What are some requirements to be considered for fish screening
or passage project funding?
The proposal must provide for improved fish passage or fish
protection at a water diversion in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, or
- The proposal must benefit fish species native to and present
in the project area, including those listed on state or federal endangered
species or other conservation lists.
- The applicant(s) must provide at least 35 percent matching
funds or in-kind contributions (matching funds or contributions must
be from a non-federal source unless the project is on federal lands;
in-kind contributions may include such things as easements, materials,
equipment, or labor).
- The applicant(s) must assume responsibility for project operation
- At least one of the project applicants must be a local government
(counties, cities, towns, regional governments, and local service
districts including Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Irrigation
Districts, and Port Districts).
- The proposal must meet applicable state and federal requirements
for project construction and operation.
Some special provisions apply for projects on federal lands and
for projects involving tribal lands and governments.
For additional information on project eligibility see these questions
How can my project be considered?
For more information or if you have a project that could benefit
from this program, please notify your State or Tribal FRIMA contact,
or a US Fish and Wildlife Service contact:
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Salem, OR
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, WA
Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game
600 S Walnut, PO Box 25
Boise, ID 83707
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Helena, MT
(406) 444-4952 (fax)
US Fish and Wildlife
US Fish and Wildlife Service contact for Idaho:
US Fish and Wildlife Service contacts for Oregon:
US Fish and Wildlife Service contact for Western Washington:
US Fish and Wildlife Service contact for Eastern Washington:
US Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Coordinators:
Dan Shively (R1)
Scott Roth (R6):