2014 Salmon Recovery Funding Board Grant

Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed (WRIA 8)

 2014 Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) Grant Round

 The Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed (WRIA 8) Salmon Recovery Council is seeking pre-proposals for the 2014 Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) grant round.

 The 2014 SRFB allocation for WRIA 8 is expected to be the same as in past years ($433,356), although this will not be confirmed until later this spring. We do not expect to have any Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration (PSAR) dollars to allocate during this grant round, although we hope to see these funds again in 2015. Successful proposals will implement projects called for in the WRIA 8 Chinook Conservation Plan and reflect the WRIA 8 project and grant criteria.

 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 22 Deadline for project sponsors to submit email indicating intent to apply
Friday, April 18 Pre-applications due in PRISM Online database (work with Jason Wilkinson to establish PRISM project application).
May, Date TBD Field visits with WRIA 8 Project Subcommittee and SRFB Review Panel members
Thursday, July 17 WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council funding decisions for SRFB grants
Friday, August 1 Deadline for final project applications in PRISM Online (for projects recommended for funding)

 Grant Eligibility Overview

 Application Process

1)      Please send “intent to apply” email by February 14 with project name, WRIA 8 Plan number, cost estimate, and brief project description to: jason.wilkinson@kingcounty.gov.

2)      Contact Jason Wilkinson (jason.wilkinson@kingcounty.govto create a SRFB pre-application in the PRISM Online database (no later than mid-March is recommended). If you don’t already have a PRISM account, please go to the following website to register: http://www.rco.wa.gov/prism_app/access.shtml.

 3)      By April 18, complete pre-application in PRISM Online and submit 10 printed copies of the application and supporting documentation, including WRIA 8 Supplemental Application Form for site-specific projects (entire package three-hole punched and without staples) to:

 Jason Wilkinson

King County Water and Land Resources Division

201 South Jackson Street, Suite 600

Seattle, WA 98104-3855

4)      For projects recommended for funding to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board by the WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council, completed applications (incorporating all review comments) are due in PRISM Online on August 1.

Additional Information

Important Grant Program Materials:

1)      2014 Salmon Recovery Funding Board Schedule – WRIA 8

2)      WRIA 8 project and grant criteria

3)      SRFB Policies – SRFB Manual 18

 Application Review Process

The WRIA 8 Project Subcommittee and SRFB Review Panel representatives 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 which applications to recommend to the SRFB for funding at their July 17 meeting. The SRFB will make funding decisions in early December. Funding for approved projects will be available in first quarter of 2015.

Questions and Consultation

More information and grant resources are available on the WRIA 8 website. If you have any questions or would like additional guidance please contact Jason Wilkinson atjason.wilkinson@kingcounty.gov or 206-477-4786.


Jason Wilkinson


Jason Wilkinson

Actions and Funding Coordinator

Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed

Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 8