Proposals must be received through Grants.gov by 11:59 PM Eastern time on November 8, 2023.
Nearly $85 million in funding is available for fish passage and tribal capacity building under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act. This funding will support U.S. federally recognized tribes, Alaska Native Corporations, and tribal organizations in implementing fish passage work and building tribal organizational capacity.
In collaboration with NOAA, selected partners will use these funds to build tribal organizational capacity and implement projects that reopen migratory pathways and restore access to healthy habitat for tribally-important species. Selected projects may also provide community and economic benefits, such as enhancing climate resilience by removing or improving aging infrastructure.
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 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 Indian tribes (as defined in 25 U.S.C. Section 5304 (e)) and organizations that represent Indian tribes through formal legal agreements.
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.
- November 8: Deadline for proposal submissions.