Salmon recovery grants are awarded by the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) to projects that protect, restore, or monitor salmon habitat. The Yakima Lead Entity does not currently accept monitoring proposals. The minimum funding level is $5,000 and there is no maximum for requests. Applicants must provide money or resources to match 15% or more of the grant for most project types.
Throughout Washington State the SRFB grant review process is coordinated by Lead Entities, which are community based salmon recovery. Each Lead Entity works a little differently but we all facilitate a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and Citizen Committee (CC) to evaluate both the scientific efficacy of each project applying for SRFB funding and any socio-economic considerations to ensure each project has strong public buy-in. The Yakima Basin Fish and Wildlife Recovery Board (YBFWRB) serves as the Lead Entity for the Yakima Basin.