Large Project Grant
The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership (RFHP) is pleased to request proposals for partial funding of reservoir fisheries habitat enhancement projects. The RFHP is a national partnership established to promote and facilitate the conservation of habitat for fish and other aquatic species in reservoir systems through collaborative actions that contribute to:
- Protect, restore and enhance fish habitat in reservoir systems to support productive fisheries and healthy aquatic ecosystems including techniques to account for climate change effects on reservoir fisheries habitat;
- Continue to develop/refine the science behind reservoir habitat conservation/restoration, including development and communication of Best Management Practices;
- Manage reservoir systems to provide, protect and enrich quality of life for the American people;
- Develop and foster partnerships that implement landscape-scale approaches to the conservation of fish habitat in reservoir systems;
- Develop and sustain institutional arrangements and sources of funding to support the long-term conservation of fish habitat in reservoir systems;
- Support education and outreach initiatives that advance public awareness and understanding of the value of healthy reservoir systems.
Proposed projects can be focused on habitat issues in the reservoir proper and/or in watersheds above the reservoir and/or tailwaters below. We suggest that you review the Reservoir Partnership’s Best Management Practices manual “Reservoir Habitat Management” that can be found at https://www.friendsofreservoirs.com/science/best-management-practices-manual/ for assistance in project planning.
Proposals must be submitted using the Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership online submission form. Go to https://www.friendsofreservoirs.com/grants/submit-a-project/large-grant/
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. A $25 application fee is charged for each application.
Proposals must be submitted using the Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership online submission form. Go to https://www.friendsofreservoirs.com/grants/submit-a-project/small-grant/
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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