NEP SOLICITATION AND GRANTS
Under the National Estuary Program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides funding to Washington state agencies as Strategic Initiative Leads and to the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission to implement the Puget Sound Action Agenda.
The Strategic Initiatives use competitive processes, and in some cases direct awards, to fund work. The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission awards grants to the 19 federally recognized tribes in Puget Sound and any authorized consortium of these tribes to implement high priority projects identified in the Action Agenda.
EPA funding is a small part of the overall funding needed to protect and restore Puget Sound.
For a comprehensive list of other grant and loan programs that contribute to protection and restoration projects in Puget Sound, visit the Puget Sound Info funds page.
Projects Funded by Strategic Initiative Leads
Click here to find a list of recent projects that Strategic Initiative Leads have funded to implement the Puget Sound Action Agenda.