2018-2022 Action Agenda NTA Funding Status
As of April 2021, 131 different funds are supporting NTAs and an additional 10 funds are targeted by NTAs for future funding. An additional 20 NTAs have reported secured funding and we are working to identify these sources of funding. For detailed information on the funders supporting Puget Sound recovery priorities, please see Funds.
Sources of NTA Funding
As of March 2021, funding secured for 2018-2022 Action Agenda Near Term Actions comes from over 100 different sources. These sources originate from a range of sectors, including state, federal and local governments, tribes, non-governmental organizations and private landowners. Around one third of the 330 Near Term Actions which have so far received full or partial funding, have secured that funding from more than one funding source. This indicates the importance for project sponsors to pursue and piece together multiple sources of funding to get projects off the ground. See Funds for a full list of funders supporting Puget Sound recovery through investments in NTAs.
The pie chart below shows the current estimated distribution of funding for NTAs, according to the origin of that funding.
Estimated Distribution of Secured Funding for NTAs, by Funding Origin* (March 2021)
*Distribution calculation does not include secured amounts where a funding program was not identified.
NTA Funding Programs – 25 highest total funding amounts (March 2021)
The table below shows the 25 funding programs which have so far made the largest investment in 2018-2022 Action Agenda NTAs.
- Distribution of funding attributable to programs is highly variable. For example, Seattle Public Utilities has committed overall the second largest amount of funding across just 3 NTAs, while the Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration (PSAR) program represents 53 separate project awards.
- This information helps us better understand how NTAs are being funded, but it presents an incomplete picture:
- A further 20 NTAs have secured funding, but have not identified the source. NTAs with unidentified funding account for a total of $26.9 million of investment toward NTA implementation (see 'Placeholder Funding Program' in the table). The Action Agenda Tracker shows a list of NTAs with unidentified funding.
- In addition, so far around half of NTA managers have used the Action Agenda Tracker to update their financial information. Complete funding updates will help to support local and regional communication about progress toward Puget Sound recovery and enable us to continue to demonstrate where funding is still needed.
*Habitat Strategic Initiative co-led by the Washington State Departments of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) and Natural Resources (DNR) with support from the Washington State Department of Commerce; Stormwater Strategic Initiative led by the Washington State Department of Ecology in partnership with the Washington Stormwater Center at Washington State University and the Department of Commerce.
NTA Implementation Status
The 2018-2022 Action Agenda was approved in December 2018. Many NTA managers are currently pursuing funding so that their projects can get underway. As of March, 2021, the charts below show that most actions are still in the planning and design stage. However, the chart below also demonstrates that some organization types, such as the not for profit sector, have been able to move a higher proportion of NTAs into the implementation stage. For the most up to date information on the stage of implementation please see the Full NTA List.
Distribution of NTAs by Stage and Organization Type Percentage Distribution of NTAs by Stage