FY2021 Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Application Cycle

The Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership (ACFHP) is requesting project applications to restore and conserve habitat necessary to support coastal, estuarine-dependent, and diadromous fish species along the U.S. Atlantic Coast. Federal funding available under the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) 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 conservation objectives described in its Conservation Strategic Plan. The maximum amount available for an individual project is $50,000.

Guidelines for the use of NFHAP funds can be found here. All applicants are encouraged to review this guidance. These funds can only be used for on-the-ground habitat conservation projects and related design and monitoring activities. They may not be used for acquisition in fee or easement. All projects must have a minimum of a 1:1 funding from partner contributions, and greater match is encouraged.

For complete information and guidelines please review the funding instructions

The following is required to apply:

1. Funding application in MS Word

2. Photographs and Photograph Release Form

3. Letter or email of support from your local U.S. Fish and Wildlife sponsoring office

The following is suggested but not required:

4. Letter of Support

Applications must be received by Friday, October 16, 2020 at midnight. Applications in electronic format (MS Word format only) should be emailed to Lisa Havel at lhavel@asmfc.org.

To view the criteria that will be used to evaluate project applications, please click here: FY21 Evaluation Criteria.


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