National Fish Habitat Action Plan

Aquatic habitat conservation projects under the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) program must protect, restore, and enhance fish and aquatic habitats, as outlined in the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (Action Plan). Projects under this program, directly or indirectly, support and promote public access to recreational fishing opportunities. Funded projects may be carried out by Fish Habitat Partnerships (FHPs) recognized by the National Fish Habitat Board (Board), in cooperation with their partners. More information about the FHPs and their partners can be found online at


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Eligibility Requirements

Entities seeking funding must be associated with an FHP recognized by the Board. Specifically, proposed projects must be submitted to the Service through an FHP listed below. Fish Habitat Partnerships Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership California Fish Passage Forum Driftless Area Restoration Effort Desert Fish Habitat Partnership Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture Fishers and Farmers Partnership for the Upper Mississippi River Basin Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership Great Plains Fish Habitat Partnership Hawaii Fish Habitat Partnership Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership Mat-Su Basin Salmon Habitat Partnership Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership Pacific Lamprey Fish Habitat Partnership Pacific Marine and Estuarine Partnership Reservoir Fish Habitat Partnership Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership Southwest Alaska Salmon Habitat Partnership Western Native Trout Initiative Board recognized FHPs may have their own eligibility requirements within the bounds of the Action Plan and Policy 717 FW 1. More information about FHPs and their respective eligibility requirements can be found at

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Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

December 31, 2021