WaterWorks Grant Program
Sound investments in clean water and community
The Council allocated funding track is accepting applications from July 1 through July 31, 2021, visit this page for more information.
The competitive track WaterWorks is not accepting new applications at this time, the next grant cycle will be in 2023. For those who have submitted full proposals through the competitive cycle, go to Important Dates for the timeline.
WaterWorks provides funding for projects that improve water quality in the service area for King County's regional wastewater system. This grant program complements the water quality mission of the Wastewater Treatment Division.
In addition to the WaterWorks competitive grants, water quality project funding is available through King County Council allocated funding.
Approximately $2 million are awarded every two years for organizations carrying out a variety of projects. Non-profits, schools and educational institutions, cities, counties, tribes, and special purpose districts are eligible to apply, and partnerships are encouraged.
Use the links below to learn more about the following:
- Important dates, steps in the application process, and deadlines
- What types of activities are eligible, who can apply, and where projects can take place
- Funded projects grants that were awarded from previous cycles
- Application to get started or view application materials
- WaterWorks Background for information on the history and purpose of the grant program
- Frequently Asked Questions
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.