ESRP Regional Pre-Design Projects

The 2022 ESRP Regional Pre-Design grant competition is now closed. For more details, download ESRP's 2023-2025 preliminary investment plan.

What are regional pre-design projects?

The Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program (ESRP) Regional Pre-Design Projects are key investments that inform our ESRP Learning Program. These investments directly inform restoration projects that are part of large and complex ecosystems, and are intended to improve effectiveness or efficiency of a class of projects where there is uncertainty about ecological outcomes. This component of ESRP's investment strategy aims to clearly identify the needs/problems to be addressed that will influence restoration and protection project development and selection in Puget Sound.

Selected projects will provide insight and analysis into the options available to solve complex problems leading to nearshore and salmon recovery in Puget Sound. It is our goal to fund efforts that use scientific methods to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of future ESRP program investments.

ESRP's Regional Pre-Design Projects are required by our authorizing program guidance, developed by the Puget Sound Nearshore and Ecosystem Restoration Project.

Strong Regional Pre-Design Projects improve our ability to select treatment locations and management measures, and help designers evaluate the consequences of alternative actions. We organize our projects by landform to consider the unique dynamics of deltabeach, and embayment ecosystems. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted a pre-proposal and application. For more details, download the 2023-2025 preliminary investment plan. And for those who may be considering applying for the ESRP Regional Pre-Design Grant Program in the future, see the 2022 Request for Proposals document and the 2022 grant calendar below. 

Regional Pre-Design Projects Application Schedule

2023-2025 Grant Round (Now Closed)

Task Date Description
Request for pre-proposals Nov. 8, 2021 Publication of ESRP Learning Project RFP.
Grant competition informational Webinar Nov. 23, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ESRP hosted an informational webinar to answer any questions about the Learning Program, Evaluation Criteria, and the application process. Watch the recording.
Pre-proposals due Jan. 25, 2022 11:59 PM Pre-proposals will be submitted to this Box link as a .pdf file with the applicant name_PreProposal.pdf as the file name. e.g., Smith_PreProposal.pdf
Initial review complete, invitation to submit full proposal March 8, 2022 And ad-hoc science team will review, evaluate, and provide feedback to applicants.
Presentations to review team for invited full proposals April 12-13, 2022 Full proposal applicants will give presentations to the review team.
Full-proposals due in PRISM May 19, 2022 11:59 PM Applicants invited to submit full proposals will submit according to materials provided once selected.
Written questions provided by reviewers June 22, 2022 11:59 PM Reviewers may submit questions to applicants to gain additional clarity and information regarding the proposed project.
Written answers due from applicants June 30, 2022 11:59 PM Written answers to questions from reviewers are due from applicants.
2023-25 ESRP Preliminary Investment Plan Submitted Sep. 1, 2022 Preliminary ranked project list and funding recommendations published and submitted to OFM. Ranked list submitted Governor in December.
Final investment plan Spring 2023 Determined by WA Legislature.
Anticipated contract start July 1, 2023 First day of Fiscal Year 2021.
Anticipated grant period July 2023 - June 2025 Biennium.