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WaterWorks Grant informational workshops set for April 26 & May 4

Summary

King County will host two informational workshops to assist applicants seeking funding for environmental projects through its WaterWorks Grant Program. The workshops will take place in Bellevue on April 26 and in Tukwila on May 4.

Story

Groups seeking funding for environmental projects through King County’s WaterWorks Grant program are invited to attend one of two upcoming informational workshops on the program and the application process.

The WaterWorks Grant Program was established in 2015 to support investments in clean water and healthy communities within the Wastewater Treatment Division’s service area.


WaterWorks Grant Application Workshop, Bellevue
Tuesday, April 26, 4-7 p.m.
North Bellevue Community Center, Room A
4063 148th Avenue N.E.
Bellevue
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WaterWorks Grant Application Workshop, Tukwila
Wednesday, May 4, 4-7 p.m.
Tukwila Community Center, Room A
12424 42nd Avenue S.
Tukwila
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Prospective applicants will be able to meet county employees who can discuss proposal ideas and answer questions about the application process.

A total of $850,000 will be available in 2016, with a maximum award of $250,000.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25.

Nonprofits, schools, cities, counties, special purpose districts and tribes are eligible to apply for the grants. To promote partnerships and community engagement, groups are encouraged to work together on projects.

The criteria for grant application eligibility include:

  • Creating a benefit to King County sewer utility ratepayers or water quality improvements within WTD’s service area.
  • Demonstrating that water quality benefits are related to the WTD’s regional water quality responsibilities.

Examples of the type of projects eligible for funding include: 

  • Addressing a water quality problem or creating a project to maintain water quality.
  • Addressing water contaminants, i.e. pollution prevention, source identification, fats/oils/grease, product stewardship, emerging chemicals, etc.
  • Protecting or improving watersheds, streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and tidewaters.
  • Providing education, on the ground improvement projects, programs, research, technology development, or related ideas.
  • Building awareness of water quality and environmental protection and promotion of behavioral changes for improved water quality gains/outcomes.

For more information about WTD’s WaterWorks Grants, visit www.kingcounty.gov/waterworks-grants or email Water.Grants@kingcounty.gov

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