Water Project Grants and Loans provides funding for projects that help Oregon meet its in stream and out-of-stream water supply needs and produce economic, environmental, and social/cultural benefits. This is a competitive funding opportunity that is meant for implementation-ready projects. Grants and loans are offered on an annual basis, with the applications due each spring.
Public Comment Period
The Oregon Water Resources Department is inviting written public comment on the Technical Review Team (TRT) application ranking and funding recommendation for the 2019 cycle of Water Project Grants and Loans. After reviewing public comments, the Department will present a funding recommendation for consideration and approval by the Water Resources Commission. The tentative date for the Commission to make its funding decision is November 21-22, 2019.
Written comments on the applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., September 26, 2019.
Please submit comments to:
Grant Program Coordinator
725 Summer Street NE, Suite A
Salem, Oregon 97301