2019 Funding Report
Salmon Recovery Regional Summaries
- Replacing barriers to fish migration
- Replanting stream banks
- Removing dikes, levees, and shoreline armoring
- Installing logjams to slow rivers and create habitat
- Restoring estuaries
- Buying pristine habitat
- Completing designs for future projects
Who May Apply?
- Local agencies
- Special purpose districts, such as port, park and recreation, conservation, and school districts
- State agencies
- Native American Tribes
- Private landowners
- Nonprofit organizations
- Regional fisheries enhancement groups
Funding is awarded annually. Funding comes from the sale of state general obligation bonds and the federal Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund.
Applicants may request any amount greater than $5,000. For design-only projects without match, applicants may not request more than $200,000.
A 15 percent match is required. No match is required for design-only projects. Match may include the following:
- Appropriations or cash
- Donations of cash, land, labor, equipment use, and materials
- Other grants
- Applicant’s labor, equipment, and materials
Applicants must demonstrate how their projects address the goals and actions defined in the regional recovery plans or lead entity strategies.
For full details, read the grant manual.
Acquisition including the purchase of land, access, or other property rights in fee title or less-than-fee.
- In-stream passage
- In-stream diversion
- In-stream and stream-side habitat
- Upland habitat
- Estuarine and marine near-shore
Combination projects (acquisition projects that include either restoration elements or assessments and studies.
- Capital facilities and public works projects, such as sewer treatment facilities, surface water and stormwater management systems, and water supply systems
- Construction or purchase of buildings, land or indoor facilities not essential to the functions or operation and maintenance of the grand-funded site. Acquired buildings must be removed.
- Converting from septic to sewage treatment systems
- Effectiveness monitoring costs associated with a project
- Fish hatcheries, net pens, artificial rearing facilities, remote site incubation systems, and supplementation
- Fish harvest and harvest management activities. Fishing license buy-back.
- Forest practices covered by the Forest Practices Act or the Forest and Fish Agreement, except when they are on small, private forested lands with minimal logging
- Indirect organizational cost or costs to apply for a Salmon Recovery Funding Board grant
- Lobbying, legislative activities
- Mitigation projects, activities, or funds
- Mitigation when part of a federally approved habitat conservation plan for incidental take of endangered or threatened species
- Monitoring, maintenance, and stewardship as stand-alone projects
- Operation of hydropower facilities
- Projects that do not address an important habitat conditions or watershed processes or focus mainly on meeting a secondary need
- Property acquisition through eminent domain or leasing of land
- Submit Application to Lead Entity: Applicant develops proposal with the local lead entity, which has its own deadlines for applications. Contact your lead entity.
- Early Application Review: Lead entity may request technical review of a proposal before the application deadline. Applicant must coordinate with its lead entity to obtain this review.
- Submit Online Application: Applicant enters the proposal approved by its lead entity into the Salmon Recovery Funding Board’s online database, PRISM.
- Project Evaluation: The evaluation happens in three phases. First, the lead entity, coordinating with its regional organization, will evaluate and rank applications in its area using locally developed criteria that address social, economic, and cultural values. Second, the Salmon Recovery Funding Board staff will review each project for eligibility. Third, the board’s review panel will evaluate each project to ensure it will benefit salmon, is likely to be successful, and is cost-effective.
- Funding: The Salmon Recovery Funding Board will hold a public meeting to award grants.
- Acquisition projects must be operated and maintained forever.
- Restoration projects must be operated and maintained for 10 years after construction is completed.