Program Description

The Trinity River Restoration Program was established by the Record of Decision as an adaptive management program, designed to adjust management of the Trinity River - TRRP restoration actions - as scientific knowledge of the river advances. TRRP is a multi-agency program with eight Partners forming as the Trinity Management Council (TMC), plus numerous other collaborators. The Program is administered by two bureaus of the U.S. Department of the Interior as co-leads: the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Other partner agencies share in the decision-making process through the Trinity Management Council (TMC): the Hoopa Valley Tribe (HVT), the Yurok Tribe (YT), Trinity County, the California Resources Agency (which includes the State of California's Department of Water Resources (CDWR) and its Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). All activities of the Program are guided by the Federal laws that authorize the Trinity River Restoration Program and by documents that outline the Program function and available alternatives for implementing restoration activities.

General Program Requirements

Recipients are partner or cooperating agencies, organizations or local entities with natural resource management responsibilities within the Trinity River Basin. Funding supports carrying out management actions that include physical modifications to the river and the associated watershed, modifications to floodplain infrastructure, the monitoring of physical and biological responses, and analysis, modeling and reporting by funding recipients. Other partner agencies/organizations contribute in-kind services to support Program activities.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

The TRRP Management Team develops an annual work plan based on the needs identified by the program's technical work groups. Investigation plans for proposed work are peer reviewed, undergo review by the program's Scientific Advisory Board, and the Trinity Management Council approves the proposed budget subject to congressional appropriations to complete the work. Work is conducted by partner agencies with existing expertise; however, the Tribe negotiates discretionary funding, in government to government meetings, that includes support for capacity building. The Tribe hires non-tribal staff or contractors to perform tasks for which they do not have the expertise.

Program Contact Information

Robin Schrock
Program Manager

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number15.532
Current Method of Tribal EligibilitySet Aside; Part of Broader Program
Can the funding from the program be renewedYes
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Non-Tribal Entities
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)Public & Tribal Trust
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes. Tribes compete with states, local governments , and private non-profit entities.
Tribes Funded by this Program2

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