The Desert Fish Habitat Partnership (DFHP) is proud to announce its FY2021 Request for Project Proposals.
As one of 20 federally recognized National Fish Habitat Partnerships, DFHP is a collaborative effort between 11 western states, federal agencies, sovereign tribes, and private conservation groups that seek to cooperatively conserve native desert fish species across their historic ranges by protecting, restoring, and enhancing aquatic ecosystems. Project funding is made available to grantees annually through the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).
- Projects considered for funding address science-based habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement activities that benefit native desert fish species addressed by DFHP.
- Types of eligible projects may include riparian or instream habitat protection, enhancement, and restoration; barrier removal or construction; range-wide population or watershed habitat assessments to prioritize and plan habitat conservation; and habitat-related community outreach and education actions.
DFHP anticipates receiving between $100,000 and $200,000 in NFHP funds for FY2021 projects.
All projects that receive NFHP funding are required to provide interim and/or final reports to the USFWS as outlined in the appropriate grant award. Additionally, timely progress and completion reports with before/after project photos submitted to DFHP are required.
DFHP anticipates notifying successful applicants on funding allocations and initiating the grant award process around April – June, 2021.
FY2021 Focal Area
- Up to 75% of DFHP’s NFHP funding may be allocated to a specific DFHP geographic region rotating on an annual basis, starting with Basin and Range, and followed by the Lower Colorado, Upper Colorado, and Rio Grande . It is not guaranteed that a full 75% of NFHP funds must be allocated to projects within the focal geographic region of that year and project submissions from all geographic regions are welcomed and encouraged. Proposals will be continued to be judged on merit, first and foremost.
- FY2021 – Basin and Range
- FY2022 – Lower Colorado
- FY2023 – Upper Colorado
- FY2024 – Rio Grande
For more information, visit https://www.desertfhp.org/rfp