Large Grant Step 1 of 4 25% Program DescriptionThe Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership (RFHP) annually provides grants to partially fund large-scale reservoir fisheries habitat enhancement projects. The grants are funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the National Fish Habitat Partnership that is then distribution by 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 3-5 grants annually in the $10,000-$40,000 range. Deadline to submit a proposal for FY2020 is August 15, 2019. For more information on proposal guidelines and project criteria for proposals visit the Project Guidelines.Applicant InformationName of Applicant Organization (if applicable)Address of Applicant Organization Street Address Address Line 2 City State ZIP / Postal Code Project Leader* First Last Project Leader Address Same as applicant address Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Project Leader PhoneProject Leader Email Friends of Reservoirs Member/Group Sponsoring the Project* Save and Continue Later Project InformationReservoir Name*Reservoir must be open to public access to be eligible for this program.Project Title*Google Maps Location* Identify the location of the reservoir on Google Maps by right-clicking the reservoir and selecting "What's here?' from the menu. Then copy-paste the URL to the textbox here. Map of Reservoir (Required)* Drop files here or In which region is the reservoir located?*Xeric (XER)Western Mountains (WMT)Northern Plains (NPL)Southern Plains (SPL)Temperate Plains (TPL)Upper Midwest (UMW)Central Plains (CPL)Southern Appalachia (SAP)Northern Appalachia (NAP)See https://www.friendsofreservoirs.com/science/reservoir-assessment/priority-habitat-impairments/ecoregions/ for a map of regions.U.S. Congressional DistrictThis information should be available on the web.Summarized Project GoalsProject ObjectivesPriority Impairments addressed by the project:* Point source pollution Nonpoint source pollution Excessive nutrients Algae blooms Siltation Limited nutrients Mudflats/shallowness Limited connectivity Limited littoral structure Nuisance species Anomalous water regime Large water fluctuations See https://www.friendsofreservoirs.com/science/reservoir-assessment/priority-habitat-impairments/ for a map of regional impairments.Target Fish Species addressed by the project:* Please list in priority order. For more information on fish species, see https://www.friendsofreservoirs.com/science/reservoir-assessment/priority-fish-species/.On-the-ground Start Date* Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY On-the-ground End Date* Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY Amount of Grant Request*Total Estimated Project Cost*Include value of in-kind contributions Save and Continue Later Project DescriptionThe project overview is a critical part of the application that should provide reviewers with sufficient detail to fully understand the proposed project. Please review the Evaluation Criteria to ensure that all relevant information has been included.Project Overview*Please include the reservoir history, when impounded, on which river/creek the dam is located, status of the existing fishery (include the latest creel information, economic value, etc.), the existing relevant habitat conditions and the desired or targeted conditions. Is this a component of a larger, existing habitat restoration project? If so, describe. Does the overall project include amenities such as increased access, natural trails, etc. that would lead to an improved outdoor experience for reservoir users? Is the project expected to improve water quality? Are there components of the project that might mitigate climate change effects on the fishery? Project outcomes expected, e.g., size of the area to be restored, number of habitat structures to be installed, species that will benefit from the restoration activity, and the specific restoration methods and techniques that will be used).Project Methods*Describe the methods that will be used to the meet the objectives as stated above. What are the performance measures that will be used to know if objectives are met? Examples include square-feet of shoreline restored, quantified amount of structure added, number of native plants planted, changes in water quality parameters, changes in fish sampling catch rates in affected area, rates of recruitment, or population size structure, angler catch rates, harvest rates, and measures of directed fishing effort, and measures of recreational use or economic benefit.Monitoring Plan*Please describe project goals, monitoring parameters, monitoring methods and schedule, and target and reference values.Outreach Plan*Please summarize critical activities for stakeholder/community involvement.Please list the project deliverables (with quantities whenever possible). Examples: amount of natural/artificial habitat added, acres of vegetation planted/established, feet of shoreline restored/stabilized, acres of wetlands established Be sure that project deliverables align with the objectives stated above.Will the project deliverables have an impact on potential climate effects on reservoir habitat conditions?YesNoExamples of deliverables that have an impact could include water level management adaptations to offset increasing drought conditions, littoral habitat restoration methods aimed at "chasing the shoreline" as water receds, native aquatic plant restorationWill state agency staff be involved in the project?*YesNoState Agency InvolvementPlease describe how the state agency is involved (planning, site selection, participation in installation). Is there an associated lake or habitat management plan that states the need for structural habitat enhancement?Agency Letters of Support and Plans* Drop files here or A letter of support from the State Fish and Wildlife Management Agency is required as part of the approval process. Please upload at least one letter of support and any supporting lake or habitat management plans.Does the project involve one or more youth groups?YesNoExamples: 4-H, FFA, high school students, high school or college fishing teams, Boy Scouts of America Youth groups must occur in the budget table to be counted. Their contribution is typically in-kind labor associated with the project. Save and Continue Later Partnership and BudgetPlease list all partners involved in the project:*Partner NameType of Partner (Federal, County, HOA, Club, etc.)Cash ValueIn-Kind Contribution (Construction/Materials, Paid Labor, Volunteer Labor, Admin/Technical Services, Outreach, etc.)In-Kind Value To be considered a partner, the group/company/agency must provide either direct monetary or in-kind value (supplies, equipment, labor) to the project. In-kind contribution type AND value must be specified. Volunteer labor should be calculated at $10/hr for youth 16 and under, $18/hr for adults, and $24/hr for agency staff.Budget Narrative*Please detail the expenditures in the budget table. For example, if you are spending $20,000 on construction materials, please explain that expenditure with as much detail as possible here. If this grant may be part of a larger project, be sure to explain how the FOR grant specifically would be spent. Include an expected start and end date (month, year) for each phase/expenditures of the project in the budget narrative.CAPTCHANameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Save and Continue Later If you wish to complete a paper application, please download the application here.