Foundation / Corporation
West Sound Watersheds Council (WSWC)
Grants starting at $5,000 to Washington nonprofits, agencies, tribes, conservation districts, and private landowners to protect and restore fish habitat areas in the West Sound region. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent prior to applying. Funding is intended for projects to help endangered salmon populations thrive.
Eligible project types include land acquisition, restoration, streambank stabilization, fish passage, sediment reduction, and planning projects. Combination projects including acquisition and restoration elements, or acquisition and planning elements, are also eligible.
The Big Picture of Salmon Recovery:
GrantWatch ID#: 148823
Applicants must request at least $5,000. There is no maximum funding limit for a grant request.
Grant recipients must complete projects within 2 to 3 years.
Eligible project applicants include local governments, conservation districts, tribes, nonprofit organizations, special purpose districts, Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups, private landowners, and state agencies (with a local partner).
Federal agencies may not apply directly, but may collaborate with eligible applicants. Projects may occur on federal lands.
Ineligible Project Elements:
Prospective project sponsors must submit a Letter of Intent by March 1, 2019.
Project sponsors will be notified by March 15, 2019 if they are to be included in the 2019 lead entity grant process.
Site visits will be required and are tentatively scheduled for late May to early June.
Project applications will be due August 8, 2019.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Kirvie Mesebeluu-Yobech, Lead Entity Coordinator, to get more information about West Sound salmon recovery strategies, watershed recovery plans, and the application process.
Applicants must provide money or resources to match 15 percent or more of the grant (85 percent RCO grant + 15 percent grant recipient match = funding total). Certain design-only projects may not require match and projects on private forestland may require additional match.
SRFB grants are reimbursement-based. Grant recipients must first spend money and then request reimbursements.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Kirvie Mesebeluu-Yobech, Lead Entity Coordinator
West Sound watersheds area: http://www.westsoundwatersheds.org/default.aspx?ID=6