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The Program

NFWF may periodically issue a request for qualifications of local entities wanting to participate in the program. Potential QLEs should be well positioned to develop and implement innovative projects and transactional strategies to increase tributary flows in the Columbia Basin, while accommodating any applicable legal, economic, and social issues.

For general requests, NFWF would invite state agencies, tribes, water trusts, water districts, watershed councils, irrigation districts, and other interested parties to respond for consideration as local entities. NFWF may also issue a limited request for qualifications targeted to a particular group of stakeholders.

NFWF will post any future requests for qualifications in the News section under the Bulletin Board tab. In the meantime, interested parties are encouraged to contact existing QLEs to explore partnership opportunities.