NOAA Offers Grants to Remove In-Stream Barriers

NOAA Fisheries has restored millions of dollars in grants to aid in fish passage through the removal of in-stream barriers under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Up to $65 million in funding will support transformational projects that reopen migrator pathways and restore access to healthy habitat for fish nationwide, the agency announced in late June.

Selected partners, in collaboration with NOAA, will be able to use the funds to implement locally-led removals of dams and other in-stream barriers to rebuild sustainable fisheries, contribute to the recovery of threatened and endangered species, enhance watershed health and improve economic vitality, the agency said.

The application process is open to institutions of higher education, non-profits, commercial organizations, U.S. territories, and state, local and Native American tribal governments.

Guidelines on how to build proposals, and resources for NOAA Restoration Center applicants are available at

Proposals can be submitted via through Aug. 15.