The Western Native Trout Initiative Small Grants Funding Program

 +++The 2016 Small Grants RFP is now closed.  Please check back in late April 2017 for the 2017 RFP. +++

The purpose of the Western Native Trout Initiative's Small Grants Program is to provide a source of funding to organizations that desire to become involved in the conservation – protection, restoration or enhancement – of western native trout at the local level.  The small project funding program specifically supports collaborative approaches and partnerships involved in local efforts or community-based programs that provide for habitat, educational or public recreational angling programs that contribute to the Initiative’s efforts to conserve western native trout.


Projects considered for funding under the Small Grants Program may include riparian or in-stream habitat restoration, barrier removal or construction, population or watershed assessments needed for prioritization and planning, water leases or acquisitions to improve in-stream flows, and native trout community outreach and education.  Individual projects can be funded at a maximum of $3,000.  Grant proposals are due by June 17, 2016 at 5 pm (mountain).    


WNTI gratefully thanks our partners at Bass Pro Shops, Orvis, and Blue Valley Ranch for providing the funds for this year's Small Grants Program!


The 2016 Small Grants Request for Proposals is available HERE.   A Word version of the Application is available HERE.