There are several steps in the SRFB grant process as implemented in the Yakima Lead Entity process. A full description of the local process is outlined in the Lead Entity Manual. The 2013 SRFB grant round is underway. Pre-applications are due on April 15. Applicants are encouraged to contact us to discuss project ideas and eligibility.
||Request for Proposals
||Full Applications Due
State Review Panel Site Visits
Technical Advisory Group Evaluation
Citizen Committee Evaluation
YBFWRB Approves Project List
Project List Submitted to WA. Resource Conservation Office
||SRFB Announces Funding Decisions
Summary of Steps in the SRFB Grant Process
Submit Application to Lead Entity: Applicants for Salmon Recovery Funding must complete a pre-application (April) before submitting a full application. The pre-application process is meant to provide early feedback to applicants as they determine which proposals to pursue and how to develop them. Shortly after applicants submit the pre-application, they will be asked to schedule a conference with the pre-application subcommittee. When an applicant decides to carry a proposal beyond the pre-proposal review, they will need to work with the Lead Entity Coordinator to obtain a project number, then complete a formal application using the RCO’s PRISM database (May).
Local Project Evaluation: The evaluation happens in multiple phases, including project site visits, applicant presentations, technical advisory group evaluation and citizen committee ranking. This process helps the project applicant to develop the scientifically best projects based on feedback received during these steps. Once this local process is complete, the Yakima Basin Fish and Wildlife Recovery Board forwards their funding recommendations to the SRFB in Olympia (August).
State Project Evaluation: The Washington SRFB will review all projects for eligibility and the scientific Review Panel will evaluate each project proposal for technical merits and will identify specific concerns regarding the salmon benefits and certainty of success.
Funding: SRFB project proposals are officially awarded at the mid-December SRFB meeting. Sponsors do not have to be present at this meeting unless they are defending a “Project of Concern”. After this meeting, the Outdoor Grant Manager assigned to the Yakima Basin will contact the sponsor for contracting details.
Long-term Commitments for Funded Projects
Acquisition projects must be operated and maintained forever. Restoration project applicants must demonstrate a committment to 10 years or more of stewardship for the project.