pipes and drinking water fixtures.School Districts, TribesOctober - December; odd yearsState Agency Award6,598
UpdatedPublic SchoolsSchool Construction Assistance Program GrantsGrants to school districts to assist in construction and renovation of K-12 school facilities. State assistance is formula-based.School DistrictsOther (see program website link)State Agency Award540,680
UpdatedPublic SchoolsSchool District Health and SafetyFunds for the following grant types: (a) emergency grants for unexpected and imminent health and safety hazards at K–12 public schools, including Skill Centers, which will impact the day-to-day operations of the school facility; (b) nonrecurring urgent small repair grants at K-12 public schools, excluding skill centers, that could impact the health and safety of students and staff if not completed; and (c) equal access facilities grants for K-12 public schools, including skill centers.School DistrictsOther (see program website link)State Agency Award8,893
UpdatedPublic SchoolsSmall Distr/Tribal Compact Schools ModernizationCompetitive construction and planning grants to small public school districts and state tribal compact schools to repair or replace significant building systems in K-12 school facilities. Small district modernization grants for school districts may not exceed $5 million in total cost for the 2023-25 application cycle. School Districts, TribesJuly - September; odd yearsLegislatively-Approved List49,725
NewPublic SchoolsSchool Seismic Safety Grant Program (Link to program TBD)Grant funding for schools in high seismic hazard areas, built before 1998 and not retrofitted to 2005 seismic standards. An amount of $8.6 million is set aside for 2019-21 projects that were previously identified by OSPI as very high risk.School DistrictsOther (see program website link)State Agency Award100,000
 Community & Technical College SystemCTC Career Prep and Launch Equipment GrantsCompetitive grants to community and technical colleges to purchase and install equipment that expands career-connected learning opportunities.Public Comm/Technical CollegesOther (see program website link)State Agency Award5,000
 Department of TransportationAviation Revitalization LoansA direct loan to certain airports that may be publicly or privately owned, but are available for public use, and must have less than 75,000 annual commercial air service passenger enplanements as published by the Federal Aviation Administration. Eligible projects can include hangars, fueling facilities, business parks on airport property, paid parking facilities, passenger amenities, and other revenue-generating or cost-cutting developments.OtherOther (see program website link)State Agency Award5,000

The appropriation levels shown for the various programs reflect the total funding in the enacted 2021-23 Capital Budget for each program; for legislatively approved lists, the levels shown reflect the amount for previously approved lists. In the majority of cases, these lists are ranked by the agencies prior to submittal to the Legislature for future appropriation. Future funding levels for these programs may be different and will require appropriation by the Legislature. Individuals or organizations applying for funding are responsible for following the application requirements found at the grant/loan program link. Grant and loan programs that were newly added in the 2022 Supplemental Capital Budget are not included. If the new programs are continued in the 2023-25 Capital Budget, they will be added to the website in the summer of 2023.