Fisheries Restoration Grant Program

The Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) was established in 1981 in response to rapidly declining populations of wild salmon and steelhead trout and deteriorating fish habitat in California. This competitive grant program has invested millions of dollars to support projects from sediment reduction to watershed education throughout coastal California. Contributing partners include federal and local governments, tribes, water districts, fisheries organizations, watershed restoration groups, the California Conservation Corps, AmeriCorps, and private landowners.


In response to questions received with regard to grant projects and programs constrained by the COVID-19 emergency, CDFW has developed a link opens in new windowFrequently Asked Questions (PDF) document. Please review and feel free to submit questions related to COVID-19 impacts on grants to

CDFW grant programs are continuing to operate business as normal, and staff are working remotely to actively manage existing grants and Department functions. Review for this 2020 FHR PSN will proceed as normal and will fully support awarded projects as proposed. Any updates related to FRGP COVID-19 impacts will be posted here.

The Fisheries Restoration Grant Program's solicitation is now closed. link opens in new tab or window2020 Fisheries Habitat Restoration (FHR) Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN)(PDF) and the link opens in new tab or window2020 FHR Guidelines (PDF).

The FRGP Peer Review Committee will be holding an online public meeting on June 3 starting at 9:00 a.m. For the agenda and information about how to attend the online meeting please see the agenda here: link opens in new windowJune 3, 2020 PRC Agenda (PDF).