Large Project Grant
The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership (RFHP) annually provides grants to partially fund large-scale reservoir fisheries habitat enhancement projects. The grants are funded by the National Fish Habitat Partnership through the America's Conservation Enhancement Act which was passed in fall 2020. Project funds are distributed to the Reservoir Fish Habitat Partnership for projects addressing reservoir fisheries habitat impairments. Proposed projects can be focused on habitat issues in the reservoir proper and/or in watersheds above the reservoir and/or tailwaters below. RFHP typically awards 5-8 grants annually in the $10,000-$75,000 range. Deadline to submit a proposal for FY2023 is February 15, 2022 For more information on proposal guidelines and project criteria for proposals visit the Project Guidelines/Request for Proposals.
Small Project Grant
The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership (RFHP) and the Friends of Reservoirs foundation (FOR) provide an annual small grants program available exclusively to Friends of Reservoirs member organizations. FOR membership dues are used solely to fund this program. As membership in FOR expands, we will increase the number of projects funded and/or increase the dollar value of the grants. FOR will be awarding 3-6-$1000 grants for 2022. Contributions from the Costa Compete+Conserve Program ($3,000) and from AFTCO ($5,000) have given FOR the funding to expand the Small Grant Program. Friends of Reservoirs thanks Costa and AFTCO for sponsorship of the Small Grants Program. Deadline to submit an proposal for FY2022 is August 15, 2022. A $25 application fee is charged for each application. Fees can be paid by check made out to "Friends of Reservoirs" and mailed to Friends of Reservoirs, 9321 E. State Highway 9, Norman, OK 73026 or paid via PayPal by clicking on the "PayPal" link.
For more information on proposal guidelines and project criteria for proposals visit the Project Guidelines.
The map below shows past (blue) and ongoing (green) projects funded through the Large Grant Program. Get on the map today by applying for a habitat grant!
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