The Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) and its partners announce their Request for Project Proposals for federal FY2023 funding. WNTI anticipates receiving between $150,000 and $230,000 in NFHP funds for FY2023 projects. The exact amount of funding available to the partnership varies annually and is not known at this time. This is a very competitive process and for the last five years the pool of applicants has exceeded the available pool of funding. Typical funding per project is in the range of $25K-$50K.
WNTI’s Priorities: As a National Fish Habitat Partnership, WNTI’s #1 priority is the protection and restoration of habitat for western native trout and char species. Under this broad priority, we consider actions that achieve the following to be our highest priority:
A. Actions that provide long-term protection of intact and healthy aquatic ecosystems that support priority populations.
B. Restoration projects.
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Mountain time on Friday January 21, 2022.
All applications for the RFP are submitted through our online application portal. The RFP announcement and all documentation with specific guidance for completing the application and a link to the online portal is available on the WNTI website. Late or incomplete applications will be not accepted.