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Water Project Grants and Loans

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 Department invites written public comment on applications received for the 2019 cycle of Water Project Grants and Loans. The deadline for comments is 5:00 p.m., July 16, 2019.

Learn more about the Applications Recieved for the Water Projects Grants and Loans, 2019 Funding Cycle.

More Information

The Oregon Water Resources Department invites written public comment on applications received for the 2019 cycle of Water Project Grants and Loans. The 2019 application deadline was April 26, 2019. The Department received fourteen complete grant applications requesting a total of $12,341,262 in funding.

The Technical Review Team (TRT) will consider public comments submitted in their evaluation of applications. The TRT will evaluate applications and make a funding recommendation to the Commission. The Department will post the TRT funding recommendation for an additional public comment period. The tentative date for the Commission to make its funding decision is November 2019.

Learn more about the Applications Received for the Water Projects Grants and Loans, 2019 Funding Cycle

Written comments on the applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., July 16, 2019.

Please submit comments to: WRD_DL_waterprojects@oregon.gov

or

Grant Program Coordinator
725 Summer Street NE, Suite A
Salem, Oregon 97301

The Department currently has approximately $11 million available to provide grants or loans for eligible projects.

​​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.

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 Water Project Grants and Loans since 2016. It has awarded over $20 million in grants.

 

For more information contact:
Becky Williams 503-986-0869

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