The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership (ACFHP) are requesting project applications to restore and conserve habitat necessary to support coastal, estuarine dependent, and diadromous fish species. Federal funding available under the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) through the USFWS will be used to support the top ranked proposals. To ensure available funding is being directed most effectively, projects should be geared toward meeting ACFHP’s protection and restoration objectives described in its Conservation Strategic Plan.
The maximum amount available for an individual project is $50,000. These funds can only be used for on-the-ground habitat conservation and improvement projects and related design and monitoring activities. The number of projects funded will be dependent upon the amount requested and funding availability.
For complete information and guidelines please review the ACFHP_NFHAP_FundingInstructionsFY15.
The following is required to apply:
2. Photographs and Photograph Release Form
3. Coordination with the USFWS Fisheries Sponsoring Office
The following is suggested but not required:
4. Letter of Support
Applications must be received by Applications must be received by Friday, October 3, 2014 at midnight. Applications in electronic format (MS Word format only) should be e-mailed to Julie Devers at Julie_Devers@fws.gov, Lisa Havel at firstname.lastname@example.org, and to the USFWS Fisheries Sponsoring Office.
To view the criteria that will be used to evaluate project applications, please click ACFHP_NFHAP_ProjectEvaluationCriteriaFY15.