Watersheds Small Grants Program
About the Small Grants Program
Pierce County collaborates with local organizations and agencies to offer grants aimed at enhancing environmental literacy and improving habitat and water quality across four watersheds: Nisqually, Puyallup, Chambers-Clover, and KGI.
Successful projects align with the current Action Agendas (or workplans) of the watershed councils and may include activities such as riparian plantings, invasive species removal, community clean-up events, nature-based education programs, and rain garden installations. Grant funds cannot be used for lobbying.
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From funding stream clean-up events to contributing to nature-based education camps, the Watersheds Small Grants Program allows community organizations to focus on environmental education and implement projects that protect our watersheds.
Click the button below to see how previous grant recipients are using the funds to bring environmental benefits to their communities.
2024 Small Grant Program
2024 grant cycle OPENS IN MARCH
Pierce County is partnering with watershed councils, local nonprofits and agencies to fund a small grants program supporting community projects that improve habitat and water quality across the County. Applications for individual grants up to $2,500 will be available in March.
Applications are due April 30, 2024.
2024 SMALL GRANT PROGRAM INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Join us for an informational meeting about the Small Grant Program! The virtual session takes place on Tuesday, March 12 @ 4:30 p.m. Registration details are coming soon.
- Learn about the program's history
- Review the application and evaluation process
- See the types of projects funded in the past
- Nisqually Watershed Small Grants
- Puyallup-White River Watershed Small Grants
- Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed Small Grants
- KGI Watershed: Lu Winsor Environmental Grants
This grant is for nonprofit organizations, schools, businesses and individuals working to enhance water quality and habitats in the Nisqually River Watershed.
2024 Grant Cycle Materials
- Nisqually Watershed Grant Application Form (COMING SOON!)
This program provides small grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, teachers, businesses, and individuals wishing to enhance water quality and habitats in the Puyallup-White River Watershed (WRIA 10). This program is a partnership with Pierce County and the Puyallup River Watershed Council.
2024 Grant Cycle Materials:
- Puyallup Watershed Grant Application Form (COMING SOON!)
Grants are available for nonprofit organizations, schools, other groups, and individuals to work collaboratively in or with the Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed Council (CCWC) on drainage, water quality, and habitat issues within the WRIA 12 watershed Pierce County partners with the City of Lakewood to fund this grant program.
2024 Grant Cycle Materials:
- Chambers-Clover Grant Application Form (COMING SOON!)
- CCWC Watershed Grant Announcement
For more information or to submit a grant application, visit the Lu Winsor Grant Program page. This program provides small grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, teachers, and individuals wishing to enhance water quality and habitat in the Key Peninsula - Gig Harbor - Islands Watershed (WRIA 15). We will partner with the Peninsula Light Co. and the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation to provide grants.
To apply: All grant applications must be submitted to the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation. View the Lu Winsor Environmental Fund page to apply for a grant or donate to the fund.