A community-led environmental project along Hamm Creek was partially funded by a King County WaterWorks Grant. Courtesy of King County Wastewater Treatment Division.

A community-led environmental project along Hamm Creek was partially funded by a King County WaterWorks Grant. Courtesy of King County Wastewater Treatment Division.

King County opens WaterWorks Grant program

The biennial grant cycle will open Jan. 4, 2019.

King County announced the opening of the WaterWorks Grant Program. The biennial grant cycle provides nearly $2 million in grant opportunities. They will begin accepting application on Jan. 4, 2019.

The grant program provides funding for projects that improve water quality in the service area for the county’s regional wastewater system.

“The Water Quality grants are a great example of communities working with government in meeting a need,” said Metropolitan King County Councilmember Pet von Reichbauer in a release. “These grants encourage the protection of some of our greatest natural treasures including the Puget Sound, our rivers and creeks and our many local wetlands.”

Approximately $2 million are awarded every two years. Nonprofits, schools and educational institutions, cities, counties, and special purpose districts are eligible to apply.

Eligible activities and types of projects include community engagement and stewardship, education, outreach, habitat restoration in riparian area, water quality assessments and monitoring, science and research, technology development and more.

The grant cycle will begin Jan. 4, 2019 with the first deadline at 5 p.m. March 6, 2019. Deadline is 5 p.m. June 5, 2019.

To learn more information, visit www.kingcounty.gov or contact Elizabeth Louden at 206-477-4297.

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