The Small Grant Program is an easy-to-engage-in, competitive grant program that awards funds of up to $10,000 for on-the-ground restoration projects.
Since its inception in 2001, OWEB’s Small Grant Program has funded over 2,281 Small Grant projects on principally private lands across Oregon. The Small Grant Program responds to a need for local decision-making about watershed restoration opportunities on a shorter timeframe than is available under OWEB’s regular grant program.
The Small Grant Program enables landowners across the state to contribute to the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds and the Oregon Conservation Strategy by committing “small acts of kindness” on their properties for the benefit of water quality, water quantity, and fish and wildlife. From planting native plants along stream sides to reducing sedimentation and erosion from upland farms and ranches, citizens everywhere can make a difference.
If you are a landowner and want to apply for a Small Grant, click on the "General Information" link in the Applicants section below. If you are a representative of a watershed council, soil and water conservation district, or tribe and you want more information about how to participate in the Small Grant Program, click on any of the Teams links below. If you administer small grants locally and want more information, click on any of the Fiscal Agents links below.
Small Grant Forms
Small Grant Administrative Rules (Secretary of State web site)
General Information (how to apply, who to contact, technical assistance information)
Priorities and Project Types
About the Biennial Report
Fiscal Agent Process