Transition to Outcome-Based Watershed Council Capacity Grants
The public comment period for watershed council capacity grant proposed rules and guidance has closed. OWEB will propose new rules and guidance for Board adoption at the Board’s July 2014 meeting. OWEB strongly encourages councils to review the rules and guidance to prepare for new eligibility and merit criteria as soon as possible. Links to draft rules, guidance and other materials are available here.
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
for more details.
Board Meeting Schedule, 2014
January 28-29 in Portland
April 29-30 in Bandon
July 29-30 in The Dalles
October 28-29 in Grants Pass
Streamlined Budget Categories for Grants in 2014
OWEB’s budget categories are changing for grant applications submitted to OWEB after January 1, 2014 (except for small grants, effective July 1, 2014). An overview of changes can be found here. Questions? Contact Cindy Silbernagel at email@example.com or 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 direction.
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.
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