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Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF)

Grants to Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and California
Agencies and Tribes to Preserve Eligible Fish Populations

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U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries - National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

Deadline Date:

03/19/21 11:59 PM Eastern Time


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Grants to Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and California state agencies and tribes for projects to address preservation of eligible fish populations. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended to protect, conserve, and restore populations of salmon and steelhead.

Project proponents interested in applying for PCSRF associated funding should contact the appropriate state partner and follow that state's project application procedure.

The PCSRF program's priorities for funding, in ranked order, are:

  1. Projects that address factors limiting the productivity of Pacific salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), or those populations necessary for the exercise of tribal treaty fishing rights or native subsistence fishing. Projects benefiting ESA-listed populations shall address the limiting factors and priority actions specified in the species’ approved, interim, or proposed ESA recovery plans. Projects benefiting populations important to the exercise of tribal treaty fishing rights or native subsistence fishing may include efforts to restore or maintain such populations while limiting factors are being addressed. This priority also includes the development of engineering or projects designs that are a necessary precursor to on-the-ground habitat improvement projects under this priority.
  2. Effectiveness monitoring of habitat restoration actions at the watershed or larger scales for ESA-listed salmon and steelhead, status monitoring projects that directly contribute to population viability assessments for ESA-listed salmon and steelhead, or monitoring necessary for the exercise of tribal treaty fishing rights or native subsistence fishing on salmon and steelhead.
  3. Other projects consistent with the Congressional authorization with demonstrated need for PCSRF funding. This includes projects that are necessary precursors to implementing activities under the above priorities including outreach, planning and coordination, assessment, research, and monitoring, or other engineering design projects.

More information about the priorities can be found on page 4 of the NOFO. See Attached Documents below.

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GrantWatch ID#: 194421

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Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 25

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Award Ceiling: $25,000,000

While no minimum funding restriction exists, interested states should submit minimum proposals of $5,000,000

Term of Contract:

The proposed start date should be no earlier than July 1, 2021 unless a later date is requested by recipient (and approved by the NOAA Grants Officer) or otherwise directed by the NOAA Grants Officer.

The PCSRF program announcement is for programs and projects to be conducted for a 1-year or up to a 5-year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are the States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, California, and Alaska, and federally-recognized tribes of the Columbia River and Pacific Coast (including Alaska).

Pre-Application Information:

Dates: Pre-applications are not mandatory, but highly encouraged. Pre-applications should be submitted electronically by e-mail to Sheryl Robinson. They must be received no later than 30 days from posting of the announcement on at 11:59 pm Eastern Time, if the applicant expects to receive any feedback from NMFS regarding completeness of its package and initial determination of compliance with minimum requirements.

Final applications should be submitted via and must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time on March 19, 2021. For applications submitted through, a date and time receipt indication will be the basis of determining timeliness. The proposal must be validated by in order to be considered timely. PLEASE NOTE: It may take up to two (2) business days to validate or reject the application. Please keep this in mind in developing your submission timeline.

No facsimile or electronic mail proposals will be accepted (with exception of pre-application submittals, which should be e-mailed as indicated elsewhere herein).

State applicants are required to match or document in-kind contributions of at least 33% of received Federal funds. Indian tribes, representative tribal commissions and consortia are exempt from any cost-share requirement.

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For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the page above.

Contact Information:

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

Sheryl Robinson, Grants & Acquisitions Specialist
NMFS West Coast Region,1201 NE
Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232-1274.

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