The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity for projects that enhance Chinook salmon and steelhead trout production and associated habitats in the Central Valley, consistent with the Central Valley Project Improvement Act.
Reclamation and the Service plan to award up to $40 million (subject to appropriations) in fiscal year 2022 through multiple grants or cooperative agreements to projects prioritized by the CVPIA Near-Term Restoration Strategy. This funding opportunity also implements the spawning and rearing habitat restoration activities outlined in the 2020 Record of Decision implementing the 2019 Proposed Action for the Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project.
Eligible projects include creation/modification of side channels, placement of woody material, boulders, and other structures to provide habitat for salmon, creation and enhancement of floodplain habitat, and improving facilities by adding fish screens on diversions.
View this funding opportunity at https://www.grants.gov. Search online at grants.gov for the Notice of Funding Opportunity by key words – e.g., Central Valley Project Habitat and Facilities Improvement; CFDA – 15.512 or 15.648; or opportunity number R21AS00617. Applications will be selected through a competitive process that will focus on achieving the outcomes identified in this Notice of Funding Opportunity.
Contact the following personnel for more information:
Rod Wittler, Fish Resource Area Coordinator – email@example.com or 530-262-3670 (TTY 800-877-8339)
Heather Casillas, CVPIA Program Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-223-0028
Matt Dekar, CVPIA Administrator – email@example.com or 916-223-7299