Enhancement and Restoration Grant Overview


Thank you to everyone who submitted a 2019-20 Enhancement & Restoration grant proposal by the November 2nd deadline. The HCTF Online application portal is now closed. Over the next three months, submitted applications will be reviewed by our Technical Review Committees and Board of Directors. Final funding decisions will be made by the Board in early March – a preliminary list of approved projects will be published on our website and in our e-newsletter at that time.

Your next opportunity to submit an Enhancement & Restoration proposal will be fall of 2019.


Each year, HCTF provides approximately $6 Million dollars in Enhancement and Restoration (E&R) Grants. These grants are provided to projects that:

  • focus on native freshwater fish, wildlife and their habitats;
  • have the potential to achieve a significant conservation outcome;
  • align with our purposes as laid out in the Wildlife Act.


Planning your Project

Updated information is available to help you write a successful proposal and avoid common pitfalls. While in the planning stages of your proposal, all applicants are strongly encouraged to read the HCTF Strategic Plan to make sure you project aligns with HCTF priorities and purposes as described in the Wildlife Act.  Please read through the following links before submitting a proposal:

Types of Enhancement &
Restoration Proposals

Eligibility &
Restricted Funding


Grant Application Cycle

Proposal Guidelines

  Review & Evaluation







Example Enhancement &
Restoration Proposals

Do’s and Don’ts
of Proposal Writing


Conditional Grant Agreement


How to Apply – HCTF Online

Submission of HCTF Enhancement and Restoration Grant Applications is through the HCTF Online application portal. A friendly reminder that the application deadline is 4:30 PM PST on November 2 each year. To access the application site you must apply for an HCTF Online Account before logging in (see below for details).

Note that the online application portal typically opens in early to mid-September. For those applicants who wish to begin drafting their proposals ahead of the opening date, updated Application Worksheets in MS Word  and the Excel Budget Spreadsheet are available here. Once the online application portal  opens, the proposal can easily be copied and pasted from the worksheets into the online application.

Prior to logging in, please refer to the HCTF Online User Guide for tips on navigating the online portal and for instructions on how to print a copy of your submission.

Logging in to the HCTF Online Application Portal

The HCTF Online portal is now closed. We will re-open the portal in fall of 2019. Please check back then for information on how to access the system.