Washington Water & Salmon Fund Finder 

Prototype v. 1.0 -- February 28, 2018

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About Washington Fund Finder

The Washington Water & Salmon Fund Finder is a grant and loan search tool that stores natural resource funding opportunities in Washington.
Anyone can use the tool to search, track, and prepare for potential funding opportunities.
Use the search buttons above to search multiple grant and loan opportunities that support salmon and water projects in your community. 
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NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants

Pre-Proposals Due March 7, 2018
The NOAA Restoration Center is announcing the Fiscal Year 2018 NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants Program. This year's coastal resilience funding will provide up to $15 million to projects that build resilient U.S. coastal communities and ecosystems.
Resilience is the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events such as extreme weather or long-term changing environmental conditions.

Estuary & Salmon Restoration Program Grants Open

The Estuary & Salmon Restoration Program (ESRP) provides funding for nearshore restoration and land protection and supports all phases in the project continuum land acquisition through feasibility and design on to construction and monitoring and adaptive management.
ESRP distributes state capital funds and available partnership funds through a competitive project selection and evaluation by a multi-disciplinary technical review team composed of members from multiple agencies and organizations throughout Puget Sound.

Recreation and Conservation Office Grants Open

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is accepting grant applications for most of its recreation, conservation, and salmon programs.
The Salmon Recovery Funding Board and Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration grant programs are now open. Draft applications are due spring 2018.
The Recreation Conservation Office is hosting an introductory webinar on February 15th. Applications are due May 1, 2018. 
For more information and details on these programs, please visit the RCO website.
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Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board grant program

A new grant program for removing fish barriers is open for business. The Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board (FBRB) grant program is accepting applications now until March 29. Projects must correct fish passage barriers that impact salmonids and the projects must be near or in coordination with other fish passage investments.
This a new grant program administered jointly by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office. Selected projects will be included in a request for funding from the Legislature for the 2019-2021 biennium.
For more information on project eligibility and program requirements, see the Request for Applications.
Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration (PSAR) - Large Capital Projects RFP Open
The Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration (PSAR) fund supports projects that recover salmon and habitat in Puget Sound. The state legislature appropriates money for PSAR every two years in the capital budget.  The Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council and the Puget Sound Partnership are now accepting proposals for projects to be included in a ranked list of large, high-priority capital projects eligible for funding by the state legislature. These projects, called “Large Capital” projects, will be an important component of the 2019 -2021 PSAR budget request to the state legislature. Any Puget Sound salmon recovery lead entity may submit up to three projects for consideration. Follow the processes described in the Request for Proposals.
What types of projects are eligible?
  •  Engineering and design
  • Restoration and construction
  •  Land acquisition
Deadline for pre-proposals: April 30, 2018.
The PSAR fund program is co-managed by the Puget Sound Partnership and the Recreation and Conservation Office.

Funding for Water and Salmon

Support for Water and Salmon

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Yakima County Levee Removal

Levee removal decreases flood risk for community and helps salmon.
This project will remove 500 feet of the Naches River levee that directs the river against the Town of Naches levee, reducing the risk of levee failure for the community. The project also will buy of 21 acres of floodplain behind the removed levee and build channels to reconnect the floodplain. The work will increase off-channel habitat, places where salmon can rest, feed, and hide from predators. The lower Naches River is part of a basin-wide recovery plan, supporting bull trout and steelhead, both of which are listed under the federal Endangered Species Act, as well as other salmon species.
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Collaborative Efforts Restore the Skokomish Estuary

The Skokomish Delta is the largest river delta in Hood Canal. The recent completion of the final phase marks the end of the largest estuary restoration project in Puget Sound.
The Skokomish Tribe and partners restored more than 1,000 acres of lands and tidal wetlands. The restoration effort has received six salmon recovery grants totaling more than $5.2 million. The restored area will provide essential habitat for salmon and other wildlife. 

Why Estuaries? 

River delta estuaries form where river floodplains meet the sea, creating a uniquely critical ‘bridge’ habitat where freshwater mixes with salt water and sediments collect. A diverse array of specially adapted plants and animals thrive and take advantage of the fertility there, moving in and out with the tides.
Puget Sound’s sixteen major estuaries provide irreplaceable nursery habitat for young salmon, and important feeding and resting habitat for migratory birds, and many other species that cannot find these unique benefits in any other place in our landscape. For example, young salmon that can rear longer in delta estuaries grow faster and are more likely to survive their ocean migration.

Align Salmon and Water Workgroup Library

Visit the Library to access key documents, links, contacts, and meeting materials of the multi-agency, federal and state Align Salmon and Water Workgroup.

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