CA Fisheries Habitat Restoration - Steelhead Report and Restoration Card Program (SHRRC) Focus

California Department of Fish & Wildlife

Grant amount: Up to US $170,000

Anticipated deadline: Mar 30, 2019 5:00pm PDT

Applicant type: College / University Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: California

Location of residency: California

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) through the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) is soliciting proposals for projects that restore, enhance, or protect anadromous salmonid habitat in anadromous watersheds of California or projects that lead to restoration, enhancement, or protection of anadromous salmonid habitat, as well as contribute to the objectives of the California Water Action Plan, State Wildlife Action Plan, and the fulfillment of CDFW’s Mission. There are four focuses under which funds can be awarded; this page details the following focus area:

  •  Steelhead Report and Restoration Card Program (SHRRC)

 Steelhead Report and Restoration Card Program (SHRRC) Forucs

The SHRRC program is an entity of the Department’s Fisheries Branch and concentrates solely on funding steelhead centric projects located within anadromous coastal and inland watersheds having a specific location code linked to the SHRRC. Any watershed within a delineated location code is eligible for funding (see Table 2). Only projects below barriers impeding anadromy, or projects proposing the modification or removal of man-made barriers impeding anadromy, can be funded.

There is approximately $260,000 available for the SHRRC Focus for this grant cycle. Projects submitted under this Focus cannot exceed two years. Funding for proposals submitted under this PSN are subject to availability of funds and approval of the Budget Act for 2018/2019 Fiscal Year. Proposals submitted under the SHRRC Focus are required to address benefits (direct or indirect) to anglers.

Objectives of the SHRRC program

The primary objectives of the SHRRC program are to:

  • Restore watershed processes and functions, modify or remove barriers to migration, protect and restore steelhead instream habitat, as well as to increase long-term effectiveness of restoration efforts by monitoring and maintaining projects.
  • Encourage cooperative government and community based partnerships within local watersheds.
  • Identify watershed priorities and restoration projects through evaluation and planning.
  • Support watershed education, technical workshops, and conferences.

Proposals submitted for SHRRC Focus consideration must address at least one of the programs objectives and comply with the focus criteria listed in Eligibility.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Entities eligible to apply for grants under this PSN are limited to public agencies, Native American Indian Tribes, and nonprofit organizations. 
  • Focus Criteria: The four criteria for the SHRRC Focus are listed below. All four criteria must be met in order for a proposal to be accepted for consideration under the SHRRC Focus.
    • Species Criteria:
      • Steelhead
    • Geographic Criteria:
      • Projects located within watersheds covered by the SHRRC location codes are eligible for funding, see Table 3.
      • Projects must be located below anadromous barriers or address the modification or removal of man-made barriers impeding anadromy.
      • The map on the SHRRC webpage, serves as a visual aid for the location of the watersheds with the corresponding location code.
        • The map is a guideline to help locate your project within a watershed, focus determination for a project will be based on Table 2, not on the map.
    • Project Type Criteria: Only one project type per proposal may be selected and only from the list below. See Part VI for descriptions of each project type.
      • EF Enforcement and Protection
      • FP Fish Passage at Stream Crossings
      • HB Instream Barrier Modification for Fish Passage
      • HI Instream Habitat Restoration
      • HR Riparian Restoration
      • HS Instream Bank Stabilization
      • MD Monitoring Status and Trends
        • MD projects eligible for consideration under the SHRRC focus are limited to baseline monitoring intended to measure existing conditions of salmonid habitat, watershed processes, and/or populations. Please see MD description for more information regarding baseline project types.
      • MO Monitoring Watershed Restoration
      • PD Project Design
      • PL Watershed Evaluation, Assessment, and Planning
      • SC Fish Screening of Diversions
      • TE Private Sector Technical Training
      • WC Water Conservation Measures
      • WD Water Measuring Devices (Instream and Water Diversion)
    • Angler Benefit:
      • Proposals for SHRRC funds submitted through this PSN are required to address how the project will benefit anglers (directly or indirectly). In addition, the applicant must explain how the proposal meets the angler benefit criteria and the SHRRC objectives in the Objectives Section of the Project Description.


  • Grant proposals from private individuals or for-profit enterprises will not be accepted. 
  • No project that is a required mitigation or used for mitigation under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California Endangered Species Act (CESA), Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), California Forest Practices Act (FPA) or Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) will be considered for funding.
  • No project that is under an enforcement action by a regulatory agency will be considered for funding.