Notice of Funding Opportunity for Central Valley Project Improvement Act

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Notice of Funding Opportunity for Central Valley Project Improvement Act fisheries habitat and facilities improvement now available
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity for projects that enhance Chinook salmon and steelhead trout production and associated habitats in the Central Valley, consistent with the Central Valley Project Improvement Act.

Reclamation and the Service are awarding up to $40 million (subject to appropriations) in fiscal year 2024 through multiple grants or cooperative agreements to projects prioritized by the CVPIA Near-Term Restoration Strategy. This funding opportunity implements the spawning and rearing habitat restoration activities outlined in the 2020 Record of Decision implementing the 2019 Proposed Action for the Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project. Eligible projects include creation/modification of side channels; placement of woody material, boulders, and other structures to provide habitat for salmon; creation and enhancement of floodplain habitat; and improving facilities by adding fish screens on diversions.

View the funding opportunity at Search online at for the Notice of Funding Opportunity by key words – e.g., Central Valley Project Habitat and Facilities Improvement; CFDA - 15.512 or 15.648; or opportunity number R24AS00447. Applications will be selected through a competitive process focused on achieving the outcomes identified in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.
Contact the following personnel for more information:

Rod Wittler, Fish Resource Area Coordinator - or 530-262-3670 (TTY 800-877-8339)
Heather Casillas, CVPIA Program Manager – or 916-223-0028
Steve Whiteman, CVPIA Administrator – or 916-978-6190

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