Skip to main content

Water Resources Development Program

Overview

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

The Oregon Water Resources Commission awarded $2,471,120 in grants to four projects for the 2019 cycle of Water Project Grants and Loans.  The funding awards are made based on the public benefits the project would achieve as described in the project application.

Feasibility Study Grants

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.

Public Comment Opportunity

Currently there are no open Public Comment opportunities 

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.  he 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.  
 

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 December 2019, approximately $22.7 million is available for grants or loans for the 2020 and 2021 funding cycles.

2020 Water Project Grants and Loans Application Due

By 5:00 p.m. on April 29, 2019

Update Application materials coming soon

Learn more about Water Project Grants & Loans

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

Other Resources:

Your browser is out-of-date! It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites. Learn how

×