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Onsite Septic Financial Aid Program

The DEQ Onsite Financial Aid Program supports programs to improve public health and water quality by providing grants and low-cost loans to address failing septic systems. OSFAP will utilize $15 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds that the 2021 Oregon legislature allocated to DEQ. The legislature also prioritized the use of these funds for 2020 wildfire recovery.

OSFAP awards pass through grants to public agencies and qualified organizations to provide funding to property owners within their service area. For more information regarding eligibility for ARPA funding and projects, see our Organizational Frequently Asked Questions.

Property owners who are looking for funding options for their personal or small business systems should check Financial Assistance for Homeowners and Small Businesses.

OSFAP timelines and deadlines

  • June 30, 2024 – Deadline for sub-awardees to commit all funds to property owners.
  • December 2026 – ARPA deadline for completing projects.
  • March 2027 – final reports due to Treasury

Statewide proposals

Below you will find the RFGP and supporting documents for round 2 proposals. Please note that the reporting documents are subject to change based on updated guidance from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, state, or other relevant authorities.

The new DEQ Onsite Septic Financial Aid Program will improve public health and water quality by providing grants and low-cost loans to address failing septic systems. OSFAP will use $15 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds that the 2021 Oregon legislature allocated to DEQ. The legislature also prioritized the use of these funds for 2020 wildfire recovery. 

RFGP, reporting documents and required forms 

Alternate formats
DEQ can provide documents in an alternate format or in a language other than English upon request.  Call DEQ at 800-452-4011 or email deqinfo@deq.oregon.gov​


Grant recipients of OSFAP funds are listed below.  Further information will be provided as available on our Financial Assistance page.


  • Craft3 
    Primary location: Statewide 2020 wildfire recovery areas
    Project: Providing grants and low interest loans to qualified homeowners
    Grant Amount: $2,155,000

  • Eugene Water and Electric Board
    Primary location: Holiday Farm Fire impact area in Lane County
    Project: Provides financial aid to repair/replace septic systems as part of their Pure Water Partners program.
    Grant Amount: $1,592,410

  • Homes for Good
    Primary location: Lazy Days Mobile Home Park, which is part of the Holiday Farm impacted area in Lane County
    Project: Developing a total of 30 spaces with a community septic system, upgrading the previous multiple systems on the property.
    Grant Amount: $575,341

  • Lincoln County
    Primary location: Echo Mountain Complex Fire in Lincoln County
    Project: Provides financial aid for up to 150 homeowners engaged in replacement/repair of septic systems damaged by the fire.
    Grant Amount: $1,164,924

  • Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments
    Primary location: Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fire impact areas in Marion County
    Project: Provides financial aid to repair/replace septic systems within the North Santiam Canyon with a focus on Detroit, Idanha, Gates and other unincorporated areas.
    Grant Amount: $2,000,000





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Contact

Megan Hendrickson
Program Analyst, DEQ Onsite Septic
503-539-3295

Email the Onsite Septic Program at: onsiteseptic.info@deq.oregon.gov