Call for Salmon Recovery Projects

The 2021 Lower Columbia Salmon Recovery Grant Round is now open!

Looking for funding for a salmon or water-related project? 

The Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board is soliciting proposals for salmon recovery monitoring and habitat assessments, designs, acquisition, and restoration projects under the Salmon Recovery Funding Board grant program.


More information on application requirements, timelines, and review processes can be found in the Grant Round Materials sidebar.

Where to start?

  • The Salmon Recovery Grants Manual describes the full grant application and review process, as well as salmon recovery priorities in the region. Check out the LCFRB Guiding Principles for a summary of regional priorities. 

  • The Grant Process Quick Guide provides an overview of the process, and RCO hosts webinars on completing a PRISM application.

  • Pre-Proposal Meetings are optional, but are a good opportunity to discuss proposal fit to regional salmon recovery priorities. Reserve a meeting by contacting Steve West. 

  • Starting an application begins with the Project Record Workbook. Submit this to LCFRB staff so that they can start a PRISM application for you. This may take up to 2 business days!

  • To review changes to the process since last year, check out the Major Changes document. 

Key Dates:

  • Dec. 7 - Feb. 4: Pre-Proposal Meetings

  • Feb. 24: Complete applications due

  • Mar. 16 - 19: Virtual Tours

  • Jun. 28: Any application revisions due 

  • Jul. 26: TAC project ranking meeting

  • Aug. 6: LCFR Board meeting to approve ranked project list

  • Sept. 22 - 23: Salmon Recovery Funding Board awards grants to projects

Looking for project ideas? 

The LCFRB hosted a regional habitat strategy workshop in 2018. This covered the technical foundation of the regional strategy, as well as recommended priorities for ESA-listed salmon and steelhead. 

The LCFRB Guiding Principles section of the grants manual summarizes regional habitat priorities.


Tidal habitat priorities and climate change considerations are also described for the region.


Watershed assessments include project lists. These are good places to look for more specific project opportunities.  

Still have questions? 

Reach out to Amelia Johnson and Steve West to learn more!

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