Grants to Support Salmon Restoration in the Washington Coast region


Open: Grant round is currently open

Please contact your Lead Entity coordinator for more information on the current grant schedule.

Salmon Recovery Funding Board

The Salmon Recovery Funding Board provides funding for elements necessary to achieve
overall salmon recovery, including habitat projects and activities that result in sustainable
and measurable benefits for salmon and other fish species. The SRFB funds riparian, freshwater, estuarine, nearshore, saltwater, and upland projects that protect existing, high quality habitats for salmon. It also funds projects to restore degraded habitat in order to increase overall habitat health and biological productivity of the fish.

Project proposals should address restoration priorities identified in Lead Entity habitat restoration strategies. The grant program is administered by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. Eligible applicants are cities, counties, federally recognized Indian tribes, non-profit organizations, private landowners if the proposed project is on their land, regional fisheries enhancement groups, special purpose districts, and state agencies with a local eligible partner.

Open: November 14, 2019

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Floodplain by Design

This is a competitive grant program led by the Washington Department of Ecology and The Nature Conservancy that supports flood hazard reduction projects that also contain an ecosystem restoration aspect. Pre-applications will be accepted between November 4, 2019 and January 31, 2020. Award amounts vary and require 20% matching funds.

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Open: now

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Call for Title II Project Proposals

Title II funds are available for projects that will benefit resources on National Forest System lands and around rural communities on the Olympic Peninsula. The projects improve ecological conditions via projects that provide local jobs, restore landscapes, enhance recreation, combat invasive species and engage youth. The project funding awards requires a 20% partnership match.

Please contact Tammy Hoem (USFS) for assistance or questions.

 Open: November 15, 2019

Deadline: February 5, 2020 5 pm

Aquatic Species Restoration Plan Grant Program

The purpose of this funding program is to support implementation of the Chehalis Basin Aquatic Species Restoration Plan restoration and protection strategies. This is intended to be an annual funding program. ASRP funding is not intended for mitigation for future flood damage reduction actions or flood control structures. The grant program is administered by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office, on behalf of the Aquatic Species Restoration Plan Steering Committee. Eligible applicants are cities, counties, Native American Tribes, Conservation Districts, Land Trusts, federal agencies (with local partner), municipal or quasi-municipal corporation, non-profit organizations, registered with Washington’s Office of the Secretary of State, Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups, special purpose districts, and state agencies.

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 Open: February 10, 2020

Deadline: March 13, 2020

Washington Coast Restoration and Resiliency Initiative

This grant program aims to address the region’s highest priority restoration and resiliency needs and put people to work restoring coastal lands and waters. Projects should address the regions highest priority ecological protection and restoration needs while stimulating economic growth and creating jobs in coastal communities and use cost-effective methods to substantially protect and restore ecosystem functions, goods, and services. The grant round will provide up to $14 million for eligible projects ($2 million limit per project).

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Open: January 2, 2020

Deadline: February 4, 2020

Coastal Protection Fund: Terry Husseman Account

This grant support locally sponsored projects that restore or enhance the natural environment such as water quality or fish and wildlife protection and enhancement. Projects must provide primary benefits to public resources (land or water stewardship) and affiliated infrastructure. The grant is administered by the Washington Department of Ecology. Grant awards are up to a maximum of $50,000. The typical grant award ranges from $10,000 to $25,000.

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Open: January 30, 2020

Deadline: March 31, 2020 5 pm

Streamflow Restoration Competitive Grants

The streamflow restoration competitive grants helps state and local agencies, tribal governments, and non-profit organizations implement local plans and projects to improve streamflow and aquatic resources. The grant program is administered by the Washington Department of Ecology. Applicants eligible for funding include Washington state agencies, local governments and quasi-governments within Washington state, agencies of the federal government, tribal governments with reservation lands or treaty rights within Washington, and non-profit organizations.

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If you administer a grant or other funding source that would support salmon recovery in the Washington coast region, we would love to know about it. Please contact Mara Zimmerman to share your information on our website.