Grant News You Can Use
- Salmon Recovery Conference - NEW!
- Save that Date: August 1 - NEW!
- Where to invest?
- 2013 Boating Infrastructure Grants
- Sign Up for News You Can Use Mailing List
- Starting a New Proposal for a Salmon Grant?
- RCO Year End Billing
- Are Conservation or Recreation Grants in Your Future?
- New Salmon Report Online: State of the Salmon in Watersheds
- Grant News Archive
Salmon Recovery Conference
Registration is now open for the 2013 Salmon Recovery Conference, sponsored by the Salmon Recovery Funding Board. We hope you can join us!
About the 2013 Salmon Recovery Conference:
When: May 14–15, 2013
Where: Vancouver Convention Center and Hilton Hotel, Vancouver, WA
Conference focus: Building better salmon recovery projects and sharing lessons learned.
- Celebrate what is working in salmon recovery
- Examine what could work better
- Share experiences and lessons from the field
- Assess and reflect on over ten years of salmon recovery work
- Learn ways to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of projects
Who should attend: You, and others like you who are engaged in salmon recovery—project managers, land trust staff, conservation district personnel, tribal members, city and county staff, planners, landowners, fishery enhancement groups, hatchery workers, fishing professionals, sport fishers, state and federal agency staff, fish scientists, restoration ecologists, wetland biologists, fish scientists, and others involved with salmon recovery in Washington, Oregon, and along the Pacific Coast.Conference tracks include:
Ocean, Near-shore, Estuaries, and River Deltas
In-stream Wood Projects
Fish Passage and Dams
Acquisition, Protection, and Stewardship
Floodplain Reconnection and Levee Removal
Lower Columbia River Issues
Farms and Fish
Salmon Recovery Outreach
SAVE THAT DATE: August 1
At the end of June, the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board will make its funding decisions for RCO's recreation and conservation grant programs. For applicants that receive grants, RCO will hold a Successful Applicant Webinar on the morning of August 1st. More to come.
Where to invest?
|Maybe you have seen this already, but if not check out this article in esri’s ArcNews about a super cool tool developed by the Trust for Public Land for determining areas that need parks (based on a 10-minute walk). What a powerful way to demonstrate need. Of course, it does not factor in facility condition but spatially, it shows where parks are needed. Website Helps Discover, Explore, and Improve US City Parks|
2013 Boating Infrastructure Grants
RCO will be accepting applications April 1 for the Boating Infrastructure Grant program, both Tier 1-statewide competitive (grant requests from $5,000 to $95,000) and Tier 2-nationally competitive (grant requests from $100,001 to $1,455,000) projects.
The Boating Infrastructure Grant program uses federal funding to help public and private facility operators across the state provide facilities for guest recreational boats 26 feet and larger. Grants can be used for guest moorage, navigational aids, and upland support structures, such as restrooms and showers. The grant program helps ensure Washington remains a destination for boaters and that our waterways remain healthy.
Grants are being offered now and a second grant cycle (Round Two) will be offered in June.
- Round One: Applications due April 26, 2013
- Round Two: Applications Due June 3, 2013
With such a tight timeline, applicants with a grant application already on file with RCO may want to submit their proposal in Round One. All other applicants may want to submit their proposals in Round Two.
If you are considering applying for Boating Infrastructure Grant funds in 2013, the most important thing to do right now is to call and talk to an outdoor grants manager. For more information:
- General program information
- To do list for applicants
- Start your application
- About the sponsor workbench
- PRISM online tutorials
Sign Up for News You Can Use Mailing List
If you know someone who wants to sign up for this newsletter, please just reply to the newsletter e-mail and tell us the person's name, organization, address, telephone number, and e-mail. It's as simple as that!
Starting a New Proposal for a Salmon Grant?
Here are some resources to help you in the application process:
Application Presentation: For those of you who want to learn more about applying for a Salmon Recovery Funding Board grant, we highly recommend that you view this online presentation of the Application Workshop. The workshop is a PowerPoint® presentation tailored to the application process and covers the following topics:
RCO Year End Billing
Most projects have a milestone requiring you to submit a bill at least once a year by July 31. If you have not submitted a bill yet, please submit a bill before your annual project billing target date, which is shown in your project milestones. If there have been no expenditures paid during the year, an invoice is not required, but you must fill out a progress report in PRISM. As always, if you have any questions, just contact your RCO grants manager.
Are Conservation or Recreation Grants in Your Future?
RCO accepts grant applications in even-numbered years. Organizations may apply next in 2014. Possible applications could be for parks and athletic fields, trails, boating facilities, farmland preservation, or habitat conservation and restoration. To ensure your organization is ready to apply, you might need to prepare a parks and recreation or conservation plan.
Four of the grant programs have a planning requirement: Boating Facilities Program, Land and Water Conservation Fund, Nonhighway and Off-road Vehicle Activities (except education/enforcement and maintenance/operation), and the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (except farmland preservation). Learn more about grants.
New Salmon Report Online: State of the Salmon in Watershed
RCO released the State of Salmon in Watersheds Executive Summary and accompanying interactive Web site in January. Read the news release. The report documents the positive results of salmon recovery work including benefits to fish, habitats, and communities such as jobs and economic growth. It also describes some of the long-term challenges facing salmon such as climate change, increasing development, and decreasing funding. The Web site puts online what previously was available as a printed biennial report to the Legislature.
It provides more maps and data, and shares more local perspectives from the regional salmon recovery organizations around the state. The printable Executive Summary is easy to understand, as are the stories about salmon recovery in the online report. There are descriptions of the data and context provided for the viewer. Many of the online charts are data-driven, showing data that can be easily updated using the state's data.wa.gov tools. This new way of reporting makes data more accessible to the public, and makes our data providers more transparent and accountable. We couldn't have done this without our many partners in the salmon recovery regions, lead entities, tribes, and sister state natural resources agencies, especially the Departments of Fish and Wildlife and Ecology. A big thanks to all of them. See the full report and Web site at www.StateofSalmon.wa.gov.Back to top