Stormwater Opportunity Fund

2019 Application Coming Soon!

Do you have a project that you need to get off the ground? Does it help to improve water quality somewhere in the Puyallup Watershed? The Stormwater Opportunity Fund can be used as seed money to get you started, or to cover an entire small project! We have partnered with Pierce County and the Puyallup River Watershed Council to provide $20,000 in small grants to the Puyallup Watershed community.

Who is eligible?

  • Nonprofits
  • Educators
  • Community groups
  • Community members

What projects are eligible?

Grants are available for small projects that improve stormwater, drainage, water quality, and habitat within the WRIA10 watershed and the City of Tacoma. Projects may include watershed education, enhancement and restoration activities, and purchase of signage, equipment or supplies. The maximum grant amount is $2,500 per project, but you are encouraged to apply for less if your project does not require the full amount. A total of $20,000 in grants may be awarded this year.

Grant Criteria & Requirements

Projects must be located within the Puyallup-White River boundaries (WRIA10). PreK-16 schools, nonprofit organizations, students, teacher, businesses, and individuals may apply. If an individual receives a grant they may be responsible for reporting income on their federal income taxes, unless they have a fiscal agent. Thanks to administration provided by the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, the grant funds will be made available upon award. Expense receipts are required. Should a grant be awarded, you will be asked to make a project presentation at a watershed council meeting in 2019, and complete a brief written final report, including accomplishments, successes, and challenges.

See the projects we awarded in 2018 here.

For more information and updates on the application, visit Pierce County’s website for the Watersheds Environmental Small Grants Program (Puyallup Watershed is at the bottom of the page).