Grants to Restore Fish Habitats

Posted by on June 2, 2009

FishAmerica Foundation Offers Grants to Restore Fish Habitats
Deadline: June 22, 2009

The American Sportfishing Association’s FishAmerica Foundation unites the sportfishing industry with conservation groups, government natural resource agencies, corporations, and charitable foundations to invest in fish and habitat conservation and research across the United States. The foundation has announced the availability of up to $735,000 in total grants for projects to restore marine, estuarine, and riparian habitats important to marine and anadromous fish species.

Grant proposals should request funds for local efforts to accomplish meaningful on-the-ground restoration of marine, estuarine, and riparian habitats, including salt marshes, mangrove forests, and freshwater habitats important to anadromous fish species (fish like salmon and striped bass that migrate to and from the sea). Emphasis is on using a hands-on, grassroots approach to restore fisheries habitat across coastal America, the Great Lakes region, and U.S. Territories of the Caribbean. Projects must involve community participation through an educational or volunteer component tied to the restoration activities.

Nonprofit organizations such as local sporting clubs and conservation associations, educational institutions, and local and state governments may apply for funding. Nonprofit organizations must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Local and state agencies, educational institutions, and other government entities must provide their EIN number. Applicants may utilize a nonprofit fiscal sponsor for the project.

Awards will range between $5,000 and $50,000 per project.

Visit the FishAmerica Foundation Web site at for complete funding guidelines and application.

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