Grant Details

California Department of Fish and Wildlife*

Tim Chorey
(916) 327-8842
Fisheries Restoration Grant Program
830 “S” Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
  • Z Archive April
  • California
Maximum Grant Amount
April 15, 2019

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting applications to the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program. Funding is available for anadromous salmonid restoration projects that address impacts of the ongoing drought. Drought restoration funds will be granted to projects located in anadromous waters within coastal watersheds and the Central Valley. Funding for drought restoration will total approximately $1.5 million and will be focused on habitat restoration, water conservation, education and drought planning.

The objective of the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) is to restore anadromous salmonid habitat with the goal of ensuring the survival and protection of the species in coastal areas of California. 

FRGP will accomplish this by funding: 
* Projects and activities that provide demonstrable and measurable benefits to Pacific anadromous salmonids and their habitat.
* Restoration projects that address factors limiting the productivity of ESA-listed Pacific salmonids as specified in approved, interim or proposed Recovery Plans. This includes projects that are a necessary precursor to implementing the restoration projects.
* Effectiveness monitoring of habitat restoration actions at the watershed or larger scales for ESA-listed anadromous salmonids, or status monitoring projects that directly contribute to population viability assessments.
* Other projects consistent with but not included in the above, such as outreach, coordination, research, monitoring, and assessment projects that can be justified as directly supporting the goal of the program.

FRGP management activities are divided into five coastal watershed geographical areas in which CDFW grant managers oversee the implementation of funded restoration projects
* North Coast
* North Central Coast
* San Francisco Bay
* Central Coast
* South Central Coast

Entities eligible to apply for grants under this PSN are limited to public agencies, Native American Indian Tribes, and nonprofit organizations. Grant proposals from private individuals or for-profit enterprises will not be accepted. Private individuals and for-profit enterprises interested in submitting restoration proposals are encouraged to work with a public agency, nonprofit organization, or Native American Indian Tribe.

No project that is a required mitigation or used for mitigation under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California Endangered Species Act (CESA), Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), California Forest Practices Act (FPA) or Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) will be considered for funding. No project that is under an enforcement action by a regulatory agency will be considered for funding.

A public workshop will be held online and in person at 1700 9th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814, Second Floor Conference Room on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., PST.

The deadline for applying is 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2019.

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