The SJFPEP funds projects to:
-Enhance native fish populations in the lower San Joaquin River watershed.
-Reduce the vulnerability of native fishes to water diversions, predation, and other impacts to their populations at all life stages within or upstream of the Delta.
SJFPEP projects improve conditions for the survival of various life stages of salmonids and other native fishes in the lower San Joaquin River watershed.
The SJFPEP will give priority to projects that are consistent with or aligned with existing priorities of the CalFed EIS/EIR Stage 1 priority actions, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Recovery Plan for Central Valley Chinook and Central Valley Steelhead Populations, and Voluntary Agreements that may be identified as part of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan update process.
·Priority will be given to projects that are aligned with the Ecosystem Restoration Stage 1 Actions identified in the CALFED Bay-Delta Program Implementation Plan. The actions include improving and increasing aquatic habitats and ecological functions to support sustainable and diverse populations of aquatic species (to view the full implementation plan, refer to the Bay-Delta Program website http://calwater.ca.gov/calfed/objectives/Ecosystem_Restoration.html#EcoGoal).
·Priority will also be given to projects that are aligned with the NOAA Fisheries Recovery Plan for Central Valley Chinook and Central Valley Steelhead Populations and Voluntary Agreements that may be identified as part of the SWRCB Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan update process. See the RSP website for applicable planning documents.
Eligible project types include, but are not limited to, the following:
o Spawning habitat projects that include adequate substrate, temperature, aeration, and access.
o Rearing habitat projects that provide sufficient cover, hydraulic complexity, refugia, temperature, flow, and food web structure with adequate seasonal timing and duration.
o Water temperature improvement projects that include hydraulic modification to increase reserves of cold water including shading of water surface, channel modifications that could provide cool water refugia, and replacement of exotic plants with native plants.
o Water quality improvements targeting low oxygen or pollutant concentrations.
o Habitat connectivity projects that link habitat structure to provide continuity and reduce exposure to poor quality river reaches.
o Migration enhancements through barrier removal or passage improvements such as ladders or natural roughened channels, diversion modification and/or consolidation to eliminate entrainment, etc. that provide new or enhanced passage of adult and juvenile fishes.
o Restoration of natural river processes and morphology, including the availability of naturalized flow, the interaction of groundwater and surface water, sediment transport mechanisms, scour and deposition, and channel meander.
Applicants may submit concept proposals at this time. However, no awards will be made until funding is available.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Requires a single applicant that is a local public agency or a nonprofit organization
Limited in geographic scope to the tributaries of the San Joaquin River, including the Cosumnes, Mokelumne, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and the Merced rivers, and the San Joaquin River between its confluence with the Mokelumne River and its confluence with the Merced River.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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