Grant Information

Total Funding Available
Minimum Request
Maximum Request
$500K - $1M (Depending on project type)
Average Grant Award
Match Requirement
50% of total project cost
RFP Release
February (biennial)
Pre-application Due
Final Application Due
May (biennial)
Westport Marina

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account (ALEA)

In 1984, the Washington State Legislature created this grant program to ensure that money generated from aquatic lands was used to protect and enhance those lands. Grants may be used for the acquisition, improvement, or protection of aquatic lands for public purposes. They also may be used to provide or improve public access to the waterfront. Aquatic lands are all tidelands, shore lands, harbor areas, and the beds of navigable waters. The Recreation and Conservation Funding Board encourages projects that involve both access to aquatic lands and the enhancement, improvement, and protection of aquatic lands.

Who Can Apply?
Cities, Conservation Districts, Counties, Native American Tribes, State Agencies
Project Types
Acquisition, Restoration, Conservation, Recreational Development
Restoration Types
Estuaries/Nearshore, Fish Passage, Habitat (General), Instream, Invasive Species, Riparian
Geography/Land Ownership
All projects must be associated with navigable waters of Washington State.