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Feasibility Study Grants


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. 

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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.

2019-2020 Feasibility Study Grant funding cycle information:

View the Feasibility Study Grant Application Evaluation Summaries - March 2020

2020 Deadline - Feasibility Study Grants:​ The application deadline for the 2020 Feasibility Study Grant funding opportunity is October 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

​The Department currently has approximately $1 million available to provide grants for eligible studies.

Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on October 15, 2020.​​

Send completed applications electronically to:

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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