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Restoration Grants
Applying for a Grant
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 5:00pm 
  • If you have questions, please email Katy Gunville​ or call (503) 986-0058.

    Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
    State Lands Building, Third Floor
    775 Summer Street NE, Ste 360
    Salem OR 97301-1290
OWEB applications were updated.
All sections of applications must be completed using the most up-to-date application forms. 
Applications submitted using previous forms will not be accepted.
Download the applications on OGMS.
Ineligible Restoration Types
OWEB will not consider:
  1. A watershed improvement project that consists solely of construction of a water storage structure for an out-of-stream use not related to watershed restoration or protection; 
  2. A fish screening project eligible for funding through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's fish screening program; 
  3. A watershed improvement project constructed solely to comply with a state or federal agency enforcement order, legal judgment or mitigation requirement; 
  4. Routine project maintenance costs; or 
  5. A water conservation project, unless there is a measurable instream flow benefit, groundwater benefit or water quality improvement. 
If you have questions, please contact your Regional Program Representative.   

Project Location Guidance
Guidance for creating a project location map, obtaining the 10-digit HUC and latitude/longitude coordinate required on grant applications (web page).

Restoration Priorities
The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board has funded a process to identify restoration priorities at the basin scale. The final report is available as an approach to identifying regional priorities. (more)
OWEB staff are working with watershed councils and other conservation entities to develop basin priorities. The priorities are intended to be used as guidance by OWEB in the review of grant applications and to help ensure a clear and strategic approach to prioritizing the funding of projects. Click here to see which basin priorities are complete.

Watershed Process and Function
Goal 1 of OWEB’s Strategic Plan is to “Restore and sustain resilient ecosystems through program and project investments that enhance watershed and ecosystem functions and processes and support community needs.” 
OWEB’s Restoration grant applications have required applicants to address watershed process and function as part of answering questions, but we have not had an explicit question about process and function. 
Administrative Rules
View complete copies of the Administrative Rules for the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board or Division 10, Restoration Grants. (located on the Secretary of State Web site)

Contact your regional representative (Regional Office List).