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Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Technical Assistance (CREP-TA) Grants

CREP Background

The Oregon Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) is a cooperative venture between the State of Oregon and Farm Services Agency (FSA), with technical support from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and local partners, including soil and water conservation districts, watershed councils, and resource conservation and development councils. The purpose of this long-standing program is to restore, maintain, and enhance streamside areas along agricultural lands to benefit fish, wildlife, and water quality. Landowners who voluntarily enroll in CREP receive annual rental payments and state and federal cost-share incentives to install approved conservation measures, such as planting trees and shrubs, and installing fencing and livestock water facilities.

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Apply for a CREP TA Grant

OWEB provides competitive, statewide CREP TA grants to support costs associated with local CREP program implementation including staffing, travel, training, outreach, and planning. OWEB issues a solicitation for CREP Technical Assistance Grant applications every 2 years.

Please note that applicants are required to use updated materials, which are posted on OWEB's Grant Management System (OGMS) during each grant solicitation period.

Contact

Please direct questions to Jillian McCarthy, Partnerships Coordinator, at jillian.mccarthy@oregon.gov or at 503-986-0033.

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