Fisheries Habitat Grant Pre-Proposals, Deadline Aug. 30

Competitive projects will address causes of habitat degradation as opposed to symptoms, provide long-lasting benefits, address needs on the Fisheries Division priority habitat projects list, be cost-effective, use appropriate methods, monitor project outcomes, address health and human safety for dam management, and/or address research and assessment needs to inform future habitat conservation.

Local, state, federal, or tribal units of government, academic institutions, or non-profit groups are all eligible.

Pre-proposals are accepted on an annual basis and are typically due in late August of each year. Invitations to submit full proposals are sent out in late September and full proposals are due in November.

  • Minimum grant request amount: $25,000
  • Maximum grant request amount: Amount of funds available in the theme(s) for which the application is eligible (up to $1.84 M)
  • Minimum match of 10% is required

Source of Funding: Game and Fish Protection Fund (Aquatic habitat conservation theme), State of Michigan General Fund (Dam management theme), and Game and Fish Settlement Fund (Aquatic habitat and recreation in the Au Sable, Manistee, and Muskegon watersheds theme).

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Fisheries Habitat Grant Pre-Proposals, Deadline Aug. 30

Shore-based Fishing Improvement Grants, Deadline Aug. 23

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust’s Access to the Great Lakes Fishery grant category focuses on significantly increasing access to the Great Lakes fishery for shore-based angling and tribal commercial fishing, in Michigan.

Up to $500,000 is available for access projects in 2018.

The GLFT supports its access goals through a combination of competitive and funder-directed grantmaking. Supported activities may include:
1. Construction of new access sites
2. Upgrades and renovations to existing access sites
3. Engineering and feasibility studies for proposed access sites
4. Land acquisition to support subsequent access site development

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Shore-based Fishing Improvement Grants, Deadline Aug. 23

Aquatic Habitat Grant Pre-Proposals, July 25-Aug 26

The Aquatic Habitat Grant Program (AHGP) began in October 2013 and will operate each year that funding is available. A total of approximately $1,250,000 will be available for the 2015 round of grant funding from the Game and Fish Protection Fund. The AHGP’s purpose is to improve fish and other aquatic organism populations by protecting intact and rehabilitating degraded aquatic habitat. To facilitate the success of these efforts, the program will provide technical assistance to grantees. The AHGP is administered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) through a cooperative effort between Fisheries Division and Grants Management.

10% match, minimum grant amount is $25,000

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Aquatic Habitat Grant Pre-Proposals, July 25-Aug 26

Great Lakes Fishery Trust, Deadline August 23

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) is now accepting grant proposals under its Access to the Great Lakes Fishery funding category. Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 PM Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

The GLFT’s Access to the Great Lakes Fishery grant category focuses on significantly increasing access to the Great Lakes fishery for shore-based angling and tribal commercial fishing. Up to $500,000 is available for access projects in 2016.

The GLFT supports its access goals through a combination of competitive and funder-directed grantmaking. Supported activities may include:

  1. Construction of new access sites
  2. Upgrades and renovations to existing access sites
  3. Engineering and feasibility studies for proposed access sites
  4. Land acquisition to support subsequent access site development
  5. Communication and outreach efforts regarding existing shore-based angling opportunities

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Great Lakes Fishery Trust, Deadline August 23

Tribal Wildlife Grant Program, Due Sept. 3

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Tribal Wildlife Grants are used to provide technical and financial assistance to Tribes for the development and implementation of programs that benefit fish and wildlife resources and their habitat. Activities may include, but are not limited to, planning for wildlife and habitat conservation, fish and wildlife conservation and management actions, fish and wildlife related laboratory and field research, natural history studies, habitat mapping, field surveys and population monitoring, habitat preservation, conservation easements, and public education that is relevant to the project. The funds may be used for salaries, equipment, consultant services, subcontracts, acquisitions and travel. Previously funded Tribal Wildlife Grant projects range from comprehensive surveys of plants, fish and wildlife, to habitat and fish restoration, to development of new resource management plans and techniques.

Expected Number of Awards:     23
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $3,925,000
Award Ceiling:     $200,000
Award Floor:     $15,000

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Tribal Wildlife Grant Program, Due Sept. 3

Fisheries Innovation Fund, Deadline Nov. 26

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has announced the third round of grants available from its Fisheries Innovation Fund.

The fund fosters the design and implementation of new and inventive approaches to ensure sustainable fisheries in the United States. The fund is made possible through a partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and additional support from the Walton Family Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The fund will consider applications from all U.S. fisheries, commercial or recreational, looking to foster innovation as they strive to achieve sustainability. Successful proposals will develop innovative approaches to build capacity of fishing communities to improve their sustainability; promote full utilization of annual catch limits and minimize by catch of overfished and endangered species; or improve the quality, quantity, and timeliness of fisheries-dependent data used for science, management, and professional purposes.

NFWF is investigating the possibility of incorporating a loan-making component into the Fisheries Innovation Fund for future rounds so applicants can request capital to support activities or acquisitions that would lead to increased profitability for their sectors, with the understanding that these funds eventually will be paid back. To this end, project proposals to help NFWF develop this loan-making arm will be considered.

Applications may be submitted by individuals, organizations, and agencies (excluding employees of the U.S. Federal government) working on projects to ensure sustainable U.S. fisheries.

Applications for funding for land or easement acquisition, facility construction, political advocacy, lobbying, or litigation will not be considered.

In 2013, the fund expects to award $1.35 million to approximately fifteen projects. The majority of awards will fall in the range of $50,000 to $200,000. However, upper or lower limits to award size are not specified. Matching contributions (both cash and in-kind) are preferred but not required.

Fisheries Innovation Fund, Deadline Nov. 26

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Due May 24

Up to approximately $20 million may be awarded under this RFA for about 100 projects contingent on the quality of applications received, funding availability and other applicable considerations. Applications are requested for projects identified in the RFA within the following four GLRI focus areas:

1.Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern, including reduction of toxic substances (through pollution prevention or other means) in the most polluted areas in the Great Lakes;

2.Invasive Species, including efforts to institute a “zero tolerance policy” toward new invasions;

3.Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Pollution, including a targeted geographic focus on high priority watersheds and reducing polluted runoff from urban, suburban and agricultural sources; and

4.Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships, including climate change resiliency and strategic partnerships through Lakewide Management Plans.

Eligible Applicants:

Governmental entities, including state agencies, interstate agencies, Indian tribes, local governments as defined in 40 CFR Section 31.3, institutions of higher learning (e.g., colleges and universities subject to 40 CFR Part 30 or 40 CFR Part 31), and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for funding under this RFA.

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Due May 24

National Fish Passage Program, Deadline Sept. 2012

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Fisheries Program’s National Fish Passage Program is a voluntary, non-regulatory conservation assistance program that provides financial and technical assistance to remove or bypass artificial barriers that impede the movement of fish and other aquatic species and contribute to their decline.   The Service will implement fish passage improvement-based, cost-shared projects to protect, restore, or enhance habitats that support fish and other aquatic species and their populations.  All or a portion of project funds may be transferred to partner organizations through cooperative agreements if the Service lacks the capability to implement a project. The fish passage improvement projects that are eligible for funding are those that directly remove and/or bypass barriers to fish movement, benefit federal trust species, and those that are ranked highly by the FWS Regional Directors.

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National Fish Passage Program, Deadline Sept. 2012

Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership, Deadline Oct. 14

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service anticipates receiving a combination of base funded appropriations and the Administration’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in FY 2012 to support the Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership (Partnership) and its efforts to complete on-the-ground, fish habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement projects. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Partnership recognize that a substantial amount of the protection, restoration and enhancement of fish habitat will be done at the local level by local watershed associations, municipalities, tribes, states and non-governmental organizations. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Partnership will work with organizations to encourage local conservation actions that fit within the Partnership’s Strategic Plan priorities.

Focus Areas:
Fish habitat protection and restoration, specific to one or more of the following:
Tributary stream restoration or protection to improve:

  • Fish and aquatic species passage
  • Riparian habitat
  • Large woody debris
  • Water temperatures
  • Natural stream flow functions
  • Natural stream channel form
  • Coastal and connecting channel wetland restoration, enhancement and protection
  • Connecting channel restoration or protection to improve:
  • Fish and aquatic species passage
  • Riparian habitat

Eligibility:
GLBFHP funding requests should range between $10,000 and $200,000. Larger project requests can be submitted and will be considered if additional funding becomes available. We anticipate funding approximately 8 projects, averaging $50,000 to $75,000.
Projects must be within the Great Lakes watershed.
States, tribes, tribal authorities, local governments and non-profits can apply. Federal agencies can also apply, but might not be eligible for all funding sources.
Match and partner contributions are encouraged. In-kind and federal match is allowed.

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Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership, Deadline Oct. 14

Grants to Improve Shore-based Fishing, Deadline August 25

Access to the Great Lakes Fishery

Goal

The goal of the GLFT’s Access to the Great Lakes Fishery grant category is to improve or create opportunities for shore-based access to fishing for Great Lakes species for use by tribal and/or recreational users.

How This Goal is Achieved

The GLFT funds projects that create or enhance shore-based access to fishing, which includes construction or improvement of boardwalks and fishing piers with adjacent amenities such as parking and walkways.

Application Information

To submit an application, please download and follow the 2011 Access to the Great Lakes Fishery Application Guidance document, which will provide you with proposal requirements, submission and award dates, and instructions on submitting an application. Please use these instructions to complete the standard and required budget form for your proposal and to review budget definitions for access grants.

Applications are due by August 25, 2011, at 3:00 PM EST. Funding decisions will be made by the GLFT’s Board of Trustees on November 8, 2011. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by November 23, 2011.

Do not use this application if your project involves the acquisition of property. For more information about land acquisition projects, click here.

Further Information

If you have questions about the project you are proposing, contact Jonathon Beard. If you have technical questions about submitting your application and/or the proposal process, contact Amy Rittenhouse. Both can be reached at (517) 371-7468 or glft@glft.org.

To review previous grants made in this category, please visit the Resource Library.

Grants to Improve Shore-based Fishing, Deadline August 25