Make a Splash application | Funding criteria | Grant writing tips
Project ideas | Frequently Asked Questions
Grants are open to anyone considering a project within Tacoma city limits. Projects should focus on preventing stormwater pollution and protecting clean surface water. They may be educational or designed to protect or restore surface water resources.
- Produce and implement water quality education programs within the community or classroom that conserve, protect and encourage behavioral change.
- Become actively involved in stream or wetland restoration and protection.
- Generate and distribute materials and supplies for community stewardship projects that educate citizens about protecting Tacoma’s water quality and water resources.
- Adopt and complete projects that involve erosion control, bank stabilization and trail rehabilitation.
- Install and evaluate water quality Best Management Practices (including low-impact development) included in the City’s surface water manual.
- Restore or protect streams and wetlands by planting vegetation, cleanups or educational field trips.
- Radio or TV programs or public service announcements on environmental education or restoration.
- Flood prevention efforts.
Projects may be completed in the classroom, in the community or at a business. They also may be located along Tacoma’s numerous streams, such as Puget Creek and Swan Creek; along marine shorelines, including Ruston Way or Titlow Beach; or adjacent to such wetlands as Delong Pond and Snake Lake. Permits may be required.
Successful projects happen with careful planning and the right resources. We hope these tips help you. If you have an idea you think will work but still are unsure how to get started, talk with us. Please contact Desiree Pooley, City of Tacoma Environmental Services, (253) 502-2126, or email@example.com.
The Make a Splash program is supported by user fees from the City's surface water utility.
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