A Focused Investment Partnership is an OWEB investment that:
- Addresses a Board-identified Focused Investment Priority of significance to the state;
- Achieves clear and measurable ecological outcomes;
- Uses integrated, results-oriented approaches as identified through a strategic action plan;
- Is implemented by a high-performing partnership.
More about Focused Investment Partnerships
Focused Investments Partnership Priorities
In April 2015, the Board approved Focused Investment Partnership Priorities for the 2015-2017 biennium. The 2015 Focused Investment Partnership staff report from the April Board meeting is available. Priorities for 2015-2017 are:
What Types of Funding are Offered?
Under Focused Investment Partnership Capacity-Building funding, partnerships will be able to apply for technical assistance to develop a strategic action plan (see guidance below) for their partnership or build their capacity to partner at a high-performing level.
If the partnership is already established and has an existing strategic action plan, the partnership will be able to apply for Focused Investment Partnership Implementation funding. If a partnership wants to be considered for OWEB Implementation funding, it will need to submit a completed strategic action plan (see guidance below) with a Focused Investment Partnership Program application.
For questions about Focused Investment program funding, contact Eric Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Do I Apply?
The 2015-2017 Focused Investment Partnership application cycle is now closed. Materials used in this cycle are available below.
See example high-level evaluation criteria to be used during Focused Investment Partnership review process.
Requirements for a Strategic Action Plan
As part of its Focused Investment Partnership program process, OWEB is requiring each partnership to have a strategic action plan. In developing a new strategic action plan, partnerships must address all components of the plan template. If your partnership already has one relevant, current, published plan, use the template as a reference to ensure that you account for any missing required components.
The OWEB Board will fund Implementation proposals for up to six years. Your strategic action plan will cover a specific geography and should be small enough to be completed within that timeframe. However, if your plan covers an area too large to be completed in six years, your application to OWEB should address a smaller portion of the “big picture.” Subsequent Focused Investment Partnership application submissions could address remaining areas for similar recovery actions. The strategic action plan must cover the entire area the partnership intends to address long term. The Focused Investment Partnership focus area for which you submit an application will likely constitute one portion of the area in the strategic action plan. OWEB staff are available to help you and your partners understand the processes for the strategic action plan and Focused Investment Partnership funding.
If you have questions about the strategic action plan, contact Andrew Dutterer at email@example.com.