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Feasibility Study Grants reimburse up to 50 percent of the costs of studies to evaluate the feasibility of developing water conservation, reuse, and storage projects. This competitive funding opportunity helps individuals and communities investigate whether a project is worth pursuing. Grants are offered on an annual basis, with applications due each fall.
The Department received nine complete Feasibility Study Grant applications requesting $1,455,069 for the current funding cycle. Feasibility Study Grants provide funding for qualifying costs of project planning studies that evaluate the feasibility of developing a water conservation, reuse, or storage project.
The following are study summaries adapted from grant applications received by November 13, 2019.
The Department currently has approximately $2.5 million available to provide grants for eligible studies.
Feasibility Study Grants fund qualifying costs of studies that evaluate the feasibility of a proposed conservation, reuse, or storage project that appears to have merit but is lacking important details necessary to determine whether or not to proceed with implementation. Grants require a 50% cost match of the total cost of the feasibility study, up to $500,000. Any local government, Indian tribe, or person may apply for funding.
Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on November 13, 2019.
Send completed applications electronically to: WRD_DL_feasibilitystudygrants@oregon.gov
Mail completed applications to:
Oregon Water Resources Department Attention: Grant Program Coordinator 725 Summer Street NE, Suite A Salem, OR 97301
The Department strongly encourages prospective applicants to participate in a Pre-Application Conference prior to submitting an application for funding.
To discuss a project with the Department or to schedule pre-application conferences please contact the Grant Program Coordinator.
The Department has been funding Feasibility Study Grants since 2009. It has awarded more than $5.7 million in grants.
For more information contact:
Becky Williams 503-986-0869
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