Proposals must be received through Grants.gov by 11:59 PM Eastern time on October 16, 2023.
Nearly $175 million in funding is available for fish passage projects under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act. This funding will support projects that reopen migratory pathways and restore access to healthy habitat for fish around the country.
In collaboration with NOAA, selected partners will use these funds to implement locally-led removals of dams and other in-stream barriers. Selected projects will assist in sustaining our nation’s fisheries and contributing to the recovery of threatened and endangered species. They may also provide community and economic benefits, such as jobs and climate resilience.
A pre-recorded applicant webinar is available for download in the “For Applicants” section below. We also held four live webinars with information for potential applicants. The first three webinars were for applicants for this competition and our Restoring Tribal Priority Fish Passage through Barrier Removal Grants. The final webinar was focused specifically on tribal applicants to both competitions:
- August 10 at 2-3:30 PM Eastern / 1-2:30 Central / 11 AM-12:30 PM Pacific / 10-11:30 AM Alaska
- August 16 at 12:30-2:00 PM Eastern / 11:30 AM -12 PM Central / 9:30-11 AM Pacific / 8:30-10 AM Alaska
- August 22 at 3-4:30 PM Eastern / 2-3:30 PM Central / 12-1:30 PM Pacific / 11 AM-12:30 PM Alaska
- Tribal Focused Webinar: August 24 at 3-4:30 PM Eastern / 2-3:30 PM Central / 12-1:30 PM Pacific / 11 AM-12:30 PM Alaska
A list of questions and answers from the four live webinars is now available (PDF, 7 pages).
Who Can Apply?
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, non-profits, commercial (for profit) organizations, U.S. territories, and state, local, and tribal governments.
How to Apply
Applicants should apply through the www.Grants.gov website. A complete standard NOAA financial assistance application package should be submitted in accordance with the guidelines in the Notice of Funding Opportunity announcement posted to www.Grants.gov. Each application must include the application forms from the SF-424 form family.
- July 31: Publication of Notice of Funding Opportunity.
- October 16: Deadline for proposal submissions.