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 Frequently 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.

2021 Fisheries Restoration Grant Program's Mitigated Negative Declaration Project

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 Fisheries Restoration Grant Program's Mitigated Negative Declaration Project (SCH # 2021090528) has been published on the State Clearinghouse's CEQANet. Please visit the FRGP MND page for the link to the 2021 Mitigated Negative Declaration.