Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed (WRIA 8) – 1st deadline January 29, 2014
2014 Cooperative Watershed Management (CWM) Grant Round Announcement
The Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed (WRIA 8) Salmon Recovery Council is seeking proposals for 2014 Cooperative Watershed Management grants (funds provided by the King County Flood Control District).
For the 2014 grant round, WRIA 8’s CWM allocation is $1,508,846, and the WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council will consider proposals for three categories of activities: habitat restoration and acquisition projects, monitoring activities, and outreach and education programs. Successful proposals will implement high priority salmon recovery actions called for in the WRIA 8 Chinook Conservation Plan and reflect the WRIA 8 project and grant criteria. The Salmon Recovery Council will approve guidance for allocating 2014 funds across the three categories of activities on March 20.
Important Dates (click here for a full schedule)
|Wednesday, January 29||Deadline for project sponsors to submit requests to add projects to WRIA 8 Three-Year Work Plan capital project and program priorities list|
|Friday, February 14||Deadline for project sponsors to submit email indicating intent to apply|
|Friday, April 18||CWM application deadline|
|May, Date TBD||Field visits and proposal presentations with WRIA 8 Project Subcommittee|
|Thursday, May 15||WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council funding decisions for CWM grants|
|Late July / August||King County Flood Control District Board of Supervisors funding decisions|
- · Cities, towns, special districts, public schools, King County, federally-recognized tribes, and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply.
- · Projects must be within the King County portion of WRIA 8 and be on the WRIA 8 Three-Year Work Plan capital project and program priorities list to be eligible for consideration for CWM grants. (Please contact Jason Wilkinson with questions.)
- · Eligible activities include habitat restoration and protection projects, monitoring activities, and outreach and education programs. Successful proposals will implement priorities identified in theWRIA 8 Chinook Conservation Plan and reflect the WRIA 8 project and grant criteria.
1) Please send “intent to apply” email by February 14 with project name, WRIA 8 Plan number, cost estimate, and brief project description to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) By April 18, please submit final application and supporting documentation by email to Jason Wilkinson (jason.wilkinson@kingcounty.
King County Water and Land Resources Division
201 South Jackson Street, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98104-3855
All applicants must submit the following:
1) 2014 Cooperative Watershed Management Grant Application
2) Grant budget workbook (please submit budget using this format)
3) WRIA 8 Supplemental Application Form (separate forms for site-specific projects, monitoring activities, and outreach and education programs)
Applicants are encouraged to contact Jason Wilkinson in advance of the application deadline for review of draft applications.
Important Grant Program Materials:
1) 2014 Cooperative Watershed Management schedule – WRIA 8
2) WRIA 8 project and grant criteria
3) CWM Policies and Guidelines
Application Review Process
The WRIA 8 Project Subcommittee will review applications and visit project sites in May. During the site visits, applicants will present their projects and answer questions. The WRIA 8 Project Subcommittee will review, score, and recommend projects for funding to the WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council. The WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council will decide on May 15which applications to recommend to the King County Flood Control District for funding. The Flood Control District will issue funding decisions in summer 2014, and funding for approved projects will be available in first quarter of 2015.
Questions and Consultation
Additional information and grant resources are available on the WRIA 8 website. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like additional guidance, particularly regardingWRIA 8 Chinook Salmon Conservation Plan priorities and WRIA 8 project and grant criteria.
Actions and Funding Coordinator
Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed
Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 8