Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Proposed Grant and Loan Funding for Water Quality Improvement and Protection Projects, including Federal Stimulus Money

To assist in efforts to implement the U.S. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Washington Department of Ecology has reopened its application cycle for the Washington State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund.

The lists are for the Centennial Clean Water Program, the federal Clean Water Act, Section 319 (Non-Point Source Fund) and the Washington State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund, including recovery funds for FY 2010.

Ecology hosted a public meeting on April 24th at the Pierce County Library.

DOE is accepting public comments from April 17, 2009 through 5 pm, May 1, 2009.

Comments should be sent to Jeff Nejedly, DOE Water Quality Program jnej461@ecy.wa.gov or Fax: (360) 407-7151.

Congratulations to Whatcom County for proposing the following projects!

$184,524 Upper Silver Beach Creek Comprehensive Water Quality Improvement Project

$213,106 Whatcom County Water Quality Improvement Loan

$250,000 Whatcom Conservation District - Best Management Practices for Water Quality planning and cost sharing

Additional Information

Recommended Water Project List

Washington Recovery web site

Unfortunately, the City of Bellingham and Port of Bellingham are not on the list.


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