Trout Unlimited and NOAA Restoration Center
Request for Proposals for Community-based Habitat Restoration
Projects for Northeast States (ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI)
Proposal Deadline — 1/28/2013
Grants Awards Announced — 4/15/2013
Trout Unlimited is seeking proposals for river restoration project grants as part of its partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Restoration Center. Program funding is provided through NOAA's Community-based Restoration Program which is aimed at environmental and economic renewal in local communities through coastal habitat restoration.
Since 2001, the Trout Unlimited/NOAA partnership has provided more than $5 million to support over 65 community-driven river restoration projects that have benefited fish populations and habitats throughout the country. This new Trout Unlimited-NOAA grant program funds projects in Northeast states (ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI) and Alaska for projects involving salmon and sea-run trout as the primary target species along with other diadromous fish.
We are currently requesting proposals for local efforts to accomplish on-the-ground restoration of marine, estuarine, and freshwater habitats. Although all types of habitat improvement activities are eligible for funding, there is special emphasis involving fish passage projects, such as culvert removals in Northeast states and dam removal in Alaska. Applications are currently being accepted for 2013 project funding with a deadline of January 28, 2013. Applications and proposals must be received by the deadline for consideration in this funding cycle. The Request For Proposals and grant application form can be downloaded below.
Contact Information: Grant applicants should contact Joe McGurrin at the TU national office at firstname.lastname@example.org  for further information. Applicants should incorporate the participation of TU and NOAA Restoration Center staff to strengthen the development and implementation of sound restoration projects. Contact information for these staff can be obtained from the TU national office.