Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed (WRIA 8)
2014 Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) Grant Round
The Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed (WRIA 8) Salmon Recovery Council is seeking pre-proposals for the 2014 Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) grant round.
The 2014 SRFB allocation for WRIA 8 is expected to be the same as in past years ($433,356), although this will not be confirmed until later this spring. We do not expect to have any Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration (PSAR) dollars to allocate during this grant round, although we hope to see these funds again in 2015. Successful proposals will implement projects called for in the WRIA 8 Chinook Conservation Plan and reflect the WRIA 8 project and grant criteria.
Important Dates (click here for a full schedule)
|Wednesday, January 29||Deadline for project sponsors to submit requests to add projects to WRIA 8 Three-Year Work Plan capital project and program priorities list|
|Friday, February 22||Deadline for project sponsors to submit email indicating intent to apply|
|Friday, April 18||Pre-applications due in PRISM Online database (work with Jason Wilkinson to establish PRISM project application).|
|May, Date TBD||Field visits with WRIA 8 Project Subcommittee and SRFB Review Panel members|
|Thursday, July 17||WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council funding decisions for SRFB grants|
|Friday, August 1||Deadline for final project applications in PRISM Online (for projects recommended for funding)|
Grant Eligibility Overview
- · Cities, tribes, nonprofit organizations, special purpose districts, counties, regional fisheries enhancement groups, conservation districts, private landowners, and state agenciesare eligible to apply.
- · All proposals must be within the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed (WRIA 8) and be on the WRIA 8 Three-Year Work Plan capital project and program priorities list. (Please contact Jason Wilkinson with questions.)
- · Projects must be consistent with all requirements of SRFB Manual 18 and reflect the priorities in the WRIA 8 Chinook Conservation Plan and the WRIA 8 project and grant criteria.
1) Please send “intent to apply” email by February 14 with project name, WRIA 8 Plan number, cost estimate, and brief project description to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Contact Jason Wilkinson (jason.wilkinson@kingcounty.
3) By April 18, complete pre-application in PRISM Online and submit 10 printed copies of the application and supporting documentation, including WRIA 8 Supplemental Application Form for site-specific projects (entire package three-hole punched and without staples) to:
King County Water and Land Resources Division
201 South Jackson Street, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98104-3855
4) For projects recommended for funding to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board by the WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council, completed applications (incorporating all review comments) are due in PRISM Online on August 1.
Important Grant Program Materials:
3) SRFB Policies – SRFB Manual 18
Application Review Process
The WRIA 8 Project Subcommittee and SRFB Review Panel representatives will review applications and visit project sites in May. During the site visits, applicants will present their projects and answer questions. The WRIA 8 Project Subcommittee will review, score, and recommend projects for funding to the WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council. The WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council will decide which applications to recommend to the SRFB for funding at their July 17 meeting. The SRFB will make funding decisions in early December. Funding for approved projects will be available in first quarter of 2015.
Questions and Consultation
More information and grant resources are available on the WRIA 8 website. If you have any questions or would like additional guidance please contact Jason Wilkinson email@example.com or 206-477-4786.
Actions and Funding Coordinator
Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed
Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 8