Reecer Creek Floodplain Restoration project's wood placement and the newly excavated channel. Wood placement photo by R. Wassel and aerial image courtesy of Google Earth.
Salmon recovery grants are awarded by the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) to protect and/or restore salmon habitat. The minimum funding level is $5,000 and there is no maximum for requests. Applicants must provide money or resources to match 15% or more of the grant.
The SRFB grant review process is coordinated by Lead Entities, like the Yakima Basin Fish and Wildlife Recovery Board (YBFWRB), which are local organizations that solicit projects from their geographic areas, organize technical and community reviews of the proposals, and present the best of them to the SRFB for approval.
The 2017 grant round is now underway. For more information, see our Information for Applicants page. Download RCO’s Manual 18: Salmon Recovery Grants for broad-based guidance, and the YBFWRB's Lead Entity Manual for guidance to the local review process. Applicants are also encouraged to contact us to discuss project ideas and eligibility.