Funding Opportunities

Below are general funding sources. There are no deadlines listed. Please contact the individual funder for more information.


logoGulf of Maine Council on the Environment Habitat Restoration


  • Diadromous fish restoration and stewardship — Projects targeting improvements for fish passage and spawning habitat are priorities for this type of restoration.
  • Coastal wetland restoration and stewardship — Removing or mediating effects of tidal restrictions, restoring altered hydrology and drainage, mediation or abatement of excessive runoff to coastal wetlands, fill removal and invasive plant species control are typical activities.
  • Riverine/riparian restoration — Restoration of historical riverine diadromous fish habitat where altered hydrology, riparian corridors, or other factors have degraded bank stability and aquatic habitat.
  • Restoration projects for other habitat types — These include submerged aquatic vegetation, shellfish beds, and other subtidal and intertidal habitats.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture brook trout(EBTJV) Funding to restore and conserve habitat necessary to support existing healthy and productive populations of brook trout and to restore habitat that currently or  historically sustained brook trout populations.  



The North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NALCC)

The North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative provides a partnership in which the private, state, tribal and federal conservation community works together to address increasing land use pressures and widespread resource threats and uncertainties amplified by a rapidly changing climate The RFP is also posted on.  


Long Island Sound Futures Fund

Long Island Sound Futures Fund emphasizes implementation projects focused on protecting and restoring Long Island Sound, particularly projects that restore and protect important fish and wildlife habitats; and implement community-based projects that improve water quality and protect water resources.


Northeast Region Fish Passage Team Capabilities and Serviceslogo

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) Northeast Region Fisheries program maintains a cadre of experienced engineers and biologists working in the field of fish passage. This Fish Passage Team’s role is to provide technical assistance in the planning, design, construction, and evaluation of fish passage facilities for migratory and riverine fish at hydroelectric projects, relic dams, culverts, and other barriers.


nfwfNational Fish and WIldlife Foundation.

NFWF provides funding on a competitive basis to projects that sustain, restore, and enhance our nation's fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats.


Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Application Cycle

To accelerate the conservation, protection, restoration, and enhancement of habitat for native Atlantic coastal, estuarine-dependent, and diadromous fishes through partnerships between federal, tribal, state, local, and other entities.. 




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