Funding opportunities

We have two salmon recovery funding opportunities available, one through the Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the other through the Stillaguamish Capacity Fund.

Our funding opportunities

Currently, the two funding opportunities available are the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) grant round and the Stillaguamish Capacity Fund. Every biennium the SWC submits a ranked project list to the state for the Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration (PSAR) grant. During these years project sponsors will find more information under this section.

Recently funded projects

Below are projects funded during our 2023 SRFB grant round.  All address priorities within the Stillaguamish Chinook Recovery Plan to address one of the identified limiting factors. Many projects take a phased approach before completion.

Salmon Recovery Fund

Basic
Information

Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) Grant Round

In 1999 the Washington State Legislature created the Salmon Recovery Funding Board. The SRFB provides grants to protect or restore salmon habitat and assist related activities. The SWC provides recommendations to the Board each year on local projects deemed worthy of funding. The merits of funding are based on how well these projects are supported by our Salmon Recovery Plan.  The grant round includes a review by technical and community values experts.  

Every biennium the SWC puts together a project list for the Puget Sound Acquisition (PSAR) funding. 

Application
Procedures

Project Sponsors Application

Eligible applicants include cities, counties, conservation districts, tribes, non-profit organizations, private landowners, regional fisheries enhancement groups, special purpose districts, and state agencies. For more information on eligible applicants and projects, please refer to Salmon Recovery Grants Manual 18, Section 2: Eligible Applicants and Projects.   

All grant applications should clearly address the priorities of the Stillaguamish Watershed Chinook Salmon Recovery Plan, the Stillaguamish Salmon Recovery 4-Year Work Plan, and the Stillaguamish SRFB Project Evaluation and Scoring Criteria.  

Read the RFP below for important dates during the SRFB round.

Information
For Current
Recipients

PRISM

After site tour visits are conducted, make sure to review both the grant contractor’s comments and SRFB Panelist comments. The Lead Entity will provide an overview of questions or concerns from the local technical review committee. Review the status of your application. If your project is listed as conditioned or a project of concern, contact the Lead Entity.   

After final applications are submitted and the SRFB vote completed in September, project sponsors will know whether their project will receive funding. All project sponsors must utilize PRISM to conduct their billings and reports.

List of past
recipients

View Previous Projects

To view a list of past recipients, visit the PRISM project portal through RCO and utilize the project search tool. Under search criteria #1 select geographic area WRIA 5, select the fund source Salmon Projects, and project status in progress or completed. Under #2 select list format and then click the search button. Here you will see a list of previous projects and recipients.

Salmon Recovery Fund Application

Visit the Washington State Recreation Conservation Office (RCO) webpage where you can fill out a SRFB application through the PRISM system. All projects must exist in the Salmon Recovery Portal, please contact the Lead Entity for more information.

Capacity Fund

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Stillaguamish Capacity Funds

The Stillaguamish Capacity Fund is a small grant process that watershed partners can apply to for support. Many WRIA 5 stakeholders and partners do not have the staff or resources to participate in meaningful salmon recovery efforts.  This additional funding enables agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individuals to apply for and implement recovery efforts.   

The Stillaguamish Capacity Fund continues to receive money every two years for this effort.  All organizations, individuals, agencies and businesses performing Chinook salmon recovery work are eligible to apply to the Stillaguamish Capacity Fund.

Application
Procedures

Capacity Fund Guidelines

Proposals may be submitted on an as-needed basis and will be reviewed within two weeks, with notifications sent to applicants soon thereafter. Capacity Fund proposals must support implementation of the WRIA 5 Chinook Salmon Recovery Plan. Individual proposals have a maximum funding limit of $20,000. Project sponsors may submit multiple grants adding up to a cumulative total of $30,000. A scope of work and deliverables are needed along with quarterly reports, invoices, a final report and presentation to the SWC.

Information
For Current
Recipients

Reporting Procedures

Quarterly progress reports must be submitted to the Stillaguamish Tribe for review and will then be made available by the Washington Recreation Office (RCO). Invoices will be reimbursed by quarter and a final report will be posted on the website for other Stillaguamish Watershed Partners to Review. Information that must be kept confidential should not be included on these forms.

List of past
recipients

Review Previous Projects

To view projects that were previously supported by the Stillaguamish Capacity Fund please click the links below. List of recipients:

Capacity Fund Application

Access the capacity fund application via the link below. This grant application is specific to the Stillaguamish Watershed. If you have further questions, please contact the Lead Entity.

Other Funding Opportunities

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Information

Other Salmon Recovery Funds

While the Lead Entity administers the local Salmon Recovery Funding Board, bi-annual Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration (PSAR) fund, and the Capacity Fund grant processes, there are many other state and federal funding opportunities for salmon recovery. For example: Brian Fish Barrier Removal.

To learn more about different funding opportunities, please contact: info@stillaguamishwatershed.org