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Fisheries Restoration Grant Program

The Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) was established in 1981 in response to rapidly declining populations of wild salmon and steelhead trout and deteriorating fish habitat in California. This competitive grant program has invested millions of dollars to support projects from sediment reduction to watershed education throughout coastal California. Contributing partners include federal and local governments, tribes, water districts, fisheries organizations, watershed restoration groups, the California Conservation Corps, AmeriCorps, and private landowners.


  • The link opens in new window2019 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) has been released for public comments. The deadline for comments is 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019. The link opens in new window2019 PSN FAQ (PDF) lists the updates from 2018 and interested parties are encouraged to review the document before commenting.
  • A public workshop will be held online and in person at 1700 9th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814, Second Floor Conference Room on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., PST. Please see link opens in new window2019 Draft PSN Public Workshop Flyer (PDF) for details:
  • The 2019 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice is planned to be open for application on March 5, 2019. Applicants must register and apply online at The deadline for applying is 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2019. A 2019 PSN FAQ will be updated after comments are received and applicants are encouraged to review the document before applying.
  • PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: The Peer Review Committee will meet on January 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at CDFW’s Natural Resources Building, 1416 9th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1131, Sacramento CA 95814. View the agenda (Word). For any questions please contact Tim Chorey at (916) 327-8842 or
  • FY 2018-19 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Awards Announced.

Watershed Restoration Grants Branch
1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

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one image showing bridge with pipe for water to pass; another image showing bridge with clear stream passage below

Before and after: a bridge is built to replace a culvert that was impassable to salmon. Photos provided by Mike Bird