CDFW: Fisheries Restoration Grant Program $14M Available (Deadline: 4/15/22)
Opportunity Title: Fisheries Restoration Grant Program
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is pleased to announce funding opportunities under the 2022 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. This year, FRGP incorporates several ongoing efforts to implement efficiencies to support restoration through granting and permitting. Following a pilot initiative, CDFW has made permanent its Cutting the Green Tape program, with staff to support granting and permitting improvement efforts. The Cutting the Green Tape program is also administering the Statutory Exemption for Restoration Projects (SERP) process authorized under Senate Bill 155. The SERP process provides additional opportunity for restoration projects seeking approval, including those funded through grant programs like FRGP. The Fisheries Restoration Grant Program Grant Guidelines (Guidelines) provide detailed information on the processes, procedures, criteria, and basic requirements for administering FRGP. However, the information in this Solicitation supersedes any discrepancies among the two documents.
Eligible applicants include state and local government agencies, public entities, California Native American Tribes, and nonprofit organizations. Other entities that are not eligible for funding under this Solicitation may work as subcontractors for an eligible applicant.
Total Amount Available: $14M
Application Deadline: 4/15/22
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