Grants to Support Salmon Restoration in the Washington Coast Region


Preliminary proposal deadline
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Full proposal deadline
Thursday, May 20, 2021

Washington Sea Grant 2021 Request for Proposals  

Funding cycle: February 1, 2022 – January 31, 2024

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) requests proposals for one- to two-year research projects from investigators at academic and research institutions throughout the state of Washington. Funded projects will contribute to WSG and state priority information needs by advancing knowledge in one of four focus areas: healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, resilient communities and economies, and ocean literacy and workforce development. About $2 million will be awarded during the two-year funding cycle through a competitive review process. 

Proposals must follow the guidance detailed in the 2021 Request for Proposals and be submitted through eSeaGrant, WSG’s online proposal submission system.


Deadline: January 28, 2021

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

Approximately $250,000 is available from Southern Company and its affiliates to support on the ground wetland, riparian, in-stream or coastal habitat conservation and restoration projects in key areas served by its subsidiaries. Priority given to projects that address at-risk species and habitats; address watershed and federal recovery or state wildlife action plans and coordinate with those plan coordinators; and, engage the public – particularly youth – in hands-on, outdoor conservation experiences that build awareness of the importance of protecting and recovering priority species and habitats. 

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Grant Application


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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Grant Application


Grant round is now open.

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.