City of Tacoma - Make a Splash
Make a Splash Environmental Grant Program
Center for Urban Waters
326 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421
- Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification
- Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Maximum Grant Amount
The City of Tacoma will begin accepting applications to the Make a Splash program on May 1. Funding is available for environmental grants to help educate residents and protect and restore surface water resources.
Tie-ins with the Puget Sound regional stormwater pollution prevention campaign, Puget Sound Starts Here, are encouraged.
Projects should have a strong stormwater message, provide a stormwater benefit, and may be educational in nature. Projects should focus on preventing stormwater pollution and protecting or restoring clean surface water. This grant is not meant for projects focusing on water conservation or clean drinking water. Grants are open to anyone considering a project within Tacoma city limits.
- Produce and implement water quality education programs within the community or classroom that conserve, protect and encourage behavioral change.
- Become actively involved in stream or wetland restoration and protection.
- Generate and distribute materials and supplies for community stewardship projects that educate citizens about protecting Tacoma’s water quality and water resources.
- Adopt and complete projects that involve erosion control where surface waters are being affected.
- Install and evaluate water quality Best Management Practices (including low-impact development) included in the City’s surface water manual.
- Restore or protect streams and wetlands by planting vegetation, cleanups or educational field trips.
- Radio or TV programs or public service announcements on environmental education or restoration.
- Flood prevention efforts.
Projects may be completed in the classroom, in the community or at a business. They also may be located along Tacoma’s numerous streams, such as Puget Creek and Swan Creek; along marine shorelines, including Ruston Way or Titlow Beach; or adjacent to such wetlands as Delong Pond, and Snake Lake. Please note that permits may be required.
Applicants should be aware that this is a reimbursement grant.
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 8/23/2020
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