The Desert Fish Habitat Partnership 2020 Request For Proposals is Closed!

Stay tuned for award announcements! 

+++ Deadline to Apply October 10th, 2019 +++


The Desert Fish Habitat Partnership (DFHP) and our partners are proud to announce our 2020 request for project proposals.  As one of 20 federally recognized National Fish Habitat Partnerships (NFHP),  DFHP is a collaborative effort between 11 western states, federal agencies, sovereign tribes, and private conservation groups that seek to cooperatively conserve native desert fish species by protecting, restoring, and enhancing  aquatic ecosystems across their historic range.  While DFHP is supported by several different entities and partners, project funding is made available to grantees annually through the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  

Available Funding

DFHP anticipates receiving between $50,000 and $150,000 in NFHP funds for FY 2020 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.  NFHP funds can only be used for on-the-ground habitat conservation projects and related design and monitoring activities.  They may not be used for mitigation, research, acquisition in fee or easement.  Successful proposals must demonstrate a minimum 1:1 match, which may include cash, time, materials, or other services.  Special consideration will be given to projects with more than the minimum match.  

DFHP Request for Proposals (RFP) 

Click here to read the full Request for Proposals.   Applications are due on Friday September 27, 2019.  Late applications are not accepted.  If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie L. Vail-Muse, DFHP Coordinator, at

DFHP Project Application Form 

There are two parts to the application.  1) A DFHP 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 2019 funding assistance.  Click here to download the document.

DFHP Proposal Evaluation and Criteria Form

This document provides detailed criteria that the DFHP Regional Work-groups and Executive Committee will consider when selecting and scoring projects for funding. Click Here to download the document. 



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P.O. Box 39

Pinetop, AZ 85935

Tel: 928-338-4288 ext. 26185

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