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Water Tank Vista off Rt 44, in Fall, looking over the West Branch of Pine Creek near Corbert PA

Each year, the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture requests project proposals that are focused on conserving and restoring habitat that will support healthy and productive populations of wild Brook Trout. Our funding timeline has changed due to the ACE Act, and our FY23 funding RFP opened November 15, 2021 and closed January 21, 2022.

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2023 Project Application Information

Our 2023 RFP has closed. This folder contains all the information/material needed for submitting Brook Trout conservation project proposals for the federal FY2023 funding cycle. To submit a project for funding, you must be a registered member of this website. Please register for membership early because you will need to be approved before you can use the website as a member to upload applications. The deadline for this funding opportunity is 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on January 21, 2022.

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2022 Project application information

The funding process is in transition as the National Fish Habitat Partnership incorporates changes due to America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act, which was passed in 2020. For more information, visit In May, EBTJV's project review team submitted a ranked list of brook trout habitat improvement projects to the NFHAP Board for 2022 funding. EBTJV submitted five on-the-ground projects which we had recruited from a list of unfunded applicants for EBTJV's 2021 funding cycle. All projects satisfied qualifications, including non-federal match, under the ACE Act. The NFHAP Board has completed a review process to determine recommended 2022 funding levels to each of the 20 national Fish Habitat Partnerships (EBTJV received the highest funding tier available) and submitted these to the DOI. Final decisions are dependent on the federal budget and appropriations, and as such will not be made for several months. As of February 2022, an announcement has not been made because a federal budget has not been passed.

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