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WaterWorks Grants will provide over $2 million for community water quality projects for 2021-2022

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King County Wastewater Treatment Division’s WaterWorks Grant Program is offering $2.2 million in grants to support local water quality projects. Three free online information sessions for prospective applicants will take place Jan. 21, Jan. 26, and Feb. 1.

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If you have a great project idea that will help protect water quality, control pollution, and build healthy communities in King County, $2.2 million in funding for community-driven projects is available through King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division’s WaterWorks Grant Program. 

WaterWorks is now accepting letters of intent, the first step in the application process, through Feb. 17, 2021. Possible projects include installing raingardens and other green stormwater infrastructure; river- or stream-bank restoration; community engagement and education on water quality issues; monitoring and research; and pollution prevention. Non-profits, tribes, cities, schools, and special purpose districts are encouraged to apply. 

Projects must provide an improvement to water quality in the Wastewater Treatment Division service area, and are also evaluated based on certainty of success, community involvement, and equity and social justice.

WaterWorks is hosting free online information sessions for potential applicants. Each session will provide an overview of grant criteria, the application process, examples of past projects, and an opportunity to ask questions. The three info sessions will cover the same material at different days and times. For registration information, email water.grants@kingcounty.gov.

Information Session Dates and Times:

Thursday Jan. 21, noon-1:30 p.m. 
Tuesday Jan. 26, 6:30-8 p.m. 
Monday Feb. 1, 4-5:30 p.m. 

For more information about WTD’s WaterWorks Grant Program, please email water.grants@kingcounty.gov or call Elizabeth Loudon at 206-477-4297.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Marie Fiore, 206-263-0284 or mfiore@kingcounty.gov


About the King County Wastewater Treatment Division
King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division protects public health and enhances the environment by collecting and treating wastewater while recycling valuable resources for the Puget Sound region. The division provides wastewater treatment services to 17 cities, 17 local sewer districts and more than 1.8 million residents across a 420-square-mile area in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties.

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