In 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will provide $3,301,155 for cost-shared projects that address the priorities of FHPs organized under the Action Plan.
Last year, the Service adopted a new competitive performance-based method to allocate funding under the National Fish Habitat Action Plan. The new methodology was developed collaboratively by the Service's Fish and Aquatic Conservation Fisheries Management Team, in consultation with their Regional National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) Coordinators. This methodology was approved at the end of 2013 and implementation of this methodology begins with the funding announced for this year. The funding level breakdown per FHP are listed below and were calculated using the new competitive-based funding method.