Apply for funding

This is your Fish Habitat Partnership.  One of the most important functions of a Fish Habitat Partnership is to seek out funding opportunities to advance local fish habitat conservation.  We will notify you of all pending funding opportunities as they become available.  Some of these will be through partner organizations where we will supply a link to more information. Others will be opportunities directly through one of the Fish Habitat Partnerships in the Midwest and Great Plains. You can apply for those opportunities right here by clicking Apply for Project Funding to the left of this page.  Be sure to thoroughly read all instructions, including those supplied as an attachment before you apply.


Great Plains Fish Habitat Request for Proposals

It’s time to submit habitat project ideas for 2017 funding or support from the Great Plains Fish Habitat Partnership (GPFHP). The Great Plains FHP is one of twenty partnerships that span the nation under the initiative of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP). The GPFHP area of focus; rivers, streams, riparian corridors and watershed health of the northern half of the Great Plains that spans all or portions of 10 states and 28 Tribes.  If you have an aquatic conservation project aligned with the goals and objectives of the GPFHP and need financial assistance, we encourage you to submit a proposal.

GPFHP Applications are due by November 1, 2016.

Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership Call for Proposals

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service anticipates receiving appropriations in FY 2017 to support the Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership (ORBFHP) and its efforts to complete on-the-ground, aquatic habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement projects. The Service and the ORBFHP recognize that a substantial amount of the protection, restoration and enhancement of aquatic habitat will be done at the local level by local watershed associations, municipalities, tribes, states and nongovernmental organizations. The Service and the ORBFHP will work with organizations to encourage local conservation actions that fit within the ORBFHP’s Strategic Plan priorities. A “project” is defined as an action that will protect, restore or enhance Ohio River Basin fish/mussel habitat. Project proposals will be reviewed and ranked by the ORBFHP Steering Committee. The Service will use the recommendations provided to them by the ORBFHP in making final decisions regarding project funds, and anticipates making final decisions regarding project selection by spring 2017.

To submit a proposal, follow the guidelines in the RFP below by October 7, 2016.

Fishers and Farmers Partnership Request for Proposals

Fishers and Farmers Partnership for the Upper Mississippi River Basin, a fish habitat partnership, is seeking project proposals to benefit aquatic habitat in Mississippi River basin streams. Federal funding may be available under the National Fish Habitat Partnership through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to fund the top-ranked proposals.

Fishers and Farmers Partnership for the Upper Mississippi River Basin is a self-directed group of non-governmental agricultural and conservation organizations, tribal organizations and state and federal agencies united to add value to farms while protecting, restoring, and enhancing the 30,700 miles of streams and rivers of the Upper Mississippi River Basin.

The full announcement can be downloaded below. Applications/proposals are due by October 3, 2016.

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