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2021 Fisheries Restoration Grant Program Proposal

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is pleased to announce funding opportunities under the 2021 Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) Proposal Solicitation Notice (Solicitation) for projects that lead to process-based restoration, enhancement, or protection of anadromous salmonid habitat . The projects will additionally contribute to the objectives of the California Water Action Plan, California Water Resilience Portfolio, State Wildlife Action Plan, and fulfillment of CDFW’s mission. All qualified, eligible entities are encouraged to submit proposal applications. The Fisheries Restoration Grant Program Grant Guidelines (Guidelines) provide detailed information on associated laws, regulations, and general grant requirements that the Program uses to establish processes, procedures, and criteria for administering the grants programs. However, the information in this Solicitation supersedes any discrepancies among the two documents.


Total funding available under this solicitation is anticipated to be approximately $14 million, contingent upon allocation from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF). There are no anticipated funds for the Timber Regulation and Forest Restoration Fund for Forest Land Anadromous Restoration in 2021/2022.


Proposals due by 3:00 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time April 13, 2021

Proposal Evaluation April 16 to June 22 , 2021

Field Reviews May 3 to June 22, 2021

Director Approval/Announce Award December 2021 or January 2022

Execute Grant Agreements Spring 2022


Projects that restore, enhance, or protect salmonid habitat in anadromous watersheds through implementation or design projects that lead to implementation. Approximately 65% of the PCSRF grant award will fund Priority One Projects.


FP* + Fish Passage at Stream Crossings

HB1* + Instream Barrier Modification for Fish Passage

HI* + Instream Habitat Restoration

HR* + Riparian Restoration

HS* + Instream Bank Stabilization

HU* + Watershed Restoration (Upslope)

PD* Project Design (100% design)

RE + Cooperative Rearing

SC* + Fish Screening of Diversions

WC* + Water Conservation Measures


Projects that monitor status and trends and directly contribute to population viability assessments for ESA -listed anadromous salmonids will be administered through a separate solicitation process outside of this 2021 FRGP Solicitation. Approximately 25% of the PCSRF grant award will fund Priority Two Projects.


Please contact us for further information and grant writing assistance.

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