Before applying for OWEB Small Grant funding, you and your project must meet these basic requirements: Applicant Eligibility
A Small Grant applicant must be a tribe, watershed council, or soil and water conservation district. These entities act on behalf of private landowners, not-for-profit institutions, schools, community colleges, state institutions of higher education, independent not-for-profit institutions of higher education, and local, state, or federal agencies. Project Eligibility
The project must be an on-the-ground restoration project in Oregon. Monitoring, education, and outreach projects are not eligible. The project must demonstrate benefits to aquatic species, wildlife, or watershed health. The project must be designed to treat the source of watershed health problems through “tried-and-true,” technically sound techniques, using approved Small Grant Technical Guides and Resources
(see below). The project must be consistent with the Small Grant Team’s priority watershed concerns and current list of eligible project types (you can determine this by getting in touch with your local Small Grant Team Contact
). Secured Match
Evidence of at least 25 percent secured match funding, based on the total OWEB award, must be shown prior to disbursement of grant funds. Match may include: Cash on hand, or cash that is pledged to be on hand, prior to commencement of the project; secured funding commitments from other sources; or pending commitments of funding from other sources.