Funding opportunities

The Partnership works collaboratively with all levels of government, tribes, businesses and citizen groups in its charge to lead and coordinate efforts to protect and restore Puget Sound. Our goal is to make Puget Sound healthy again, and create a roadmap for how to get it done. In order to help achieve this goal, we fund partner organizations through contracts and grants. The Washington State Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises (OMWBE) is charged with certifying small, minority and women-owned businesses to facilitate their participation in public contracting and procurement. If you have a small, minority or women-owned business and would like to apply for state or federal certification, please see OMWBE's site.


This page contains current contract and grant opportunities, as well as valuable information for recipients and contractors. Please explore the opportunities on this page, and if you have any questions, you are encouraged to send a message to the project manager listed in the solicitation.

Funding Opportunity Announcement: Strategic Initiative Leads Requests for Proposals

The Habitat, Shellfish, and Stormwater Strategic Initiative Leads (SIL) are releasing competitive Requests for Proposals (RFPs) in fall and winter of 2022-2023 to provide grants to subrecipients that accelerate Puget Sound Recovery. These RFPs will solicit for proposals to advance our investment priorities, described in the joint SILs Investment Plan for FFY2021-2022, that were designed to protect and restore habitat, water quality, and harvestable shellfish beds and to result in a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable future for Puget Sound communities and ecosystems.

Investment Priorities detailed in a Shared SIL Investment Plan for FFY2021-2022 were developed by the Habitat, Shellfish, and Stormwater Strategic Initiative Advisory Teams in the spring of 2022 and were informed by over six years of discussion associated with development of regional Implementation Strategies and the 2022-2026 Action Agenda for Puget Sound.


Upcoming Funding Overview

Puget Sound Scientific Research (Science Panel Affiliation)

  • Funding content focus: Specific content is still under discussion, but will rely on the 2020-2024 Science Work Plan to inform priority areas of investigation.
  • Estimated or determined timeline: Estimated release of RFP is early 2023 with awards granted in the spring and work to begin July 1, 2023.
  • Estimated or determined funding amount: Total award amount is still uncertain. In 2021, six projects identified through a Partnership solicitation and nine projects selected by Washington Sea Grant were awarded a total of nearly $1.7 million.
  • Additional background information: Two-year awards from July 1, 2023-June 30, 2025. To learn more about 2019-2021 projects, please see this Science Panel Memo; to learn about the previous solicitation and evaluation process and awarded projects in 2021, please read this memo or this Science Panel memo; October 2022 thinking about the 2023-2025 solicitation can be found here.

Monitoring to Accelerate Recovery (PSEMP and Vital Signs affiliation)

  • Funding content focus: Specific content is still under discussion, but will support the development of new Vital Sign indicators and address questions to inform and assess progress toward desired outcomes and ecosystem recovery goals. There will be a connection to the 2022-26 Action Agenda.
  • Estimated or determined timeline: Estimated release of RFP is early 2023 with awards granted in the spring and work to begin July 1, 2023.
  • Estimated or determined funding amount: Total award amount is still uncertain (will depend on state/federal budgets). Planning for a total of $750,000 to be awarded.
  • Additional background information: Current and previous project information can be found at this link. Early thinking about the 2023-2025 solicitation can be found at the latest Steering Committee meeting (linked slides here).

Puget Sound Salmon Science Investigations (Salmon Science Advisory Group Affiliation)

  • Funding content focus: Collaborative research and syntheses addressing issues of emerging concern and factors limiting salmon recovery to support Puget Sound salmon recovery efforts. See the 2022 RFI for example topics.
  • Estimated or determined timeline: Estimated release of Request for Information (RFI) is early January 2023 with proposals due in April. Awards will be announced in late spring for work to begin July 1, 2023.
  • Estimated or determined funding amount: Up to $2 million will be awarded for projects ranging from $80,000-800,000 each depending on the study topic.
  • Additional background information: Two-year awards from July 1, 2023-June 30, 2025. To learn more about the solicitation, please see the 2022 RFI as an example.

Strategic Initiative Leads Requests for Proposals (Strategic Initiative Leads Affiliation)

  • Funding content focus: These RFPs will solicit for proposals to advance our investment priorities, described in the joint SILs Investment Plan for FFY2021-2022, that were designed to protect and restore habitat, water quality, and harvestable shellfish beds and to result in a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable future for Puget Sound communities and ecosystems.
  • Estimated or determined timeline: There are three separate timelines depending on the SIL of interest.
    • Shellfish SIL: Open from September 28 until November 22, 2022.
    • Stormwater SIL: Open from September 28 until November 9, 2022.
    • Habitat SIL: Open from October 4 until December 6, 2022.
  • Estimated or determined funding amount:
    • Shellfish SIL: Up to $5.5 million for proposals between $200,000 to $1.5 million for up to 4 years.
    • Stormwater SIL: Up to $2 million for proposals between $200,000 - $500,00 for up to 4 years.
    • Habitat SIL: Up to $9 million for proposals between $200,000 to $800,000 for up to 4 years.
  • Additional background information: More information about the funding is available on their website.

Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) Monitoring Program (SRFB, Lead Entities, and Watersheds Affiliation)

  • Funding content focus: Regional monitoring projects must address high priority information needs or data gaps identified within a recovery plan; associated regional research, monitoring, and evaluation plan; or lead entity strategy. Regional monitoring projects should complement, enhance, or leverage ongoing monitoring efforts. Regional monitoring projects must be consistent or compatible with data collection, analysis, and management methods and protocols being used in the region, and shall, to the maximum extent practicable, be consistent or compatible with methods and protocols in common use throughout the state.
  • Estimated or determined timeline: Applications are through the local lead entity and will follow that specific timeline. Applications are as early as January 2022 in some watersheds and as late as May in others. Funding approval will be by SRFB September 2023.
  • Estimated or determined funding amount: Funding amounts are to be determined but previously have been $350,000 for the state.
  • Additional background information: More information can be found in the Recreation and Conservation Office’s Manual 18.

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