Maritime Washington Grant Program: 2024 Grants

The Maritime Washington National Heritage Area is pleased to offer the Maritime Washington Grant Program, with the mission of supporting work that strengthens, maintains, and shares maritime heritage in Washington.

This program will award funds to the nonprofit organizations, local governments, Tribes, regional educational institutions, and other entities that support our region’s maritime heritage for a wide range of projects related to Washington’s water-based cultures, stories, and resources. We encourage you to learn more about eligible projects and organizations, scoring criteria, and program requirements in our Program Guide and FAQs.

Applications will open March 20, 2024, and remain open until 5:00 pm on May 1, 2024.

Key Dates

April 3, 2024, 12:00 pm: Office hours with grant program administrators (Register here)

May 1, 2024, 5:00 pm: Application period closes

June 2024: All applicants notified

July 2024: Grant contracts prepared for grant recipients; Grant-supported project work and reimbursable expenses commence

January 2025: Progress reports due for grantees

July 31, 2025: Grant-supported projects completed

Key Eligibility

For more information on eligibility requirements for the Maritime Washington Grant Program, be sure to check out our Program Guide.

Expenses and Payment

Maximum Grant Request: $15,000

Total Grantable Dollars Available: $150,000

Payment: These funds are reimbursement grants, meaning that you will pay for work on your project upfront, and Maritime Washington will reimburse you for project-related costs.

Matching Requirement? There is a required 1:1 match of non-federal funding and/or in-kind resources (including staff time) for these grant funds.

Learn more about the projects and activities eligible for grant funding from the Maritime Washington Grant Program in our Program Guide.

The mission of the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area is to support a network that strengthens the maritime community and connects people with the stories, experiences, resources, and cultures of our state’s saltwater shores and waterways. The Maritime Washington Grant Program is one of the ways in which we are working to achieve this mission. To learn more about the other ways in which we are working to achieve this mission, please explore our website: