Grant Information

Total Funding Available
Minimum Request
Maximum Request
Average Grant Award
Match Requirement
RFP Release
April (annual)
Pre-application Due
Final Application Due
June (annual)

Western Native Trout Initiative Small Grants Program

The purpose of the Western Native Trout Initiative’s Small Grants Program is to accelerate smaller, high-impact efforts to restore or recover western native trout. The small project funding program specifically supports collaborative approaches and partnerships involved in local efforts or community-based programs that provide for outreach or educational activities, volunteer engagement opportunities, or project design/monitoring activities that contribute to the Initiative’s efforts to conserve western native trout. Project funds are awarded on a reimbursable basis.

WNTI’s focal native trout and char species: Alaskan Kokanee, Alaskan Lake Trout, Alaskan Rainbow Trout, Apache Trout, Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling, Bonneville Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout, California Golden Trout, Coastal Cutthroat Trout, Dolly Varden, Gila Trout, Greenback Cutthroat Trout, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, Little Kern Golden Trout, Paiute Cutthroat Trout, Interior, Redband Trout, Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout, Westslope Cutthroat Trout, Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout

Who Can Apply?
Cities, Conservation Districts, Counties, Educational Institutions, Federal Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups, State Agencies
Project Types
Planning, Monitoring, Education & Outreach
Restoration Types
Geography/Land Ownership
Projects that benefit one or more of WNTI’s 21 focal native trout or char species in their historic ranges in 12 western states.