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Water Resources Development Program


The Water Resources Development Program helps Oregonians address instream and out-of-stream water supply needs now and into the future. The Program includes funding opportunities and other resources through three program components: Planning Grants, Feasibility Study Grants, and Water Project Grants and Loans.

Updates & Announcements

Water Project Grants and Loans

There are no current announcements at this time.

Feasibility Study Grants

The Oregon Water Resources Commission awarded $446,773 in grants to seven projects for the 2019 cycle of Feasibility Study Grants.

Read the full news release

Public Comment Opportunity

There are no Public Comment Opportunities at this time.

Planning Grants

The Department is a funding partner in four places that are taking a collaborative, integrated approach to water planning. There is no funding currently available to support new water planning efforts.  

Learn more about Planning Grants

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 proposed project idea is actually feasible and worth pursuing. Grants are offered on an annual basis, with applications due each fall. As of August 1, 2018 $2.5 million is available for grants.

Learn more about Feasibility Study Grants

Water Project Grants & Loans

Water Project Grants and Loans provides funding for projects that will help Oregon meet its instream and out-of-stream water supply needs and produce economic, environmental, and social/cultural benefits. This competitive funding opportunity is meant for implementation-ready projects. Grants and loans are offered on an annual basis, with the applications due each spring.  As of May 2019 approximately $11 million is available for grants or loans.

Learn more about Water Project Grants & Loans

For more information contact:
Kim Ogren 503-986-0873

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