Western Native Trout Initiative announces 2017 Request For Proposals

+++The 2017 RFP is now closed.  Please check back on August 24, 2017 for the 2018 RFP. +++

The Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) and our partners are proud to announce our 2017 request for project proposals.  As one of 20 federally recognized National Fish Habitat Partnerships, WNTI is a collaborative effort between 12 western states, 5 federal agencies, sovereign tribes, private businesses and individuals, non-governmental conservation groups, and other organizations that seek to cooperatively conserve (protect, restore, enhance, and recover) 21 western native trout and char species and sub-species across their historic range. While WNTI is supported by several different entities and partners, the bulk of project funding is currently made available to grantees annually through the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).  

Available Funding

WNTI anticipates receiving between $70,000 and $230,000 in NFHP funds for FY 2017 projects.  However, the exact amount of funding available to the partnership varies annually and is not known at this time.  This is a very competitive process and we anticipate the pool of applicants will exceed the available pool of funding.  Typical funding per project is in the range of $10K-$50K.  Successful proposals must demonstrate a minimum 1:1 match, which may include cash, time, materials, or other services and greater match is encouraged.  Special consideration will be given to projects with more than the minimum match.  Applications will be reviewed and ranked by the WNTI Steering Committee based on their ability to meet the partnership’s key priorities and strategic objectives.   


WNTI 2017 Request for Proposals (RFP) 

Click here to read the full Request for Proposals.   Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Mountain time on Friday October 7, 2016.  Late applications are not accepted.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Therese Thompson, Project Coordinator, at tthompson@westernnativetrout.org.

WNTI 2017 Project Application Form 

There are two parts to the application.  1) A WNTI Project Cover Sheet that needs be completed and 2) A complete project narrative and budget.   Both documents need to be submitted for project proposals seeking 2017 funding assistance.  Click here to download the pdf document.  Click here to download the document in Microsoft Word format.

WNTI 2017 Project Application Instructions 

This document provides detailed instructions for filling out the WNTI 2017 project funding application.  2017 WNTI project application documentation.pdf