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April 21, 2014 Grant Application Deadline
April 21, 2014 Cycle Grant Application Types

OWEB will be accepting grant applications for the following grant types:


These grants support voluntary efforts by Oregonians to protect and restore healthy watersheds, including actions in support of the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds and the Oregon Conservation Strategy.

How to Submit an Application


Download the applications on OGMS

All grant applications are due by 5PM April 21, 2014.   
To be accepted, all applications

  • Must be in hard copy (no faxes or E-mail will be accepted)
  • Must utilize the current application forms (there are updates to all forms)
  • Must arrive before 5:00 pm the day of the grant deadline.
  • Must include 25 copies of any supplemental materials
If you have questions, please call Jennifer Lechuga-Berg (503) 986-0058.

Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
State Lands Building, Third Floor
775 Summer Street NE, Ste 360
Salem OR 97301-1290 

NEW - Fiscal Administration Costs Guidance
Under OWEB administrative rule 695-005-0030(5), allowable fiscal administration costs include accounting, contract management, and final reporting costs for the funded project; and auditing costs, up to and not to exceed 10%of the total Board funds expended for the project. General overhead and prorated costs are not currently allowed as administrative expenses. OWEB is reviewing large fiscal administration requests more closely for these reasons:
  • Some regional review teams consistently recommended reductions in large (generally $15,000 or more, but sometimes lower amounts are questioned) fiscal administration requests.  Other review teams did not.  It’s a fairness issue to treat grantees consistently with regard to large fiscal administration requests.   
  • The Secretary of State’s performance audit flagged this as an issue.
OWEB has received grantee feedback that we should allow general overhead in OWEB grants, as many funders already allow under guidelines and protocols.  This is one of the many issues the agency will need to consider in implementing Ballot Measure 76 legislation that we expect the Oregon legislature will pass this year.  In order to change the existing fiscal administration rule, the agency would need to go through a formal rulemaking process. 
If a review team recommends a reduction in fiscal administration funding, or if an application requests $15,000 or more in fiscal administration costs, or if the proposed project will be managed by a federal or state agency and the applicant is requesting $8,000 or more in fiscal administration costs, OWEB will reduce that line item in the funded award, and/or will require the applicant to justify the requested amount by providing a breakout of estimated tasks, hours per task and costs per hour for the fiscal administration activities.  Applicants requesting large fiscal administration costs are encouraged to break out the costs in the application.      
Number of hours anticipated and hourly rates applied, to complete the following tasks: 
  1. contract management (e.g,. advertising RFP, bid reviews and contractor selection, contract negotiations, preparation & review).
  2. accounting (e.g., paying bills, submitting payment requests, updating accounting records, fiscal reporting).
  3. preparation of the final report
  4. audits on the project (internal or external)