$15M Available in Grant Funds for Salmonid Habitat Restoration by Caroline Minasian Mar 4, 2020 Water News The California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for the Fisheries Habitat Restoration Grant Program. The available funds are for projects that restore, enhance, or protect anadromous salmonid habitat in watersheds of California or projects that lead to process-based restoration, enhancement, or protection of this habitat. Eligible applicants include state and local government agencies, public entities, Native American Indian Tribes and nonprofit organizations. Applications are due by 3 p.m. on April 14 and eligible applicants can apply online. CDFW is hosting workshops and webinars throughout the state to review guidelines and assist applicants. Interested agencies are encouraged to attend one of the March workshops. More information about the events is available on CDFW’s website. There is approximately $15 million available in funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund and the Timber Regulation and Forest Restoration Fund. Priority funding will go to projects that restore, enhance and protect habitat. Example projects include fish passage at stream crossings, instream barrier modification for fish passage, instream habitat restoration, riparian restoration, instream bank stabilization, watershed restoration (upslope), project design and water conservation measures. For more information, download the 2020 program guidelines and solicitation notice.