WaterWorks Grant Program
Sound investments in clean water and community
$5 million in funding is available for the 2023/24 grant cycle. WaterWorks applications will be available January 4, 2023, and applications are due March 8, 2023; see the full schedule here.
We will have two (2) online Information Sessions in January 2023 -- details coming soon. All prospective applicants are welcome to sign up for a short 1-on-1 consultation with staff on their projects via phone; first-time applicants are particularly encouraged to sign up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a consultation.
To get updates on information sessions and more, sign up for email alerts under “Stay connected” on this page.
The WaterWorks Grant Program provides approximately $5 million in funding every two years to organizations carrying out a variety of water quality improvement projects in the service area for King County's regional wastewater system. Nonprofits, schools and educational institutions, cities, counties, tribes, and special purpose districts are all eligible to apply—and partnerships are encouraged.
There are two different tracks for applying for grants: the competitive track and the council-allocated track. Both tracks have the same eligibility criteria, but the application and selection process are different. Proposals for the council-allocated track are selected by King County Council.* WaterWorks staff administer all grants after they are awarded, and all grants have the same reporting requirements.
*Contact your councilmember’s office directly for questions about the WaterWorks council-allocation review or selection process. For a map of council districts and contact info, visit the council district finder.
Blog: Clean water stories
WaterWorks grants funding 69 community projects in 2020, December 30, 2019
Young “Salmon Heroes” are out at salmon spawning locations, October 25, 2019
Investing in water quality, one community at a time, June 22, 2018
Read more stories about WaterWorks-funded projects.