The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting applications for Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account (ALEA) grants. The ALEA Grant Program funds five major types of projects; however, others may be considered.
* Habitat projects include activities that restore and/or preserve fish and wildlife habitat.
* Research projects increase our knowledge of fish and wildlife species.
* Education projects communicate information or provide hands on experiences that will enhance public understanding of fish and wildlife and their habitat.
* Facility Development projects provide or enhance access to fish and wildlife related recreational opportunities.
* Artificial Production projects rear and release fish or wildlife for public recreation or to restore populations. All artificial production projects must be pre-approved by WDFW to be eligible to apply for an ALEA grant.
Eligible applicants include individual citizens, non-profit organizations, schools (including universities), political subdivisions such as conservation districts and tribes. For-profit businesses, State, and federal agencies may not apply.
This is a reimbursement grant, and funds may not be used for direct wages, benefits or stipends.
The application deadline is February 28, 2023