Ecology offers $7 million to local governments for stormwater construction projects

Applications for the funding are due to Ecology by June 14. Ecology expects to offer the grants in August. Projects are to be completed by June 30, 2015.

Eligible applicants for this funding opportunity are cities, towns, counties, and ports covered by one of the following water quality permits:

• Phase I Municipal Stormwater Permit.

• Phase II Eastern Washington Municipal Stormwater Permit.

• Phase II Western Washington Municipal Stormwater Permit.

If you have questions regarding this funding program, please contact:

Patricia Brommer at 360-407-6566 or email her at

Stormwater is the number one threat to urban waters in our state. During rainstorms and snowmelt, stormwater runoff carries toxic chemicals and bacteria into bays, lakes and rivers and Puget Sound.