NOAA announces the availability of Federal funding, authorized pursuant to Public Law 113-235 (Omnibus and Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015), for necessary expenses associated with the restoration of Pacific salmon populations.
The Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) program
makes such funding available to the States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, California, and Alaska, and federally recognized tribes of the Columbia River and Pacific Coast (including Alaska) for projects necessary for the conservation of salmon and steelhead populations that are listed as threatened or endangered, or identified by a State as at-risk to be so-listed, for maintaining populations necessary for exercise of tribal treaty fishing rights or native subsistence fishing, or for the conservation of Pacific coastal salmon and steelhead habitat.
This announcement outlines the priorities and guidelines that will be used to award funding to eligible entities.
Pre-applications are not mandatory, but highly encouraged.
They must be received no later than February 24, 2015, if the applicant expects to receive any feedback from NMFS regarding completeness of its package and initial determination of compliance with minimum requirements.
Final applications should be submitted via Grants.gov and must be received no later than 11:59pm EST on March 24, 201 5. For applications submitted through Grants.gov, a date and time receipt indication will be the basis of determining timeliness.
The proposal must be validated by Grants.gov in order to be considered timely.
It may take Grants.gov up to two (2) business days to validate or reject the application.
Please keep this in mind in developing your submission timeline.
For those not having access to the internet, one signed original and two hard copy applications must be postmarked or received by the established due date for the program at the following address:
Stephanie Coleman, Grants Program Manager, NMFS West Coast Region, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232-127 4. Use of U. S. Mail or another delivery service must be documented with a receipt.
(Note that late-arriving hard copy proposals provided to a delivery service on or before 11:59pm EST on the closing date for applications will be accepted for review if the applicant can document that the proposal was provided to the guaranteed delivery service by the specified closing date and time and if the proposal is received by the PCSRF Program Officer no later than 5:00 pm EST, two business days following the closing date.) No facsimile or electronic mail proposals will be accepted.
The proposed start date should be no earlier than July 1, 2015 unless otherwise directed by the PCSRF Program Officer.