The Mid-Columbia Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (MCFWCO) is excited to announce the annual U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) Request for Proposals (RFP) for habitat restoration, conservation, and fish passage projects. Funding is available for projects located in Central and Eastern Washington and is provided through the Service’s National Fish Passage Program (NFPP), Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)-NFPP and Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW). Funding is subject to Federal Budget approval.
US Fish and Wildlife Service – 2023 RFP | Deadline November 1, 2022
Last modified: September 27, 2022
Please submit applications electronically to: [email protected]
DUE: November 1, 2022, 8pm PST.
Timeline of awards: Communication for new and on-going projects for financial and technical assistance is encouraged throughout the entire year. Give us a call any time! RFPs are sent out and due annually in the fall. In December, the MCFWCO will review and select the projects they wish to pursue, which will then be passed up for final review and acceptance. Funds are generally available by July or August each year, pending federal budgets and release. Financial awards are granted for a five-year period, with an additional ten-year project maintenance commitment. Projects are assessed primarily on ecological benefit, but also amount of habitat restored, cost-to-benefit ratio, timeline to project delivery, demonstrated organizational success, and MCFWCO project familiarity and interest.
Who can apply: Any private individual, nonprofit organization, community group, land trust, city, county, state, Tribe, or Federal entity may be eligible for financial and technical assistance.
We are offering consultation meetings for potential applicants to discuss the details of their water banking project with agency staff before submitting an application. We will meet requests in the order they are received and cannot guarantee meetings within a certain timeframe. See grant guidelines for additional information.