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Stakeholder Engagement Grants

Purpose of Stakeholder Engagement Grants

"Stakeholder Engagement Project" means a project whose purpose is to communicate and engage with landowners, organizations, and the community about the need for, feasibility, and benefits of a specific eligible restoration or acquisition project or projects within an identified geography, or an eligible resource assessment or planning project, in order to successfully plan or implement said restoration or acquisition project. Education projects are not eligible. 


To determine eligibility, project proponents should consider the outcomes of stakeholder engagement projects. To qualify as necessary for restoration or acquisition, the project must be tied to a specific geography, address clearly articulated habitat or watershed or ecosystem function goals for that geography, and identify a clear path toward achieving the restoration or acquisition measurable outcomes within a reasonable and specific timeframe.

Examples of eligible projects:

  • Acquiring, from willing owners, interests in land or water that will protect or restore native fish or wildlife habitats.
  • Projects to protect or restore native fish or wildlife habitat.
  • Projects to protect or restore natural watershed or ecosystems functions in order to improve water quality or streamflow.
  • Projects to engage stakeholders in resource assessment and planning projects that result in an eligible restoration or acquisition project.​
Ineligible projects:
  • Education projects.
  • Projects that are found within current OWEB Focused Investment Partnership (FIP) geographies, which are addressing the same ecological outcomes through similar actions, are ineligible for Open Solicitation grants. For more information, applicants are encouraged to review current FIP story maps here: http://arcg.is/2g6IdYQ.


Stakeholder Engagement Grant applications are accepted entirely through our Online Grant Application system. Please visit the Deadlines and General Information​ page.


Contact your regional representative (Regional Office List).​