Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board

FBRB grant program is accepting project proposals until January 15, 2020.

The Washington State Legislature established the grant program of the Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board (FBRB) in 2014 to identify and remove impediments to salmon and steelhead migration.

The role of the FBRB is to adopt governing policies (funding strategies, project eligibility, match requirements, etc.), set project evaluation criteria, review project scoring and recommendations from the FBRB Technical Review Team, and approve a project priority list to be submitted to the Governor's Office and the Legislature for funding consideration.

The grant program is administered jointly by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). All FBRB-funded grant projects shall match the principles provided in Revised Code of Washington 77.95.180 and are reviewed and approved by the FBRB. 

Request for Proposals

Washington State map with FBRB designated priority watersheds

The FBRB is accepting proposals for fish passage projects for grant funding. This RFP is for statewide projects and projects in designated priority watersheds.

Proposals may be submitted for two project types:

  1. Planning (design-only) – projects approved for funding will be developed to full design.
  2. Restoration (construction) - Projects approved for funding will be constructed within the grant award period.  

The FBRB will review proposals to determine eligible projects. Project sponsors will then be invited to submit additional information via PRISM.

The submittal deadline is January 15, 2020.

RFP materials

RFP contacts

Matt Curtis, Program Manager
360-972-0190
Matthew.Curtis@dfw.wa.gov

Cade Roler, Technical Lead
360-890-0614
Cade.Roler@dfw.wa.gov

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Mission statement

The Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board aids restoration of healthy and harvestable levels of salmon and steelhead statewide through the coordinated and strategic removal of barriers to fish passage (RCW 77.95.160).

Meeting calendar

Date Location Meeting materials
Dec 17, 2019

Association of Washington Cities
1076 Franklin St SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Nov 19, 2019

Association of Washington Cities
1076 Franklin St SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Oct 15, 2019

Association of Washington Cities
1076 Franklin St SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Sep 17, 2019

Olympia

Aug 20, 2019
** Meeting cancelled **
Jul 16, 2019

Olympia

Jun 18, 2019

Olympia

May 21, 2019
** Meeting cancelled **
Apr 16, 2019

Olympia

Mar 19, 2019

Olympia

Feb 19, 2019
CANCELLED
Jan 15, 2019

Olympia

Dec 18, 2018
CANCELLED
Nov 20, 2018
Olympia
Oct 16, 2018
Olympia
Sep 18, 2018
CANCELLED
Sep 11, 2018
Conference call
Aug 21, 2018
Olympia
Jul 17, 2018
Olympia
Jun 19, 2018
Olympia
May 15, 2018
Olympia
Apr 17, 2018
Olympia
Mar 20, 2018
CANCELLED
Feb 13, 2018
Olympia
Jan 4, 2018
Olympia
Nov 28, 2017
Olympia
Aug 29, 2017
CANCELLED
Jul 18, 2017
CANCELLED
Jun 20, 2017
CANCELLED
May 24, 2017
Olympia
Apr 18, 2017
Olympia
Mar 21, 2017
Olympia
Feb 21, 2017
Olympia
Jan 17, 2017
Olympia
Dec 20, 2016
CANCELLED
Nov 15, 2016
Olympia
Oct 18, 2016
CANCELLED
Sep 20, 2016
Olympia
Aug 30, 2016
CANCELLED
Jul 19, 2016
Olympia
Jun 16, 2016
Olympia
May 19, 2016
Olympia
Apr 19, 2016
Olympia
Mar 15, 2016
Olympia
Feb 16, 2016
Olympia
Jan 19, 2016
Olympia
Jan 8, 2016
Olympia
Dec 15, 2015
Olympia
Oct 20, 2015
Olympia
Sep 29, 2015
Olympia
Jul 28, 2015
Olympia
Jun 16, 2015
Olympia
May 19, 2015
Olympia
Apr 24, 2015
Olympia
Mar 20, 2015
Olympia
Feb 20, 2015
Olympia
Jan 20, 2015
CANCELLED
Dec 16, 2014
Olympia
Nov 18, 2014
Olympia
Oct 21, 2014
Olympia
Sep 16, 2014
Olympia
Aug 19, 2014
Olympia
Jul 10, 2014
Olympia
Jun 17, 2014
Olympia