FHWA National Culvert Removal, Replacement, and Restoration Grant Program

Posted: October 12, 2022

Deadline: February 6, 2023

Grantor: US Federal Highway Administration

Additional Information

The National Culvert Removal, Replacement, and Restoration Grant Program (Culvert Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP) Program) is an annual competitive grant program that awards grants to eligible entities for projects for the replacement, removal, and repair of culverts or weirs that meaningfully improve or restore fish passage for anadromous fish.

FY22 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Culvert AOP Program

October 26, 1:30-3:00pm ET: Webinar #1: How to Apply for National Culvert Removal, Replacement, and Restoration Grants: General Overview

Eligible Projects

The Culvert AOP Program focuses on two project categories as differentiated by structure type:

  1. Projects to replace, remove, or repair culverts that would meaningfully improve or restore fish passage for anadromous fish.
  2. Projects to replace, remove, or repair weirs that would meaningfully improve or restore fish passage for anadromous fish. With respect to weirs, the project may include: 1) infrastructure to facilitate fish passage around or over the weir; and 2) weir improvements.

Match: The Federal share of the cost of a Culvert AOP project carried out with a grant to a State or unit of local government may not exceed 80%.

How to Apply

DOT uses Grants.gov for receipt of all applications for this program's Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). 

Culvert AOP Application Template (this is NOT the application)

Contact

CulvertAOP@dot.gov

Sabrina S. David, Division Administrator (GA): 404-562-3631

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