California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) - Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP)
04/13/21 3:00 PM
Grants to California nonprofit organizations, public agencies and tribes to restore, protect, and enhance marine habitats and fisheries. Specifically, this fund will support projects that involve anadromous watersheds and lead to the restoration of anadromous salmonid habitats.
The goal of the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) is to recover and conserve California’s salmon and steelhead trout populations through process-based restoration activities that restore self-sustaining ecosystems. Projects are determined to be accomplishing this objective by completing, in part or in whole, a task from a State or Federal recovery plan. A general overview of the geographic area covered by FRGP is shown on Map 1: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=184581&inline#page=54
There are four geographic divisions /domains eligible for funds:
For FRGP Criteria, see: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=184581&inline#page=26
The objective of the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) is to restore anadromous salmonid habitat with the goal of ensuring the survival and protection of the species in coastal areas of California. FRGP will accomplish this by funding:
For eligible project types, see: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=184581&inline#page=14
GrantWatch ID#: 180049
No one region shall receive more than $7 million of the available funds. If there are an insufficient number of eligible projects in each division to meet this objective, remaining funding will be distributed to the highest scored projects statewide.
- Projects submitted under this funding program cannot exceed four years.
- Work must be completed by April 1, 2026
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
FRGP Contacts: https://wildlife.ca.gov/Grants/FRGP/Contact
Regional PSN contacts are below:
CDFW Region 1 - CDFW Contact: Trevor Tollefson, (707) 834-0626
CDFW Region 2 - CDFW Contact: Morgan Kilgour, (916) 212-1268
CDFW Region 3 - CDFW Contact: Manfred Kittle, (707) 299-9299
CDFW Region 4 - CDFW Contact: Suzanne DeLeon, (831) 233-8593
CDFW Region 5 - CDFW Contact: Mary Larson, (562) 537-8624
Watershed Restoration Grants Branch
1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
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