CRR Grants for Hatchery-Associated Projects

Funding is available for on-the-ground projects, or activities that lead to on-the-ground projects, aimed at reintroduction and recovery of Endangered Species Act-listed (listed) Cowlitz salmonid populations originating in the upper basin, upstream of Barrier Dam, with a focus on spring Chinook.

Four types of hatchery-associated production projects can be funded through the CRR Program:

  • Remote site incubatorsCRR Grants for Hatchery-Associated Projects
  • Distribution of fry or fingerlings
  • Smolt acclimation where quality habitat exists but it is underutilized
  • Introducing fish into areas where restoration has occurred or fish passage barriers have been addressed

See the Hatchery-Associated Project Guiding Principles for criteria for other types of projects, as well as guiding principles on which projects will be evaluated.

Please contact Florian Leischner at 253-502-8298 or Melora Shelton 253-441-4994 with questions or if interested in applying.

Forms and Documents
Application Deadlines

Letters of intent (required) due May 17, 2019

Tacoma Power encourages project proponents to coordinate regarding eligibility and program priorities prior to submitting draft applications. At minimum, it is requested that the project proponents submit a letter of intent describing their project concept, location, goals, and objectives.

Draft applications (required) due June 14, 2019

Draft applications are required to provide the details of the project and confirm project eligibility. Applicants will receive initial feedback before finalizing their proposals.

Final applications (required) due July 12, 2019

Final applications should illustrate where applicants have incorporated feedback from initial review.

The technical team will coordinate with applicants on specific questions throughout the draft and final review process. The technical team may request site visits, presentations, or question and answer sessions with project proponents to be coordinate as needed.

Funding decisions are anticipated in the fall of 2019.