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The OWEB water acquisition program supports the planning and implementation of the acquisition of an interest in water from a willing seller across the state. Water acquisition grants can support a range of project activities from permanent transfers and temporary leases of instream water rights to incentive-based voluntary curtailments by irrigators. The purpose of this program is to increase instream flow to address the conservation needs of habitats and species and to improve water quality.
Programs or projects that plan for or implement, or both, the acquisition of an interest or interests in water from a willing seller for the purpose of increasing instream flow. This can include permanent water right transfers, temporary water leases, and other incentive-based voluntary curtailments by irrigators.
An OGMS login is required to access the online grant application. Only one login per organization is allowed. If no login exists for an organization, please email
Leilani Sullivan to request one. Include the following in your email:
Organization name and addressGrantee Contact Information: name, title, email address, and phone number for the person who will receive all communication from OWEB and sign any grant agreements.Payee Contact Information: name, email address, and phone number for the person who keeps records and submits payment requests and documentation.FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number). OWEB may enter into agreements only with legally established entities. OWEB will review potential applicants prior to creating an OGMS login.DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number. Though not required at application, each grantee must have an active DUNS number verifiable through the System for Award Management (SAM) before a grant agreement will be released.
Eric Williams with questions.
After grant applications are submitted:
Oregon Administrative Rules Secretary of State's website
Please direct questions email
Eric Williams, Grant Program Manager or call 971-345-7014.
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