U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Project Pre-proposals for $15 Million in Klamath Basin Funding for 2023

 Credit: USFWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking project pre-proposals for $15 million in Klamath Basin funding.  Projects will be part of a five-year, $162 million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investment for restoration activities that address high-priority Klamath Basin challenges in Southern Oregon and Northern California. 

Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) is a once-in-a-generation investment in the nation’s infrastructure and economic competitiveness. We were directly appropriated $455 million over five years in BIL funds for programs related to the President’s America the Beautiful initiative.

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will support programs and projects to restore habitat, conserve at-risk and listed species, and improve habitat connectivity for aquatic species. 

The Klamath Basin Restoration Program aims to enhance captive-rearing of Endangered Species Act-listed sucker fish at the Klamath Falls National Fish Hatchery, address water quality, quantity issues, and support projects that will help improve conditions for waterfowl and salmon and other native species throughout the Basin. The Service is working closely with Klamath Basin stakeholders on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law-related efforts. 

Examples of previously funded projects:

In 2022, the Service provided an initial $26 million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investment to fund 32 ecosystem restoration projects in the Basin.  


Who is eligible to receive funding?

Tribes, local and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, small businesses, private landowners, and other conservation partners are eligible to take advantage of this once in a lifetime funding opportunity. 

The Service encourages submission of pre-proposals that advance the restoration of the Klamath Basin of Southern Oregon and Northern California.    

How will Projects Be Selected:

Klamath Basin Strategic Plans 

All pre-proposals should align with the goals and objectives in the following strategic plans:  

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How to apply for funds:

All pre-proposals should be submitted to KlamathBIL@fws.gov by April 14. A template for pre-proposals is provided in the grants.gov announcement. Applicants whose pre-proposals are highly ranked will invited to submit a full project proposal at a later date. 

For more information about the submission process, please visit: Grants.gov 

Klamath BIL Program Contacts 

Matt Baun (BIL Project Team Lead) Matt_Baun@fws.gov. Tel: 530-841-3110  

Greg Gray (BIL Project Officer) Greg_Gray@fws.gov. Tel: 707-407-8401  

Edward “Liston” Case (BIL Project Officer) Edward_Case@fws.gov. Tel: 541-885-2531  

Dustin Calvert (BIL Grants Mgt Specialist) dustin_calvert@fws.gov 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Makes $15 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Available for Klamath Basin Restoration Projects