$500-$2M; Awards typically around $50K

National Fish Passage Funds

The National Fish Passage Program is a voluntary program that provides direct technical and financial assistance to partners. Activities that restore fish passage also support the modernization of the country’s infrastructure such as road culverts, bridges and water diversions.

Additional Information:
Example project types include dam removals, culvert replacements and the installation of fishways. FAC staff coordinate with project partners, stakeholders and other Service programs to identify and collaboratively implement projects within Regional priority areas. Project work plans are developed strategically, in coordination with partners, and with substantial involvement from FAC staff. FAC and Service strategic plans inform the types of projects funded under this opportunity. Applicants seeking funding under this program should review the program strategic plan and also contact the regional NFPP Coordinator that corresponds to the location of the project for additional regional priorities prior to submitting an application for funding.
Funding Agencies: USFWS
Frequency Details: The NFPP actively identifies potential projects throughout the federal fiscal year (October 1 - September 30).
Match Requirement: unknown
Nature-based Solutions
Aquatic Resources
Open Resource

Resilience Steps


EPA Sea Grant New York Sea Grant Connecticut