Climate Change Planning Grants

$100,000 to fund climate change planning and actions integrating into GMA comprehensive plans

The Washington State Department of Commerce is pleased to announce that $100,000 is available through a competitive grant process to help fund climate change planning. All Washington cities and counties are eligible. Five $20,000 grants will be awarded. Applications are due June 19, 2020. The grants may be used to amend GMA comprehensive plans that integrate climate change planning into objectives, policies and related implementation projects achieving climate change planning goals.

An increasing number of cities and counties are concerned about future impacts of climate change on their communities and are choosing to plan for it in various elements of their comprehensive plans. Climate change can be addressed in all of the GMA required comprehensive plan elements. Commerce will assist counties and cities in these efforts through this grant and with a forthcoming guidebook.

Grant application