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Economically Disadvantaged Cities, Towns, and Counties in Washington State (2021–23 biennium)

 
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21-09-045August 2021
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Author(s) Financial Services Unit
Description The Washington State Department of Ecology provides grants to local governments to investigate and clean up contaminated sites. Many of the grants require that local governments provide a 50% match to these funds. However, if a community is considered “economically disadvantaged,” their Oversight Grants and Independent Remedial Action Grants may be funded up to 75% of the eligible project costs.

The tables in this document identify which counties, cities, and towns are economically disadvantaged and eligible for a reduced match for grants received between July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2023.

“Economically disadvantaged” is defined in the Remedial Action Grant (RAG) Rule, WAC 173-322A-100. It is also briefly discussed in Ecology’s Independent Remedial Action Grant guidance for the 2021–23 biennium (Publication Number 21-09-048) available at https://apps.ecology.wa.gov/publications/SummaryPages/2109048.html
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Keywords contaminated site cleanup, RCW 70A.305.010, 2021-23 biennium, Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA), Independent remedial action grant, Oversight remedial action grant, Grant funding, RAG Rule, Chapter 173-322A WAC, Remedial Action Grants and Loans (RAG) Program
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