Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) is a state agency that provides grants to help Oregonians take care of local streams, rivers, wetlands and natural areas. Community members and landowners use scientific criteria to decide jointly what needs to be done to conserve and improve rivers and natural habitat in the places where they live. OWEB grants are funded from the Oregon Lottery, federal dollars, and salmon license plate revenue. The agency is led by a 17 member citizen board drawn from the public at large, tribes, and federal and state natural resource agency boards and commissions.
New for October 20, 2014 Grant Cycle!
There is a new option to submit Restoration, Land Acquisition,
Technical Assistance, Monitoring, and Outreach applications in pdf format via email. You must use current forms posted online, and applications must still be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 20,
2014. More information here.
October 20, 2014 Grant Cycle
OWEB is accepting Restoration, Land Acquisition, Technical Assistance, Monitoring, and Outreach applications. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014
. Late applications will not be accepted.
These grants support voluntary efforts by Oregonians to protect and restore healthy watersheds, including actions in support of the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds and the Oregon Wildlife Conservation Strategy. For more details, including contact information for each type of application, click here
. Download Acquisition
grant applications and instructions here
. Access applications and instructions for Restoration, Technical Assistance, Monitoring, and Outreach
grants on OGMS
. For OGMS questions, call Cyrus Curry at 503-986- 5371.
2015-2017 Council Capacity Grant Eligibility Review
OWEB shall not accept an application for a Council Capacity Grant unless OWEB determines the council or group meets the eligibility criteria.
Deadline for councils to upload and submit eligibility documents: 5:00 pm November 17, 2014.
Before uploading and submitting, please read:
•Pages 4-10 of the "Guidance for Outcome-Based Watershed Council Operating Capacity Grants"
•Instructions for Eligibility Document Upload and Submittal
More information and links to documents are available here.
Board Approval of New Focused Investment Partnerships Program
•Addresses a Board-identified
Focused Investment Priority of significance to the
•Achieves clear and measurable ecological
•Is implemented by a
Between August 2014 and April 2015,
welcomes input as it develops Priorities for the Focused Investment
Welcome New Board Members!
Join us in
welcoming our newest Board members: Randy Labbe, Stephen Brandt, John
Roberts, and Cindy Deacon Williams. Please see our Board Members page
Upcoming Board Meetings
October 28-29, 2014 in Grants Pass
January 27-28, 2015 in Astoria
April 28-29, 2015 in Salem
July 28-29, 2015 in Prineville
Streamlined Budget Categories for Grants in
OWEB’s budget categories have changed for regular grant
applications (after January 1, 2014) and small grants (July 1,
2014). An overview of changes can be found here.
Questions? Email Cindy Silbernagel or
call her at 503-986-0188.
Long-Term Investment Strategy Direction
The OWEB Board adopted the framework and direction for its
Long-Term Investment Strategy for Conservation. The framework and direction
include a Framework for Grant Investments (Operating Capacity, Open
Solicitation, and Focused Investments) and a Long-Term Investment Strategy
Moving forward, OWEB’s current LTIS
priorities are 1) define focused investments; 2) design effectiveness
monitoring for focused investments, 3) explore a funder-to-funder outreach
grant strategy with a goal of leveraging additional investment, 4) develop
online applications and agreements to improve effectiveness and efficiency
for grantees and OWEB staff, and 5) complete the transition to outcome-based watershed council capacity grants, including rulemaking.Read More
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