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Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Mini-Grant

Grants to Oregon Organizations to Enhance
and Protect Fish Populations and Habitats

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) - Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee (STAC)

Deadline Date:

11/02/18 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $2,000 to Oregon organizations for programs that will enhance and protect specific fish populations. Applicants must contact program staff before applying. Funding will be awarded to programs in the areas of education, habitat restoration, fish culture, and monitoring and evaluation.

STAC Mini-Grants fund projects that further the goals of the STEP program, which are to:
- Provide the greatest possible opportunity for citizen participation in achieving the Department’s management objectives;
- Rehabilitate and enhance natural habitat for salmon and trout;
- Rehabilitate and enhance populations of salmon and trout; and
- Support and promote an education program to increase the public’s understanding of Oregon’s aquatic resources and the environment.

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GrantWatch ID#: 178520

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Mini-grants are available up to $2,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are available to support the STEP related activities of organizations, volunteer projects, and educators.

Except in certain circumstances, the following expenses are not usually funded:
- Ongoing expenses
- Travel costs (e.g. mileage, fuel, vehicle rental)
- Staff time or administrative costs

However, these expenses are welcomed as project match.

Pre-Application Information:

How to Apply for a Mini-Grant:
- Step 1: Contact the local STEP biologist and STAC member to discuss and refine the proposal.
- Step 2: Fill out the two-page application.
- Step 3: Get local STEP biologist and STAC member signatures prior to submittal.
- Step 4: Submit the application by the application deadline.
- Step 5: Application reviewed by STAC at its next meeting.
- Step 6: Applicants will be notified in writing of STAC decision.
- Step 7: Expend funds and request reimbursement.
- Step 8: Project Completion Reporting.

Mini-Grant Deadlines:
- March 9, 2018
- August 3, 2019
- November 2, 2018

The application must be received at ODFW Headquarters by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline in order to be included in a given review cycle. If an electronic copy or fax is submitted by the deadline; a signed paper copy must be postmarked no later than the next business day after the deadline.

Preference will be given to proposals with strong matching funds and that encourage development of partnerships and use of volunteers. Matching funds should be applicable to the project described.

Mini-Grant funds (if approved) will be provided on a reimbursement basis only; funds will not be allocated prior to the work being conducted. Invoices, credit card receipts, and other proof-of purchase documents are adequate for reimbursement.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Completed applications may be emailed, faxed or submitted to Debbi Farrell. STEP Program Assistant.

Debbi Farrell, STEP Program Assistant
Phone: (503) 947-6211
Fax: (503) 947-6202
Address: 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, Oregon 97302

Kevin Herkamp, STEP Program Coordinator
Phone: (503) 947-6232
Fax: (503) 947-6202

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon