Washington Department of Ecology - Emergency Drought
- Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification
- Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Maximum Grant Amount
November 20, 2023
The Washington Department of Ecology is accepting applications for Emergency Drought Funding. Projects eligible for funding must address drought hardships to agriculture or livestock, public water supplies, or fisheries and wildlife.
1. To be eligible for funding, one or more of the following must be partially or completely within the area of a drought declaration order by Ecology:
(a) The public water system’s service area.
(b) The geographic area where irrigated agriculture or livestock are located.
(c) The source of water, or the water body, that supplies water to the entity applying for funding.
2. The reduction in water supply caused by drought must cause, or will cause, undue hardship, as described under WAC 173-167 230.
3. Ecology will provide up to 50% state share match of an eligible project cost, except if the Applicant is a public water system that serves an economically disadvantaged community, as defined in WAC 173-167-200. In this situation, Ecology may fund up to 100% of an eligible project cost.
Recipients are responsible for the remaining share of eligible project costs (match) and 100% of all non-eligible project costs.
Projects eligible for funding must be located in areas that are listed in the drought emergency declaration.
Applicants eligible for funding include:
- County, or city governmental agencies.
- Federally-recognized Tribes.
- Public utility districts, formed under chapter 54.04 RCW.
- Water and sewer districts, formed under chapter 57.02 RCW.
- Conservation districts, formed under chapter 89.08 RCW.
- Irrigation districts, formed under chapter 87.03 RCW.
- Port districts, formed under chapter 53.04 RCW.
- Watershed management partnerships, formed under chapter 39.34.200 RCW.
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 8/19/2023
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