Bipartisan Infrastructure Law summary: “For an additional amount for Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery through a competitive grant program for states and tribes to protect, conserve, and restore salmon and steelhead populations and their habitats.”
The objective of the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) is to supplement existing state and tribal programs for salmon and steelhead restoration and conservation. The goal is to reverse the declines of Pacific salmon and steelhead, supporting conservation efforts in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. PCSRF supports activities that implement climate adaptation and resilience solutions, including those associated with both natural (land, water, coasts, oceans) and human/built systems (e.g., transportation, communication, and infrastructure), with the goal of improving the ability of these systems to anticipate, respond to, withstand, or recover from acute or gradual climate change impacts.
NOAA Fisheries will seek applications through a competitive PCSRF grant competition for projects from eligible applicants - the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, California, and Alaska, and Federally recognized tribes of the Columbia River and Pacific Coast (including Alaska).
$172M over 5 years