Restoring Fish Passage through Barrier Removal Grants

Type: 
Funding
Organization: 
NOAA Fisheries
Description: 

Most Recent Deadline: October 16, 2023. Nearly $175 million in funding is available for fish passage projects under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act. This funding will support projects that reopen migratory pathways and restore access to healthy habitat for fish around the country. In collaboration with NOAA, selected partners will use these funds to implement locally-led removals of dams and other in-stream barriers. Selected projects will assist in sustaining our nation’s fisheries and contributing to the recovery of threatened and endangered species. They may also provide community and economic benefits, such as jobs and climate resilience. NOAA will accept proposals with a federal funding request of between $1 million and $20 million over the award period. Learn more and apply here.

Category: 
BIL, IRA, Dam removals, sustainable fisheries, endangered species, conservation, watershed health
Funding Amount: 
$1,000,000 - $20,000,000
Matching Funds: 
No

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, non-profits, commercial (for profit) organizations, U.S. territories, and state, local, and tribal governments.
Contact Information: 
Contact Fish.Passage.Grants@noaa.gov