WDFW Accepting Applications For ALEA Volunteer Grants

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting grant applications through Feb. 28, 2015 for volunteer projects that benefit fish and wildlife. WDFW currently expects from $1.1 to $1.36 million to be available for these grants, funded through the state’s Aquatic Land Enhancement Account (ALEA), beginning July 1, 2015.
Interested persons can apply at
Five major types of projects are funded through the program, although others may be considered.  These project types include habitat restoration, scientific research/citizen science, public education, facility development and artificial fish production. Eligible applicants are individual citizens, non-profit organizations, schools (including universities), tribes and political subdivisions of the state such as conservation districts.  For-profit businesses, and state and federal agencies are not eligible. Funds are provided on a cost-reimbursement basis and may not be used for salaries, wages, stipends or benefits.  Grantees are required to follow state purchasing rules and report on their progress quarterly. For more information, visit the ALEA Grant Program website at

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