The Fish Passage is a voluntary program that reconnects fish species to historic habitats. Project funding is for fish passage restoration by removing or bypassing barriers to fish movement. Primary project types include dam removal, culvert renovation, designing and installing fishways, installing fish screens, and barrier inventories to identify additional fish passage impediments. Projects proposals requested between $1,000.00 and $50,000.00 are most attractive. There is no required match; however a 50% cost share is highly encouraged. Project ranking criteria include; ecological benefits for Federal trust species, minimum costs to the Service for operation and maintenance, permanence of fish passage benefits, current scientific knowledge and proven technology, evidence the greatest number of partners, longest duration of agreements for operation and maintenance, maximum in matching fund contributions, and address objectives outlined in approved management plans. Projects must comply with all applicable Federal, State, Tribal, and Local regulations. Fish Passage projects are not eligible for funding if they are for any Federal or State mitigation. Fish Passage projects are not eligible for funding if fish passage is a condition provided by existing Federal or State regulatory programs.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance
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Department of Interior, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Fisheries & Habitat Conservation