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Bank stabilization funding available!

Bear and Jordan River Bank Stabilization Grants

Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands


The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands (FFSL) has $50,000 in project funding available to support streambank stabilization projects on or adjacent to sovereign lands along the Bear or Jordan Rivers. This funding has a 1:1 matching requirement of non-state contributions (cash or in-kind) and will be dispersed in the form of reimbursement grants. FFSL does not anticipate awarding more than $25,000 to any single project or applicant. All project work must be completed with final reports and reimbursement requests submitted prior to June 30, 2020. Click here for more information on review and selection criteria.


The application deadline is May 10, 2019. To apply for funding, please submit a project proposal (maximum of 7 pages) with the attached cover sheet. All proposals should address, at a minimum, the following:

  1. Purpose and need for the project.

  2. Location map and description of the identified project site, including the total area or linear feet of streambank to be improved, and any necessary permissions required to work on identified properties.

  3. Project plans and details, including a description of selected stabilization methods or techniques, why they are appropriate for identified site conditions, and how the project is consistent with the relevant FFSL Comprehensive Management Plan.

  4. Estimated project timeline with identified milestones for implementation.

  5. Description of any ongoing maintenance and how it will be carried out and funded.

  6. Your experience and qualifications in implementing projects of similar scope and magnitude.

  7. Participating partners, roles and responsibilities (e.g. technical assistance, funding partner, etc).

  8. Provide an itemized summary of estimated project costs that includes, at a minimum:

  • Itemized cost estimates for labor, materials, equipment, administration, or other costs.

  • Total project costs.

  • Amount (and sources) of matching funds or in-kind contributions.

  • Amount of funding requested from FFSL. 

All proposals can be submitted electronically to bstireman@utah.gov or by mail to: 

Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands 

Attn: Ben Stireman 

1594 West North Temple, Suite 3520 

Salt Lake City, UT 84114 

Review & Awards 

Project applications will be reviewed and awarded by a committee of representatives from FFSL and partner agencies according to the attached “Grant Review and Selection Process.” Successful applicants will be notified by FFSL staff on or before June 14, 2019. 

For more information, contact Ben Stireman at bstireman@utah.gov or 385.228.6501.