The Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program provides grants to protect and restore the Puget Sound nearshore. The program was created by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to support the emerging priorities of the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Program. All phases of project development from feasibility through monitoring are eligible for funding. For details, visit the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project's ESRP website.
Who can apply?
Eligible applicants include government agencies, tribes, NGOs, private institutions and universities.
Program priorities steer funding toward projects focused on restoring physical ecological processes. All phases of projects from acquisition, feasibility and design to restoration and monitoring are eligible.
Grant Application Schedule
Grant funds are distributed through a competitive process. Applications are accepted annually pending availability of funding and release of a Request for Proposals. To check the schedule, visit the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project's ESRP website.
For general program inquiries, please contact:
Betsy Lyons, ESRP Manager
Washington Department of Wildlife
(360) 902-2572 / firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and a list of previously funded projects, please see ESRP’s 2010 Annual Report.