CRR Grants for Habitat Projects
Funding is available for on-the-ground projects, or activities that lead to on-the-ground projects, aimed at habitat protection or restoration that will support the restoration and recovery of Endangered Species Act-listed (listed) Cowlitz salmon and steelhead populations originating in the upper basin, upstream of Barrier Dam. CRR Program project priorities are ranked as follows.
Projects directly benefiting:
- Upper Cowlitz and/or Cispus spring Chinook Salmon
- Upper Cowlitz and/or Cispus winter steelhead trout and Coho Salmon
- Tilton salmon and steelhead listed populations and/or upper Cowlitz fall Chinook Salmon
- Lower basin listed salmon and steelhead having a high proportion of matching funds
Tacoma Power will be coordinating the next CRR Program grant round in-house for both habitat and hatchery-associated production projects.
Please contact Travis Nelson at 253-502-8861 or Melora Shelton (253-441-4994) with questions, if interested in applying, or to be put on a notification list for information about the grant round as it becomes available.
- Forms and Documents
Tacoma Power is revising application materials and applicant guidance to improve support for project proponents in the next grant round.
- Application Deadlines
To be determined for the next CRR Program grant round.
- Funding Awarded
Cowlitz Indian Tribe Cispus-Yellowjacket Phase III Project
This project will restore habitat forming processes at the confluence of the Cispus River and Yellowjacket Creek. The Tribe was awarded $593,677 (full request) from the CRR Program, approximately one-third of the cost necessary to implement the complete proposal. The remaining project costs will be paid by Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund.