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Water Project Grants and Loans

Updates

The Oregon Resources Commission awarded $6,642,745 in grants to fund three projects for the 2022 cycle of Water Project Grants and Loans.

Eligibility

Eligible projects include: conservation, reuse, above-ground storage, below-ground storage, streamflow protection or restoration, water distribution, conveyance or delivery systems, and other water resource development projects that result in economic, environmental, and social/cultural public benefits. Grants require a 25% cost match. Any local government, Indian tribe, or person may apply for funding.

Available Funding

Funding for Water Project Grants and Loans is provided through the sale of lottery revenue bonds. The Department anticipates having $9.3 million available for the 2022 funding cycle. An additional $15 million in lottery revenue bonds, scheduled to be sold in March 2023, will provide funding for future cycles. 

How to Apply

Review the application materials and guidance provided on the Applications, Forms and Guidance page. 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.  

Timeline and Review Process

Timeline of the Grants and Loans process