PMEP is now Accepting Proposals for Fish Habitat Restoration and Protection Project Funding
The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) requests proposals for projects
that will advance fish habitat conservation and restoration along the West Coast. PMEP is seeking
project proposals that restore or protect habitats for PMEP focal species within nearshore and
estuarine systems (with an emphasis on habitat connectivity) or proposals that increase our
understanding of fish habitats in estuarine and nearshore waters.

The project, or portion of a project, that PMEP funds must be completed within two years of receipt
of funding and all PMEP funding and matching funds should be spent during that time. Project
sponsors should assume that funding will be received in Summer of 2023.
Strong project proposals that request less than $50,000 will be given precedence in an effort to fund
a diverse portfolio of projects. However, proposals of particular merit may be funded at a higher
level at the discretion of the review panel. Please refer to the full RFP for more details.

All projects must show 1:1 non-federal financial match with the exception of projects
proposed by tribal sponsors.
Protection (including acquisition) projects are eligible.

How to Apply:
To apply for funding, interested applicants should complete and submit the online application.
Please read the full RFP for instructions regarding what information to include and the preferred
format for information. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. The deadline for
project proposal submissions is 5:00PM Pacific Time, Friday, February 25, 2022.
Access the full RFP at PMEP’s website funding page HERE.