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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Previous Grant Recipients

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.


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
  1. Nisqually Watershed Small Grants
  2. Puyallup-White River Watershed Small Grants
  3. Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed Small Grants
  4. 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!)