Puget Sound Lead Organization Funding 2011-2017
This page contains information about past EPA funding awards for Puget Sound. For current funding information, visit funding and grants for Puget Sound.
- Implementation of Puget Sound Action Agenda
- Tribal Implementation Projects
- Ecosystem Restoration and Protection
- Outreach, Education and Stewardship
Prior to 2016, certain EPA grantees were called "Lead Organizations" (LOs). Each Lead Organization was selected on a competitive basis using pre-established criteria and capacity to do the work.
A portion of each grant supported the LO's work within their areas of jurisdiction and responsibilities. However, most of this funding was passed through to other governmental organizations (e.g. counties, cities, special districts or tribal nations) as sub-awards to accomplish specific regional and local projects aligned with the Puget Sound Action Agenda.
In 2011, EPA awarded seven grants to five Lead Organizations. These grants, listed below, support work through 2017 and cover four themes for Puget Sound restoration and recovery.
Puget Sound Partnership Technical Investigations and Implementation
Outcomes: Effective and efficient management of Puget Sound restoration and protection efforts.
Tribal Implementation of the Action Agenda
Outcomes: Documented improvements in the Puget Sound ecosystem in areas identified as high priority for Puget Sound Tribes.
Implementing Marine and Nearshore Strategies to Protect and Restore Puget Sound
Outcomes: Improved health of the marine and nearshore resources of Puget Sound.
Implementing Watershed-Scale Strategies to Protect and Restore Puget Sound
Outcomes: Improved watershed function within the Puget Sound Basin.
Strategic Framework for the Prevention, Reduction, and Control of Toxics and Nutrients
Outcomes: Decreased loadings of toxics, and decrease of adverse impacts from toxics and nutrients in Puget Sound.
Strategic Framework for the Prevention, Reduction and Control of Pathogens
Outcomes: Decreased loadings of pathogens, and decrease of adverse impacts from pathogens to Puget Sound.
Puget Sound Regional Stewardship Program Implementation
Outcomes: Awareness and education; stewardship and behavior change.