Department of Fish and Wildlife Soliciting Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposals

By on February 20, 2018

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced it is now accepting proposals for projects under its FY 2018-19 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN). The PSN invites restoration projects that meet the funding requirements for four projects including: the Commercial Salmon Stamp Program focusing on projects enhancing the salmon fishery; the Commercial Salmon Stamp Program focusing on projects enhancing the salmon fishery; the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program centered on the recovery of state-listed salmon and steelhead along the coast and in California’s Central Valley; the Forest Legacy Program focusing on the restoration of watersheds affected by historic forest practices; and, the Steelhead Restoration and Report Card Program intent on projects furthering the recreational steelhead fishery.

The CDFW has indicated that eligible projects could include habitat restoration, water conservation, education, monitoring and restoration planning. Qualified applicants could include public agencies, recognized tribes and specific nonprofit organizations.

CDFW is holding nine public workshops to provide information to applicants to assist them in understanding the PSN requirements. The workshops will be held beginning Feb. 20 through Feb. 28. All applicants, including those who have previously submitted proposals, are encouraged to attend one of the workshops. There are important updates in the 2018 PSN. Workshops will be held in:

Fort Bragg

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018; 1:00-3:00 p.m.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Conference Room

32330 North Harbor Drive

Fort Bragg, CA 95437

CDFW Contact: Christine Ramsey at 707-725-1027

Camarillo

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018; 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Camarillo California Conservation Corps Small Classroom

3200 Wright Road

Camarillo, CA 93010

CDFW Contact: Mary Larson at 562-342-7186

Fortuna

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

California Conservation Corps Office Multipurpose Room

1500 Alamar Way

Fortuna, CA 95540

CDFW Contact: Christine Ramsey at 707-725-1027

Petaluma

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Petaluma City Hall City Council Chambers

11 English St.

Petaluma, CA 94952

CDFW Contact: Matt Erickson at 707-576-2814

Sacramento

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018; 1:00-3:00 p.m.

CDFW, Watershed Restoration Branch, 4th Floor Large Conference Room

1700 9th Street

Sacramento, CA 95811

CDFW Contact: Tim Chorey at 916-327-8842

Los Alamitos

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018; 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

CDFW, Los Alamitos Field Office Library

4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite C

Los Alamitos, CA 90720

CDFW Contact: Mary Larson at 562-342-7186

San Luis Obispo

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018; 1:00-3:00 p.m.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

3196 S. Higuera Street, Suite A

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

CDFW Contact: Margaret Paul at 831-649-2882

Yreka

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018; 2:00-4:00 p.m.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conference Room

1829 S. Oregon Street

Yreka, California 96097

CDFW Contact: Christine Ramsey at 707-725-1027

Monterey

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

20 Lower Ragsdale Road, Suite 100

Monterey, CA 93940

CDFW Contact: Margaret Paul at 831-649-2882

Although the amount of grant funding for FY 2018-19 is not known at this time, grants of more than $15 million was made available to eligible projects in FY 2017-18. FY 2018-19 grants are expected to be awarded to approved projects in early 2019.

Applications must be submitted online by Friday, March 30, 2018 at 5 p.m. The PSN and online grant application are online at www.wildlife.ca.gov/Grants/FRGP/Solicitation. For additional information or questions about the PSN or application process, please contact Tim Chorey, CDFW Fisheries Restoration Grant Program Coordinator, at (916) 327-8842.