Project Guidelines

Large Project Grant

Eligible applicants include: state and federal governmental agencies; non-governmental organizations (e.g., sportsman’s groups, community associations, watershed user groups, cooperatives, civic groups), municipalities, universities, schools, state and tribal governments. Projects must be on public reservoirs. Projects on reservoirs with no or limited public access are not eligible. Proposals must include “on-the-ground” habitat restoration objectives. Research proposals are not acceptable.

Project Duration: Work conducted for the project is to be completed within 12-18 months of contract approval. Projects should be designed to begin in June 2018; however funding from RFHP is likely not going to be available until summer to early fall 2020. Actual project start date will be the date funding documents are signed.

Funding: Approximately $150,000 is available for projects. RFHP anticipates funding 3-5 projects @ $10,000-$40,000 each. Given the limited amount of funding available at this time, RFHP grants should be considered as a partial funding source for projects with multiple funding sources and partners. Grants must have a minimum of 1:1 non-federal contributions, which may be in cash, time, goods, or other services. All contributions (cash and/or in-kind) must be acquired during the project period. Special consideration will be given to projects with more than the minimum match. Eligible costs will be paid for work done no earlier than contract approval. Grant funds may NOT be used to support overhead, political advocacy, deficit reduction activities, projects that have already been completed, or for activities that constitute legally required mitigation for the adverse effects of an activity regulated or otherwise governed by state or Federal law. Salaries of full-time employees may be part of the grant request as long as they are for only time spent directly on planning, administration and/or “on the ground” work on the project. Applicants are urged to not make “salaries” a major part of the funding request. Applicants are strongly urged to discuss project ideas with the Coordinator prior to submitting proposals if questions about eligibility exist.

Proposal Requirements: Review the grant requirements by downloading the Large Grant Proposal Guidelines and Format. Grants must be submitted using the on-line submission form. Right click on the link or visit the Submit a Project/Large Grant link on this page. Timelines may use a June 1, 2020 starting date, but the actual start date will be determined by completion of the contract document (funding is not likely to be available prior to June 2020 and more likely in early fall 2020).

Small Project Grant

Eligible Applicants Include: A member of an FOR organization.
Proposals must be submitted on-line.

  • Name of Friends of Reservoirs Member Sponsoring Project
  • Project Leader Contact Information
  • Statement of Problem/Need
  • Describe the Methods being used to Address this Need
  • Partners
  • Budget
  • Outreach
  • Youth Organization Involvement

Proposals should follow Small Grant Proposal and Guidelines.

 

Mossback/Friends of Reservoirs Grant

Eligible Applicants Include: A member of an FOR organization.
Proposals must be submitted on-line.

  • Name of Friends of Reservoirs Member Sponsoring Project
  • Project Leader Contact Information
  • Statement of Problem/Need
  • Describe the Methods being used to Address this Need
  • Partners
  • Budget
  • Outreach
  • Youth Organization Involvement

Proposals should follow the Mossback  Grant Proposal and Guidelines.

For questions relative to project development and submission for the grants above contact:  
Jeff Boxrucker
Coordinator of the Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership
405-659-1797                                                                                                                                
jboxrucker@sbcglobal.net

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