Funding for Salmon Conservation
Do you have a habitat restoration or protection project in mind? Is your salmon recovery outreach or education program seeking funding? Are you looking for money to help support monitoring or to conduct a study important to salmon recovery? The WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council (SRC) may be able to help you find money through a variety of sources.
The WRIA 8 SRC annually awards grants from three sources of funding:
- Salmon Recovery Funding Board and Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration funds
- Cooperative Watershed Management Grant Program funds
Grants are awarded to projects and programs that are identified in the WRIA 8 Chinook Salmon Conservation Plan, and are high priorities based on WRIA 8 project and grant criteria.
See our Funding Opportunities for Salmon and Other Habitat Restoration Projects list of current grants available through our partner governments and/or other state, federal, and non-profit sources.
Many WRIA 8 partners implement salmon habitat protection and restoration projects. To learn more about projects completed in your local area, visit the Habitat Work Schedule (HWS) database website and click on WRIA 8 on the map.WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council (SRC) has awarded over $17 million in SRFB funds to implement 59 high priority salmon habitat protection and restoration projects. The WRIA 8 SRC will consider applications that implement priority actions recommended in the WRIA 8 Chinook Salmon Conservation Plan, and that rank highly based on the WRIA 8 project and grant criteria.
Applications: 2013 project grant applications are due April 26. The WRIA 8 SRC annually solicits, reviews, and ranks applications for state and federal funding administered through the state's Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB).
In 2012, the Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) changed their policy for starting grant pre-applications (see Manual 18, Appendix C). Based on this policy, project sponsors will coordinate with the lead entity (WRIA 8 staff) to enter basic pre-application information into the Habitat Work Schedule (HWS) database, which will be mapped directly into the PRISM contracting database. Once the information has been mapped into PRISM you will be able to access your pre-application in PRISM to complete your application information as those of you who have submitted SRFB applications before are used to.
SRFB/PSAR Grant Resources:
- Project Proposal form (SRFB Manual 18, Section 4)
- WRIA 8 Supplemental Habitat Project Application Form (MS Word document)
- 2013 SRFB/PSAR grant round timeline and review process
- WRIA 8 project and grant criteria
Eligible applicants include:
- Conservation districts
- Native American Tribes
- Private landowners
- Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups
- Special purpose districts
- State agencies
Please contact Jason Mulvihill-Kuntz (email@example.com) when you are ready to begin your pre-application and he will assist you in the process to enter project information by the April 26 deadline.
To learn more about these projects, view a map showing where SRFB-funded projects are located in the watershed and visit the Habitat Work Schedule (HWS) database website.King County Flood Control District (FCD) agreed to provide funding to support watershed salmon recovery projects and activities in King County watersheds through a Cooperative Watershed Management (CWM) Grant Program. The WRIA 8 CWM Grant Program provides approximately $1.2 million annually to allocate to site-specific habitat projects, monitoring, and outreach and education in support of high priority WRIA 8 salmon recovery actions. The WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council (SRC) will consider applications that implement priority actions recommended in the WRIA 8 Chinook Salmon Conservation Plan, and that rank highly on the WRIA 8 project and grant criteria.
Applications: 2013 project grant applications are due April 12. The WRIA 8 SRC annually solicits, reviews, and ranks applications. Grant funding is administered by King County.
Application Review Process: The WRIA 8 Project Subcommittee will review, score, and rank applications to develop funding recommendations for WRIA 8 SRC approval. Proposal review includes site visits for project applicants, and presentations from monitoring and outreach and education proposal applicants. The WRIA 8 SRC will review and approve the recommended applications at their July 18, 2013 meeting. These grant applications will then be submitted to the King County Flood Control District Board of Supervisors for review and approval in July/August. Funding is available in the same year it is awarded. King County administers the grant awards.
CWM Grant Resources:
- Application form (MS Word document)
- Grant budget worksheet tool (MS Excel document)
- CWM Grant WRIA 8 supplemental application forms (NOTE there are separate forms for site-specific habitat restoration and acquisition projects, monitoring, and outreach and education proposals):
- Supplemental Habitat Project Application Form (MS Word document)
- Supplemental Monitoring Application Form (MS Word document)
- Supplemental Outreach and Education Application Form (MS Word document)
- WRIA 8 project and grant criteria
- 2013 CWM grant round timeline and review process
- CWM grant policies and guidelines
For more information on any of these funding sources, contact Jason Mulvihill-Kuntz, Acting WRIA 8 Watershed Coordinator, 206-296-8067.