The 2022 Salmon Recovery Grant Round to review PSAR and SRFB projects is underway.

WSPER reviews these projects to decide which will progress to the full application stage. Complete and submit the Letter of Intent by January 10, 2022.

Interested project sponsors and invited to submit Letters of Intent by 11:59 pm January 10, 2022. Project sponsors will be notified by January 21, 2022 if their project is consistent with local salmon recovery strategies and should move forward in the 2022 grant cycle. A project site visit is required and will be scheduled March 17 or 18 of 2022.

Call for Projects

  • WSPER is soliciting projects for salmon habitat projects aligned with local salmon and steelhead recovery strategies for review by the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) and Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration fund (PSAR).
  • Approximately $266,000 in SRFB funds is expected to be available in September 2022 for approved projects.
  • Approximately $990,000 in PSAR funds is expected to be available in July 2023 for approved projects.
  • Project sponsors must submit a letter of intent by the end of the day (11:59 pm) January 10, 2022 to be considered for these funding opportunities.
  • WSPER Technical Advisory Group members will evaluate letters of intent for alignment with local strategies and advise project sponsors by January 21, 2022 whether a full application should be submitted.
  • Projects that advance to a full application will require a site visit, which will be scheduled in mid-March of 2022. Site visits may be virtual or in-person.

Additional Resources:

  • See WSPER Recovery Plans and Strategies to learn more about West Sound salmon recovery.
  • Visit the RCO Website to learn more about Salmon Recovery Grants.
  • See WSPER’s Planned Projects Forecast List. If proposing a project not on this list, then please contact Renee Johnson to get more information about salmon recovery strategies, watershed recovery plans, and the application process.
  • Please direct your questions about this call for projects to Renee Johnson, WSPER Coordinator, at [email protected] or 360-509-9941.

Eligible Applicants

  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Native American Tribes
  • Conservation districts
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Regional fisheries enhancement groups
  • Special purpose districts
  • Private landowners
  • State agencies (with local partner)

Eligible Projects

  • Acquisition
  • Restoration
  • Planning (Designs, Assessments and Inventories)
  • Combination projects (Acquisition and Restoration, Acquisition and Planning)
Date Action Description
November 9 TAG meeting Discuss approach, set call for projects
December 1 Release call for projects Call for projects, scoring criteria, & Letter of Intent
December 14 Working Group meeting
January 10 Letters of Intent Due  
January 18 TAG meeting Review and screen Letters of Intent
January 21 Inform sponsors Sponsors informed about TAG determination; Project numbers created in PRISM
Jan 21 – March 1 Project development Sponsors develop project applications in PRISM
February 8 Working Group Meeting
March 17 & 18 Site visits (TBD if in person) Site visit with SRFB review panel and TAG
March 22 TAG meeting Review projects and provide comments to sponsors
March 23 SRFB review panel meeting Target date for answering all comments/questions from review panel and TAG
April 1 SRFB Review Panel comment form released Identifies projects as “Clear,” “Conditioned,” “Needs more information,” or “Project of Concern”
April 12, 13 1-hour conference call (optional) with SRFB Panel Discuss “Need More Information,” “Project of Concern,” or “Conditioned” projects
April-May TAG scores projects TAG members evaluate and score projects
April 12 Joint TAG and Working Group
May 24 TAG meeting  Discuss project updates, responses to SRFB Review Panel, TAG offers advice and support to project sponsors
June 14 Working Group meeting TAG Meets first hour to develop preliminary ranked list, shares list during WG meeting
June 27 Final applications due Final revised project application due in PRISM
July 21 Final comment form received Final SRFB comment received identifying projects as “Clear,” “Conditioned,” or “Project of Concern”
July 26 TAG Meeting Develop final ranked list
August 11 Executive Committee meeting Approve ranked list
August 12 Final SRFB list due Final ranked list due in PRSIM