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National Fish Passage Program Base Funding

Open Date:

3/20/0024

Close Date:

12/31/2024

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institutions
  • General Public
  • Local Governments
  • Native/Tribal Entities
  • Non-profits
  • State Governments

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development
  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Environmental Clean-up

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Upcoming Milestones:

You can find more information here.

Bureau/Office:

Funded by:

U.S. Department of the Interior

Overview

The National Fish Passage Program (NFPP) is a voluntary program that provides direct technical and financial assistance to partners to remove instream barriers and restore aquatic organism passage and aquatic connectivity for the benefit of Federal trust resources. In doing so, NFPP aims to maintain or increase native fish populations to improve ecosystem resiliency and provide quality fishing experiences for the American people. Activities that restore fish passage often provide ancillary benefits such as reducing flood risk, enhancing community resilience to impacts from climate change, and improving road infrastructure. NFPP funds a variety of project types including, but not limited to, dam removals, culvert replacements, floodplain restoration, and the installation of fishways. This funding is available through annual appropriations to the NFPP and is separate from NFPP funding provided through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law). The NFPP is delivered through the Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program (FAC) across all States and territories.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - no match
Total Amount Available:
$7,000,000
Limit per Applicant:
$1,000,000
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

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