All project proposals must be submitted through a Fish Habitat Partnership. Please visit Fish Habitat Partnership webpages to determine how your project may align with the goals and objectives of a particular Fish Habitat Partnership. Most Fish Habitat Partnerships solicit project proposals via an annual Request for Proposals.
Additional information on National Fish Habitat Partnership funding can be found on Grants.gov.
How are projects selected for funding?
Project selection is locally driven! The Service distributes limited federal funding to Fish Habitat Partnerships for operations and through a competitive, results-driven process for fish habitat conservation projects. Fish Habitat Partnerships then use the funding they are allocated on fish habitat conservation projects they have identified and prioritized.
Additional details on the NFHAP Allocation Methodology can be found in the NFHAP Allocation Methodology document below.
Projects identified for funding address goals common to the Service and the Fish Habitat Partnership, and aim to maximize benefits for fish and other aquatic resources, and ultimately for the American people. The Fish and Wildlife Service Manual describes the general requirements, eligibility criteria, and administrative procedures to guide the use of federal funding available to implement projects identified and prioritized by Fish Habitat Partnerships.