Funding Opportunities

PMEP Funding Opportunity –

2018 Deadline Passed. 2019 RFP to be announced in September 2018.

The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership (PMEP) is one of 20 regional fish habitat partnerships in the United States. Its mission is to protect, enhance, and restore ecological processes and habitats to sustain healthy native fish communities and support sustainable human uses that depend on healthy fish populations. PMEP advances estuarine habitat classification and mapping and gathers and assesses information about estuarine fish habitat use. It also prioritizes and funds fish habitat restoration projects through a partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency (FWS) and the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP). Depending on available funding, every fall PMEP requests proposals for projects that will advance fish habitat conservation and restoration along the West Coast.


PMEP’s strategic framework recognizes, as a current priority, the importance of estuary habitat to the production of juvenile fish. Please review PMEP’s strategic framework for more information about PMEP’s focus. PMEP is seeking project proposals that increase the quality or availability of habitat for juvenile fish, with an emphasis on habitat connectivity; and secondarily projects that assess the use of habitats by juvenile fish in estuary environments.


All projects must show financial match and broad-based support for the work, though no specific match amounts are required.


How to Apply

To apply for funding, interested applicants should complete and submit the online application. Please read the full RFP for instructions regarding what information to include and the preferred format for information. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. The deadline for project proposal submissions is Thursday, November 9, 2017.


2018 PMEP Request for Proposals 

2018 Online Application 


PMEP will award at least $50,000 and potentially up to $225,000 in 2018 for such projects. This amount is based on funding received from the FWS and NFHP for this purpose. The exact amount of funding available varies annually and is not known at this time. Individual project awards are generally between $30,000 and $60,000. Final project grants will be administered by the FWS.


If you have any questions, please contact the PMEP Coordinator (contact information listed in the RFP).