Grants to Support Salmon Restoration in the Washington Coast Region


Deadline: January 14, 2021

FY21 Regional Ecosystem Research Program: Understanding Species’ Habitat Usage and Connectivity

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), in partnership with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and National Marine Protected Areas Center, is soliciting proposals under the Regional Ecosystem Research Program for projects to understand species’ habitat usage and connectivity in and around marine protected areas. This information will be used to improve the ability of resource managers to address habitat connectivity, species’ habitat affinities, and spatial and temporal usage of habitats in management plans for marine protected areas. NCCOS expects to fund two projects for up to three to four years in duration, with an approximate annual budget for each project up to $500,000, not to exceed $2,000,000 per project. Funding is contingent upon the availability of Fiscal Year 2021 Federal appropriations. 

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Deadline: December 31, 2020

USFWS Chehalis Fisheries Restoration Program

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Western Washington Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office is pleased to announce a call for Chehalis Fisheries Restoration Program (CFRP) projects in the Chehalis River watershed.  For fiscal year 2021 (October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021) the Service is seeking 1-2 aquatic-related habitat restoration project proposals. The project could be a fish passage barrier removal, invasive species control, riparian planting or assessment and monitoring focused.  The Service anticipates approximately $115,000 total to be available for these types of projects. For fiscal year 2021, they are looking for project proposals that address fisheries restoration in the East Fork Satsop and Newaukum river basins. The potential CFRP projects will be reviewed and prioritized by the end of March 2021 at which point the project proponents will be notified.  To submit a proposal, fill out the CFRP project summary form (linked below) and submit it electronically to by December 31, 2020. 

CFRP Project Summary Form


Deadline: November 23, 2020

USFWS National Fish Passage Program

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Western Washington Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office is pleased to announce a call for National Fish Passage Program (NFPP) projects in western Washington.  This program provides funding to restore native aquatic species passage. This information will be placed into a database and then used to establish funding needs of the National Fish Passage Program.  The potential NFPP projects will be reviewed and prioritized by the end of February 2021 at which point the project proponents will be notified.  Please note, the focus areas for the NFPP are the Olympic Peninsula and the Chehalis River basin. Projects from other Puget Sound areas will also be considered as long as they show demonstrable ecological benefits for Federal trust species, exhibit permanence of fish passage benefits, and make use of the most current scientific knowledge and proven technology.  To submit a proposal, fill out the NFPP project summary form (linked below) and submit it electronically to by November 23, 2020. 

NFPP Project Summary Form


Deadline: October 30, 2020

Request for Proposals: Restoring Estuarine and Nearshore Nursery Habitats

The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) requests proposals for projects that will advance fish habitat conservation and restoration along the West Coast. PMEP is seeking project proposals that restore nursery habitats for PMEP focal species within smaller estuarine systems (with an emphasis on habitat connectivity) or proposals that increase our understanding of fish habitats in estuarine and nearshore waters.

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Grant round is currently closed

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

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.