California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Before and after: a bridge is built to replace a culvert that was impassable to salmon. Photos provided by Mike Bird.

Fisheries Restoration Grant Program

The Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) was established in 1981 in response to rapidly declining populations of wild salmon and steelhead trout and deteriorating fish habitat in California. This competitive grant program has invested millions of dollars to support projects from sediment reduction to watershed education throughout coastal California. Contributing partners include federal and local governments, tribes, water districts, fisheries organizations, watershed restoration groups, the California Conservation Corps, AmeriCorps, and private landowners.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Grant Writing Workshops (PDF) will be offered Nov. 13 - Dec. 5, 2014 for Fisheries Restoration Grants Program (FRGP) applicants. Learn to write better proposals and avoid common mistakes.

FRGP Map Viewer in BIOS