Salmonid Restoration Federation

Restoration Funding Opportunities

CA Department of Fish and Wildlife, Fisheries Restoration Grants Program: FRGP has an annual solicitation starting in January with the final grant due in April. The overall goal of FRGP is to recover and conserve salmon and steelhead trout populations through restoration activities that reestablish natural ecosystem functions, to ensure the survival and protection of the species in California.

California Fish Passage Forum: The Forum receives funding through the National Fish Habitat Partnership via the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to advance shared goals of protecting, restoring, and enhancing fish habitat – with the Forum’s specific focus on anadromous fish populations in California.

California State Water Resources Control Board: These programs include loan and grant funding for water related projects.

Cannabis Restoration Grant Program: Cleanup, Remediation, and Watershed Enhancement; and Qualified Cultivator Funding Opportunities.

Coastal Conservancy: Each year, the Coastal Conservancy issues millions of dollars in grants for projects that restore and protect the California coast, expand public access to it, and enhance its resilience to climate change.

NOAA: There are many national and regional grants that you can search for. 

North Coast Resource Partnership (NCRP): often has frequent solicitations for projects. 

Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative: Uses Regional Management Units to identify Regional Implementation Plans (RIPs). These RIPs summarize the status and threats to Pacific Lamprey and identify projects needed to address threats to and/or information needs for Pacific Lamprey and their habitats.

The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP): projects that restore, enhance, or protect estuarine and nearshore marine fish habitat conservation and restoration along the West Coast. 

USFWS Fish Passage Funding: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has funding for fish passage projects across the nation that address outdated, unsafe or obsolete dams, culverts, levees and other barriers fragmenting our nation’s rivers and streams.

Rose Foundation: Rose Foundation administers numerous environmental grants funds, including two separate grassroots-oriented funds in California; watershed-oriented funds in California, Washington, and Oregon; and place-based funds which generally operate on a county-specific level, as well as other specialized funds.

Wildlife Conservation Board: WCB's three main functions are land acquisition, habitat restoration and development of wildlife oriented public access facilities, which are carried out through its programs. WCB uses a single continuous grant application process. 


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