Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB)



The UCSRB is the Lead Entity (LE) for the UC. “Lead Entities” is a term used by the state to define a county, city, conservation district, special district, tribal government, regional recovery organization, or other entity that is responsible for submitting a project list to the SRFB for funding consideration. The UCSRB is also the state-designated regional recovery organization and the LE is responsible for facilitating the process of compiling one project list and to submit that list for funding consideration to the SRFB. The UC regional approach to pursing both mitigation and recovery funds from all available sources is the result of years of collaborative work on the part of all interested parties to establish an effective and efficient process. Regional project and funding coordination is an on-going process. The details are identified from the Recovery Plan’s Implementation Schedule and developed within each of the Watershed Action Teams (WATs) in the region. The UCSRB currently facilitates two approaches to funding projects in the region: (1) targeted process of habitat programmatic funds; and (2) traditional grant applications (a.k.a. “Open 6-Step Funding Process”).  The following guidance document focuses on the Open 6-Step Funding Process.

The Lead Entity (LE) Coordinator will help facilitate the movement of proposals through the review process. This includes assuring that the RTT, BPA, TRIB, and Citizens’ Committees receive review copies at appropriate times. Project sponsors should begin working with the LE early in the process to engage available services that will assist in developing competitive proposals for SRFB, TRIB, or BPA funding. 

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Staff Contact:

Tracy Bowerman

[email protected]

Detailed 2021 SRFB/TRIB Schedule

Upper Columbia SRFB Kickoff

February 10
Agenda for February Kickoff

SRFB Regional Pre-Proposals Due
March 1 at 12:00 PM via Jotform

SRFB Presentations to RTT
March 10 – March 11

SRFB Complete Applications Due
April 21 at 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

SRFB Project Site Visits
May 10 – May 13

SRFB Application Due Date
May 28

SRFB RTT Review and Scoring
June 9

Okanogan SRFB CAC Presentations
June 22

Chelan SRFB CAC Presentations
June 24

SRFB Final Prism Upload
June 28

Upper Columbia Joint CAC Ranking Meeting
July 7

SRFB Regional List Submitted to RCO
August 16

For more information refer to the 2021 Upper Columbia Lead Entity Process Guide and Manual 18 or contact Pete Teigen, Lead Entity Coordinator at [email protected].

*When submitting through PRISM, make sure to attach the regional application. 

Eligible Applicants

The following entities are eligible for SRFB funding:

  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Conservation districts
  • Tribes
  • Private landowners
  • Private landowners are eligible applicants for restoration projects when the project takes place on their own land. 
  • Private individuals may not acquire land using these funds.
  • Special purpose districts
  • State agencies (state agencies must have a local partner that is independently eligible to be a grant applicants)
  • Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups

**Federal agencies may not apply directly but may partner with eligible applicants — projects may occur on federal lands.

Applicants should take into account federal restrictions on using federal money for a qualifying match when applying for a grant.

Anyone may apply for Tributary Committee funds.