Notice of Funding Opportunity: Restoring Fish Passage through Barrier Removal

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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Restoring Fish Passage through Barrier Removal

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is announcing two funding opportunities for fish passage projects that will remove in-stream barriers, including one funding opportunity focused on Indian tribes. This funding is available under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act). It presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for NOAA to substantially expand its efforts for making an impact for fisheries, protected resources, and coastal communities.

Restoring Fish Passage through Barrier Removal

Up to $65 million in funding is available through the NOAA Restoring Fish Passage through Barrier Removal Notice of Funding Opportunity. This funding will support projects that reopen migratory pathways and restore access to healthy habitat for fish around the country.

Restoring Priority Tribal Fish Passage through Barrier Removal

NOAA is concurrently releasing the Restoring Tribal Priority Fish Passage through Barrier Removal Notice of Funding Opportunity for up to $12 million in funding for fish passage and tribal capacity building.

Important Dates:

Restoring Fish Passage through Barrier Removal

Using the link above, NOAA will accept proposals with a federal funding request of between $1 million and $15 million total from non-federal partners over the award period. Applications are due by August 15, 2022.

Restoring Priority Tribal Fish Passage through Barrier Removal

Using the link above, NOAA will accept proposals between $300,000 and $5 million from Indian tribes, Alaska Native tribes,  Alaska Tribal Corporations, and tribal commission or consortia partners. Applications are due by August 29, 2022.

Learn more

To learn more about the two fish passage funding opportunities open under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, please use this link.

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