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Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Commercial Organizations, Agencies, IHEs, and Individuals for Projects to Protect Salmon Populations

Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund


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Funding Source
Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) - Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Alaska

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/31/23 12:00 PM (Noon) Alaska Daylight Time Save

Grant Description
Grants to Alaska nonprofit organizations, commercial organizations, agencies, universities, and individuals for projects to protect salmon populations. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying. Areas of focus include habit conservation, habitat restoration, monitoring and assessment, and habitat resiliency. Funding is intended to protect, restore, and conserve local salmon and their habitats.

Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund 2023 Objectives:

  • Habitat Conservation: Projects proposed in the Habitat Conservation category must directly attain long-term conservation of salmon habitat; secondary activities and objectives (e.g., planning, prioritizing, and ancillary surveys or data collection) are not allowed as standalone projects, but they are allowed as project components if they are necessary to successfully complete the project. 
  • Habitat Restoration: With the exception of fish passage design & engineering plans and habitat assessments to prioritize fish passage restoration projects, projects proposed under the Habitat Restoration category must result in on-the-ground restoration of salmon habitat (i.e., they must directly restore fish passage; eradicate, suppress, or contain invasive species; or restore instream habitat). Secondary activities (e.g., planning, prioritization, engineering/design work, developing or testing methods, ancillary data collection, outreach, and monitoring) are not allowed as standalone projects, but they are allowed as project components. Extra scrutiny will be given to projects wherein secondary activities other than effectiveness monitoring comprise a large portion of the budget.
  • Monitoring and Assessment: Projects funded under the Monitoring and Assessment category must be necessary for the exercise of subsistence fishing or contribute to sustaining salmon populations utilized for subsistence.
  • Habitat Resiliency: The intent of this objective is to enable AKSSF to be more strategic about project selection relative to recent and projected changes in climate and environmental conditions with a focus on identifying areas or systems that are expected to be more resilient to these changes. For example, a project could focus on identification of high-value habitats such as cold-water tributaries for conservation or restoration work. 

For more information on objectives, see


Additional Eligibility Criteria
All types of entities (including nonprofit organizations, commercial organizations, universities, government organizations, and individuals) are welcome to apply.

Proposals must include a single principal investigator (PI) that has primary responsibility for the project including overall execution and reporting.

Eligible entities must not be debarred or suspended from participation in federal assistance programs. Federal agencies must have the authority to receive federal funds through the PCSRF (each federal applicant must submit the AKSSF Federal Authority Form documenting the authorizing U.S. Code with its application).

AKSSF does not allow administrative or overhead expenses to be charged as direct expenses. For examples, see

Pre-Proposal Conference
AKSSF is offering a webinar on April 12 (9:00 – 10:30 a.m.) to help applicants understand the proposal development and project selection processes. These workshops are a great opportunity to get your questions answered while learning how to avoid common proposal pitfalls. If you are interested in participating, please contact Debbie Maas.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline for proposal submission is 12 noon (Alaska Daylight Time) on May 31, 2023. Please start early and allow ample time to enter your information and upload documents.

Proposals submitted by 12 noon Alaska Daylight Time on May 17th will undergo a courtesy administrative review by AKSSF staff to determine basic responsiveness to the requirements of the call.

All applicants must have a federal universal entity identifier (UEI) which is provided by registering on

The 35% match requirement is in place for all funds.


Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Proposals must request a minimum of $30,000 in AKSSF funds.

Term of Contract
Funds are available for expenditure beginning no earlier than March 1, 2024 (unless justification for an earlier start date is provided in the proposal) and may be expended through November 30, 2026.

Contact Information
Submit a Proposal Online:

For questions and technical assistance, please contact:
Debbie Maas, Program Coordinator
(907) 465-6134

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