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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.
There are no open Public Comment Opportunities at this time.
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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