OR Restoration and Enhancement Grants
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)
Grant amount: Up to US $200,000
Next deadline: Oct 26, 2018
Later deadlines: Feb 23, 2019, Jul 9, 2019
Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit
Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach
Location of project: Oregon
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- Increase recreational fishing opportunities
- Improve commercial salmon fisheries by restoring state-owned fish hatcheries
- Enhancing natural fish production
- Expanding hatchery production
- Providing additional public access to fishing waters.
- Angler access: Improvement or creation of sites that allow anglers or commercial fishers access to fisheries (e.g., boat ramps, docks, trails, new ponds).
- New fishways and screens: Installing new fishways or screens at locations that historically have not had them.
- Habitat: Improvements to fish habitat that directly or rapidly benefit fish by addressing items such as limiting factors, which include fish carcass placement, fish passage, habitat modification, and others.
- New hatchery equipment and technology: Hatchery equipment upgrades increase the effectiveness and efficiencies of, or reduces the impacts of, hatchery operations. Can include:
- Short-term rearing programs for fish harvest,
- Rearing programs for rehabilitation of wild fish populations (e.g., conservation propagation, short-term supplementation of depleted populations), and
- Updated hatchery practices intended to achieve both conservation and utilization of fish resources (e.g., terminal fisheries, acclimation ponds, broodstock improvement).
- Aquatic Inventories: Studies that characterize populations, habitat, or the effectiveness of other projects in order to create, maintain, or enhance fish populations and therefore fishing opportunities. Includes collecting information on the physical and biological characteristics of stream, lakes, or estuaries or information on recreational or commercial use of fisheries
- Public Education: Literature, demonstrations, or displays for fishermen or landowners regarding fish, fishing, or habitat. The goal should be to increase Oregonian’s connection to, and use of, fishery resources of this state.
- Modification of existing fishways and existing screens: Rehabilitate, restore, or modify existing fishways and screens to maintain safe and effective passage and screening.
- Hatchery restoration: Rehabilitate, restore, or modify existing hatchery facilities to maintain safe and effective hatchery operation and production levels.
- Liberation equipment: Rehabilitate, restore, replace, or provide equipment for fish liberation.
- Grassroots fishing organizations: Groups such as Salmon & Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) and other local fishing organizations.
- Multiple partners and funding sources: R&E is interested in partnering to make larger projects possible.
- New fishing: Creating new fishing opportunities
- Salmonids: Supporting salmonid fisheries
- Diversified species fisheries: Supporting species that have diversified environments, including saltwater, warm water, and lakes.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Who Can Apply
- Any public, private non-profit organization may request funds to implement fish restoration or enhancement projects which relate to the goals of the R&E Program.
- Private non-profit organizations must have tax-exempt status - 501(c)(3).
- Example of organizations that have to applied for funding are:
- sport or commercial fishing groups,
- STEP groups,
- school districts,
- federal, state or local agencies,
- port districts,
- Watershed Councils, and
- Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
- Projects Eligible for Funding
- The R&E Program grants are available to projects throughout the state that benefit recreational and/or commercial fisheries.
- While match or cost share is not required, preference may be given to projects with higher levels of match and multiple community and funding partners.
- Although not required, applicants are encouraged to attend the Board meetings to answer any questions the Board might have. If unable to attend the meetings, it is a good idea for applicants to be available by phone in case the Board has any questions.
- Proposals that are inconsistent with the intent of the Act, use inappropriate methods, are not biologically sound, are inconsistent with local land use plans, or violate Department policies or management plans will be disqualified.
- R&E is a reimbursement based grant program and does not provide up front funding.
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