ACHFP & USFWS Seek Fish Habitat Projects for 2015 Funding

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More money for the fish! Get your paperwork together and fill out the forms to apply for a share of the newest habitat funding available.

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The Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership (ACFHP) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are requesting project applications to restore and conserve habitat necessary to support coastal, estuarine dependent, and diadromous fish species. Federal funding available under the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) through the USFWS will be used to support the top ranked proposals. To ensure available funding is being directed most effectively, projects should be geared toward meeting ACFHP’s protection and restoration objectives described in its Conservation Strategic Planhttp://www.atlanticfishhabitat.org/Documents/ACFHP_Strategic_Plan_HighRes.pdf.

The maximum amount available for an individual project is $50,000. These funds can only be used for on-the-ground habitat conservation and improvement projects and associated design and monitoring activities. The number of projects funded will be dependent upon the amount requested and funding availability.

Applications must be received by Friday, October 3, 2014 at midnight.

For complete information and guidelines on how to apply please visit:http://www.atlanticfishhabitat.org/acfhpfunding/