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Salmon Recovery Funding

Grants to Washington Agencies, Tribes, Conservation Districts, Nonprofits,
and Landowners for Fish Habitat Protection, Monitoring, and Restoration

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West Sound Watersheds Council (WSWC)

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Grants starting at $5,000 to Washington agencies, tribes, conservation districts, nonprofit organizations, landowners, and regional fisheries enhancement groups to protect, monitor, and restore fish habitat areas in the West Sound region. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent prior to applying. Funding is intended for projects that contribute to the recovery of salmon and steelhead populations listed as threatened or endangered, and for protection and recovery of populations important to the exercise of tribal treaty fishing rights.

The West Sound Partners for Ecosystem Recovery (WSPER) is announcing a call for salmon habitat projects. The WSPER coordinates the solicitation and ranking of salmon habitat projects as the lead entity for east Water Resources Inventory Area (WRIA) 15.

The WSPER is soliciting projects to be considered for 2020 Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) and 2021-2023 Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration (PSAR) funds. 

Eligible Projects:

  • Acquisition
  • Restoration
  • Planning (Designs, Assessments, and Inventories)
  • Combination projects (Acquisition and Restoration, Acquisition, and Planning)
  • Phased project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148823

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants must request at least $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
- Cities
- Counties
- Native American Tribes
- Conservation districts
- Non-profit organizations
- Regional fisheries enhancement groups
- Special purpose districts
- Private landowners
- State agencies (with local partner)

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of Intent Due November 1st, 2019 by email to Kirvie Mesebeluu-Yobech.

Schedule and Process:
1. 2020 Call for Projects distributed: October 4, 2019
2. Sponsors submit Letters of Intent Due Date: November 1
3. Technical Advisory Group screen letters of intent: November 12
4. Technical Advisory Group decisions shared with sponsors: November 18
5. WSPER meeting: December 10
Complete project proposals due in PRISM: as early as February 2020
6. Sponsors submit complete project proposals in PRISM Due Date (two weeks prior to site visits): TBD
7. Site visits (February 3 – March 20): TBD
8. Sponsor receives first comment form from review panel: April 3
9. Technical Advisory Group score and prioritize projects: ~May 19
10. Optional one-hour conference call with RCO staff, project sponsors, and review panel member to discuss NMI, POC, or conditioned projects: Early June
11. WSPER meeting – review prioritized list: ~June 9
12. Executive Committee endorse recommended project list: ~June
13. Project sponsor submit final application in PRISM Due Date: June 29, noon
14. Sponsor receive final comment form: July 29
15. Lead Entity submit prioritized list to SRFB: August 14

The technical advisory group will screen all Letters of Intent to determine consistency with local salmon recovery strategies and priorities. Project sponsors will be notified by November 18, 2019 if their project is consistent with local salmon recovery strategies and should move forward in the 2020 grant cycle. Project site visit is required and will be scheduled between February 3 and March 20, 2020.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Kirvie Mesebeluu-Yobech, Coordinator, to get more information about salmon recovery strategies, watershed recovery plans, and the application process.

Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration (PSAR) funds:

For information about Salmon Recovery Grants see Manual 18 in Supporting Documents below.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Kirvie Mesebeluu-Yobech
(360) 337-7014

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington