Washington Fish and Wildlife Office
Pacific Region

Funding - Puget Sound Coastal Program

Purpose - The Puget Sound Coastal Program was established in 1991 to protect, restore, and enhance the natural resources of Puget Sound, an Estuary of National Significance under the National Estuary Program. The program works with partners to protect, restore, and enhance fish, wildlife and plant resources in Washington's coastal watersheds.

Eligibility - Any federal, state, Tribal, local or non-governmental entity may apply.

Area - Focus areas for the program are North Puget Sound and the Eastern Straits of Juan de Fuca, South Puget Sound and Hood Canal, and Willapa Bay.

Typical Projects - Large and small coastal habitat restoration projects implemented with a variety of partners. The program is flexible in the type of projects funded. Projects include planning and implementing coastal habitat restoration and protection projects; assessing threats and status of coastal resources to assist with their management and; conducting outreach and education activities to help promote the stewardship of Washington's coastal resources.

Financial Information - Notification of Funding Availability is released in early summer. The program seeks a 50% or greater cost share in federal or nonfederal match, cash, or in-kind contribution. Technical assistance in planning, project design, environmental compliance and implementation is available from the USFWS.

Contact - Ginger Phalen, 360-753-5819 or Rich Carlson, 360-753-5829

Fact Sheet

Video - "Hood Canal Gets Its Delta Back"

Click here for information about the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program.

Last updated: June 26, 2013
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